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Tina Turner

Goodbye America

I'm Gonna Be a Swiss Citizen

1/25/2013 10:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0124-tina-turner-swizerland-gettyWilliam Tell may no longer be the most famous Swiss person in history ... 'cause Tina Turner says she's renouncing her U.S. citizenship to become a full-fledged citizen of Switzerland.

Turner -- who was born in Nutbush, Tennessee -- has been living in Zurich since the mid-90s ... and according to multiple reports, she's decided to make Switzerland her permanent home.

According to a local Swiss newspaper, officials in Switzerland have already decided to GRANT Turner's request for citizenship ... and now it's only a matter of time before the move becomes official.

We called Turner's rep for comment -- who told us she was still trying to get in touch with Tina to clarify the situation.

Also ... yeah, William Tell was Swiss. The more you know ...

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Ashley    

If I was American I would want to leave that country too. The world hates Americans, why would you want to be a citizen of a country where no one likes you?.....I would run VERY fast!!! Good Call Tina, I don't blame you what so ever! #TeamTurner

574 days ago
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trini_angel    

I don't understand the ignorance; by these comments. A world exists outside America...apparently some America is the be all and end all of existence. Get out of your bubble!!!

574 days ago
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Kendra    

good for her enjoy your life

574 days ago
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taffy84    

I wish I could get in

574 days ago
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bon    

Federer could beat Tell.

574 days ago
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Laurie    

See - the wealthiest 1% doesn't have to part with their money, they can just move to a new country and avoid paying the super high taxes America is asking.

574 days ago
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Drew7477    

She just making sure Ike cant chase her down anymore once and for all!

574 days ago
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Kathy    

Good for you. Obummer makes our taxes so high. This is only the beginning. Hold on folks our taxes are going to sky rocket for everyone. Thank our lying president.

574 days ago
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msbeanz    

Why is everyone saying she's moving because of taxes? She's lived there since the 90's. Have you considered the possibility that she actually likes Switzerland? *gasp!*

574 days ago
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Kàt    

Oh my God. What will Oprah do??? Maybe she would like to become a swizzzzzzzzzzzzz citizen too

574 days ago
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Nvts    

GOOD!!...stay there old, ugly, has-been, traitor!!!!

574 days ago
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Tony626    

Haha liberals tell is to pay our fair share while depp attempts to dodge in france, now turner in Switzerland ..suuuure, they love living places where they dont know the language. Just waiting for the "i love the swiss people!" Bs excuses...

574 days ago
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JiLL1    

Interesting timing , right before Obama makes her pay her "fair share" in taxes.

574 days ago
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PoohBearJo    

Tmz cut my comment then put twice my old comment. Can we enjoy the dumb stories w/o the bs ..she's been there so current taxea

574 days ago
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PoohBearJo    

I'm over it have fun lol

574 days ago
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