Tina Turner has announced that a musical based on her life is currently in the works.

The ‘Proud Mary’ singer revealed on Friday that she’s been working on the musical for over a year now and recently attended workshops in London.

Tina TurnerA Tina Turner musical is coming to the West End

In a statement, Turner said: “We have been working on the musical for over a year now and today I am delighted to be able to share our news as we begin the next chapter of our journey.

“It has been wonderful to collaborate with Katori and Phyllida and to have my story nurtured by such an amazing creative team is thrilling,” she continued. “London has always had a very special place in my heart and it’s wonderful to be back.”

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Tali Pelman, group creative director, Stage Entertainment, added: “It’s been an honour for us all to collaborate so closely with Tina Turner on this project. Tina is a music legend and her iconic songs are matched only by the power and inspiration of her remarkable and moving story.

“We are delighted to be working with Katori Hall, whose writing has a heart and humour that beautifully captures Tina’s life story, and to have the extraordinary director Phyllida Lloyd at the helm of such a talented creative team. It’s been exciting today to see the project move into its next phase.”

Turner’s life was previously the subject of 1993 movie What's Love Got to Do With It, which starred Angela Bassett as the legendary singer.