Tina Turner makes first red carpet appearance in 5 years to support musical about her life

Tina Turner looked simply the best as she made her first red carpet appearance in five years in London, England, on Tuesday night.

The 78-year-old music icon stepped out with her husband, Erwin Bach, for the opening of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, a production based on her life, at the Aldwych Theatre.

Rocking a black suit, lace gloves and sparkly silver shoes, the GRAMMY winner was all smiles as she arrived at the event, and posed with Tony-nominated performer Adrienne Warren, who plays Turner in the musical.

Warren appeared in Dreamgirls, Bring It On: The Musical and  Orange Is the New Black prior to this production, which chronicles Turner’s tumultuous rise to becoming one of the biggest superstars in music.

“It's difficult to see someone else do what we did for 40 years,” Turner told BBC News following the premiere. “I'm a perfectionist, so I look a little bit critically. But when I look and see it done so well, I feel proud.”

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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Tina Turner seen at Tina - press night at Aldwych Theatre on April 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Cast member Adrienne Warren (L) and Tina Turner bow at the curtain call during the press night performance of 'Tina: The Tina Turner Musical' at the Aldwych Theatre on April 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Tina Turner seen at 'Tina' press night at Aldwych Theatre on April 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Cast member Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (L) and Tina Turner bow at the curtain call during the press night performance of 'Tina: The Tina Turner Musical' at the Aldwych Theatre on April 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Tina Turner (C) poses with cast members Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (L) and Adrienne Warren at the press night after party for 'Tina: The Tina Turner Musical' at Somerset House on April 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Tina Turner attends the opening night of 'Tina' the Tina Turner musical at Aldwych Theatre on April 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Erwin Bach and Tina Turner arrive at the press night performance of 'Tina: The Tina Turner Musical' at the Aldwych Theatre on April 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Tina Tuner attends the opening night of 'Tina' the Tina Tuner musical at Aldwych Theatre on April 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Tina Turner attending the photocall for the new west end musical Tina, based on the music of Tina Turner held at the Hospital Club, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 17, 2017.Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Tina Turner during the 'TINA: The Tina Turner Musical' photocall at Aldwych Theatre on October 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Tina Turner poses at a photocall for 'Tina: The Tina Turner Musical' at The Hospital Club on October 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - APRIL 29: Tina Turner attends the Giorgio Armani 40th Anniversary Boutique Cocktail Reception on April 29, 2015 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Giorgio Armani)
MILAN, ITALY - APRIL 29: Tina Turner attends the Giorgio Armani 40th Anniversary Boutique Cocktail Reception on April 29, 2015 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Giorgio Armani)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 03: Tina Turner during Oktoberfest at Schuetzenzelt/Theresienwiese on October 3, 2014 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
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The legend also took to Instagram to share her joy at finally being able to share the production with the world.

“After 3 years of hard work from our fantastic cast & crew, @TinaTheMusical makes its World Premiere Performance @TheAldwych tonight,” she captioned a photo with cast and crew on Twitter. “It's meant so much to me to be so closely involved in this production. To all my fans & audiences, I hope you enjoy the show! Love, Tina x.”

Turner has been absent from the spotlight in recent years, having retired from music and moved to Switzerland with Bach.

While she has attended various events, she hasn't been snapped walking a red carpet since an appearance at Giorgio Armani's One Night Only fashion event in Rome, Italy, in 2013.

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