Tina Turner said she ‘always had’ a crush on Mick Jagger 1 month before death

Tina Turner “always” had a crush on Mick Jagger.

In an interview with The Guardian on April 8, one month and a half before her death, the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll revealed who her celebrity crush was.

“I loved when we toured with the Rolling Stones,” Turner — who passed away at age 83 Wednesday — detailed to the outlet at the time.

Jagger and Turner shared the stage a handful of times, but their most important performance was at the 1985 Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium in London.

It was at the UK stadium where the rockstar ripped off Turner’s skirt while they sang “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll” together.

They sang alongside other music icons like Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Cyndi Lauper and Billy Joel.

Tina Turner and Mick Jagger performing on stage at Live Aid
Tina Turner said that Mick Jagger was her celebrity crush just a month before she died at age 83.
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The “One of the Living” singer recalled that night in her 2018 memoir, “Tina Turner: My Love Story,” writing, “Mick and I could never just stand there and sing—that wasn’t us. We had to do something.

“He looked me over. I was wearing a tight-fitting black leather top and skirt and I could see a naughty idea forming. ‘Does that skirt come off?’ he asked slyly. ‘What?’ was my startled reply.” 

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It was then that Jagger said to Turner, “‘I’m going to take your skirt off’.”

“I asked him why, but it was too late to talk it through, Mick had already made his mind up to do it,” she wrote.

The “Steamy Windows” songstress retired from her decades-long career in 2009 after completing her 50th-anniversary tour.

Tina Turner and Mick Jagger perform at the Live Aid concert Saturday night in Philadelphia on July 13, 1995.
Jagger famously tore off Turner’s skirt during a 1985 performance in London.
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On Wednesday, Turner’s rep confirmed her death to the Telegraph, saying that the singer died in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, after a long illness.

They then wrote on social media, “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner. With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow.”

“Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly,” the statement concluded.

Here’s what to know about legendary singer Tina Turner

The “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” died at 83 on Wednesday after a prolific career that spanned decades.

Tina — who was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in 2021 — sold more than 100 million records worldwide throughout her career, with songs including the anthemic hit “The Best” and her solo comeback single “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”

She scored her first and only No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the song, which kicked off her 1980s career resurgence.

Tina was 44 at the time, making her the oldest solo female artist to top the Hot 100 chart.

The singer and actress had 12 total Grammy Awards, including eight competitive awards, three Grammy Hall of Fame awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.


Tina Turner and Mick Jagger performing on stage in 1981
The two toured together a handful of times throughout her decades-long career.
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The “Paint it Black” crooner, 73, echoed a loving sentiment for his fellow musician in a tribute post via Instagram following news of her death.

“I’m so saddened by the passing of my wonderful friend Tina Turner,” he wrote before calling her an “enormously talented performer and singer” and gushing over how “inspiring, warm, funny and generous” she was.

“She helped me so much when I was young and I will never forget her,” he concluded.

Oprah Winfrey and Tina Turner and husband Erwin Bach
Turner married her second husband, Erwin Bach, in 2013.
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She is survived by her husband, Erwin Bach, who she married in 2013, and adopted sons Ike Jr. and Michael.

Her youngest son, Ron, died at 62 due to colon cancer complications — just six months before her death.

Meanwhile, Tina’s eldest son from a previous relationship, Craig, died by suicide in July 2018 at age 59.

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