Tina Turner is one strong woman, having emerged stronger and in tact from trials and tribulations that would have broken many down, but still - she's not infallible. So in adding son Ike Jr.'s illness and the recent death of her sister to her tumultuous history, it seems only natural that rumors about the singer and performer would start to emerge.
According to her biographer, Mark Bego:
"Losing Alline and seeing Ike Jr. so sick has hit her like a one-two punch. Tina has been in misery ever since her sister's death. And now Ike Jr. has taken a turn for the worse. Her friends fear she is drinking heavily in private to get over the pain. Those closest to her are beginning to believe that going into rehab may be her only salvation."
Hopefully Bego is wrong, though it seems highly unlikely given the amount of time he inevitably spends with Turner and friends, not to mention the resources at his disposal as her biographer.
Hopefully seeing the concern of others close to her will inspire Tina Turner to get the help she needs!