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Pop icon Tina Turner is planning on giving up her U.S. citizenship for good and trading it in for Swiss citizenship.
The singer, who has lived in Switzerland since the 1990s, recently revealed her decision to the German newspaper Blick, reports Fox News. “I'm very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here. ... I cannot imagine a better place to live,” she told the publication.
Turner’s rep also spoke with Zurich’s Zuerichsee-Zeitung newspaper, confirming the move. She wants to “clarify her situation” and “will therefore also give back her US citizenship.”
According to The Telegraph, the 73-year-old singer moved to Switzerland in 1995 to live with her her longtime partner, German record executive Erwin Bach. She lives in the town of Küsnacht in the area that Carl Jung once called home.
Turner remains popular there, with her 2009 album hitting No. 7 on the Swiss charts. Beyond also charted there and she is currently recording Beyond 2.
She isn’t the only singer to call Switzerland home. Both Phil Collins and Shania Twain have homes in the beautiful country.
This is certainly a different situation than Gerard Depardieu, another celebrity who recently gave up his passport for his native country. The French actor had cited taxes as his reason for leaving France for Belgium.