Oprah Winfrey has put a stop to rumours suggesting retired singer Tina Turner has suffered a stroke, insisting her close pal is alive and well after battling a bout of influenza.
Winfrey took it upon herself to dismiss the claims of bad health after a Twitter post caught her eye on Saturday.
The message, sent from the account CarpeDiemJBS, read: "Has anyone else hear (sic)/read that Legendary Tina Turner recently suffered a stroke?"
Winfrey responded, "CarpeDiemJBS Tina had a bad flu weeks ago. She's recovered. And Living life!"
Turner, who wed longtime boyfriend Erwin Bach last year, has been keeping a low profile in her adopted Switzerland since retiring in 2009.