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Tina Turner is the epitome of strength, resilience and never giving up. Looking at her life—the ups and downs, the trials and tribulations— the iconic singer is the face of a survivor.

For the past 80 years, she’s been surviving on her own terms. From the little girl from Nutbush, Tennessee to a survivor of domestic abuse to the rock star selling out stadiums all throughout the world, Tina has been an inspiration to all of us.

For her birthday today (Nov. 26), the legend posted a special video for her fans.

“Yes, I’m 80,” Turner said, adding, “How did I think I would be at 80? Not like this.”

“How is this?” she continued, laughing. “Well, I look great, I feel good, I’ve gone through some very serious sicknesses that I’m overcoming. So it’s like having a second chance at life. I’m happy to be an 80-year-old woman.”

It’s amazing to see her so healthy and vibrant, especially since she admitted that in 2013 she had a stroke and was also diagnosed with intestinal cancer that caused her kidneys to fail, PEOPLE noted.

So here’s to her living her best life on this Earth for the past eight decades, on her own terms. Take a look at her amazing and empowering journey below:

Tina Turner Turns 80! [PHOTOS]  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

1. The Tina Turner Musical” Opening Night on Broadway, 2019

The Tina Turner Musical" Opening Night on Broadway, 2019 Source:Getty

2. The Tina Turner Musical” Opening Night on Broadway, 2019

The Tina Turner Musical" Opening Night on Broadway, 2019 Source:Getty

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4. Belgium, 2000.

Belgium, 2000. Source:Getty

5. Belgium, 1985

Belgium, 1985 Source:Getty

6. Belgium, 1987

Belgium, 1987 Source:Getty

7. Tina Turner, Belgium, 1985

Tina Turner, Belgium, 1985 Source:Getty

8. Chicago, 1983

Chicago, 1983 Source:Getty

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9. Chicago, 1984

Chicago, 1984 Source:Getty

10. Tinley Park, IL, 1997

Tinley Park, IL, 1997 Source:Getty

11. 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards, 2008

50th Annual GRAMMY Awards, 2008 Source:Getty

12. Chicago, 1984

Chicago, 1984 Source:Getty

13. Chicago, 1985

Chicago, 1985 Source:Getty

14. Chicago, 1987

Chicago, 1987 Source:Getty

15. Saarbrücken, Germany, 1990

Saarbrücken, Germany, 1990 Source:Getty

16. Frankfurt, Germany, 1990

Frankfurt, Germany, 1990 Source:Getty

17. Los Angeles, 1966

Los Angeles, 1966 Source:Getty

18. Grammy Awards, 1985

Grammy Awards, 1985 Source:Getty

19. Hollywood, CA, 1986

Hollywood, CA, 1986 Source:Getty

20. Grammy Awards, 1982

Grammy Awards, 1982 Source:Getty

21. Grammy Awards, 1982

Grammy Awards, 1982 Source:Getty

22. New York City, 1970

New York City, 1970 Source:Getty

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24. On the set of ‘Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome,’ 1989

On the set of 'Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome,' 1989 Source:Getty
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