Tina Turner Dumping US Citizenship for Swiss

'I cannot imagine a better place to live'

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 25, 2013 12:48 PM CST

(Newser) – It's official: Tina Turner is divorcing America. The pop legend has decided to become a citizen of Switzerland, where she's been living since 1995, giving up her US citizenship in the process. "I'm very happy in Switzerland," she explained to a German-language paper, according to the AFP. "I cannot imagine a better place to live." The 73-year-old has already passed the requisite civics test and interview to make the switch, but still needs approval from the canton of Zurich and federal authorities.

In this Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009 file photo, Tina Turner performs on stage during her concert at the Hallenstadion venue in Zurich, Switzerland.
In this Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009 file photo, Tina Turner performs on stage during her concert at the Hallenstadion venue in Zurich, Switzerland.   (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt, File)
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