Oprah Winfrey as soon as wore a Tina Turner-inspired wig ‘always,’ even whereas sleeping

This wig was merely the very best.

Many tales about Tina Turner’s iconic life and elegance have emerged after the music legend died on the age of 83 on Wednesday, and it seems Oprah Winfrey has fairly the hair-raising story.

The previous “Oprah Winfrey Present” host, 69, was shut mates with Turner and in a 2011 OWN interview, she shared the story behind her determination to don a Tina-inspired wig “always” and observe her idol on the 1997 “Wildest Goals” tour.

“It was the last word groupie story,” Winfrey says within the re-surfaced YouTube clip, sharing that she determined to pack up her speak present “at nice expense” and journey to completely different cities whereas attending Turner’s concert events.

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Winfrey couldn’t get sufficient of her Tina-inspired wig.
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“I had a wig made so I might be an element and near Tina in wigdom,” she recollects. “After which I wouldn’t take the wig off.”

Clips of the media mogul carrying the quick, shaggy hairpiece flash on the display within the clip as Winfrey laughingly reveals, “I did it for the present, I did it for the subsequent present, I believe we did 5 or 6 reveals across the nation.”

She liked the wig a lot that she “began carrying it on the weekends” and “to mattress.”

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Whereas Winfrey first sported the Tina wig on her present, she began carrying it at dwelling, too.
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Oprah Winfrey and Tina Turner
Winfrey joined Turner for the opening of “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical” in November 2019.
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“I began carrying all of it occasions,” the TV character says, including that her longtime love Stedman Graham needed to stage a little bit of an intervention.

“In the future Stedman got here and mentioned to me, ‘I don’t know when any person’s gonna let you know,’” she shares, including that he informed her, “you might be not Tina Turner.”

Whereas Winfrey initially didn’t get what he was saying, Graham finally informed her, “it’s an issue. It’s develop into an issue. I believe you suppose you’re Tina Turner.”

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Turner was identified for her quick, shaggy hair.
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Tina Turner and Oprah Winfrey
The duo shared an in depth friendship through the years.
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Though she ditched her tousled ‘do, the Turner fan admits she nonetheless thinks it’s fabulous.

“Fact of the matter is I nonetheless like my Tina wig,” Winfrey says within the clip. “If I had it proper now I’d put it on. You recognize, I don’t really feel like that was such a horrible factor to placed on the Tina wig. May I’ve somewhat happiness right here? May I simply have somewhat second?”

As for her friendship with the rock icon, Winfrey told CBS Mornings yesterday that she “was actually conscious that she was in poor health” however that in a 2019 journey to “go to her within the hospital,” Turner shared that “she was truly able to go, which means, prepared to go away the planet.”

We’re positive Oprah will probably be paying tribute to the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll for years to return.