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
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)

(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.