After learning her kidneys were failing, Turner started dialysis which became her whole life for nine months, she said.
Turner had another stroke in 2013, just three weeks after marrying her husband, Erwin Bach.
"That's when I discovered I couldn't stand on my own," Turner said in her memoir "My Love Story, released in 2018"
"I was too embarrassed to call for help. Legs for days and muscles of steel from dancing, but I didn't have the strength to get up," Turner wrote, adding that she was terrified of being paralyzed and unable to dance again.
Fortunately she learned to walk again.