Tina Turner is shedding light on her path to peace in her new book, Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good, in which she details how her Buddhist practices helped her out of the darkest times of her life.
"I really do believe that age is just a number, and I have never let age stand in my way," Turner writes in an excerpt shared by People. "Not at 42, when people said that I was too old to be a rock star. And not now, in my eighties, when the book I dreamed of writing for decades is finally in your hands. I've passed 80, but I have not 'arrived,' because I still challenge myself to grow, to step out of my comfort zone, to improve my life, and to be of service to others."
She detailed her struggles with depression and a "litany of problems" in an interview with USA Today on Friday (Dec. 4), adding that she "became so hopeless that I attempted suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills."