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
Tina Turner Dumping US Citizenship for Swiss
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. (Read more Tina Turner stories.)

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