TMZ reporting Prince was treated for overdose prior to death

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With the sudden death of megastar music star Prince the rumor mill is starting to swirl. From complications of untreated flu to possible other health problems, no one truly knows why Prince died. Now celebrity gossip website TMZ is reporting that Prince was treated for an overdose when his plane made an emergency landing last week and he was admitted to a hospital. On Friday, April 15, Prince was rushed to the hospital after his private plane made an emergency landing in Illinois. Sources tell TMZ that the 57-year-old’s jet made an unscheduled landing at Quad City International Airport in Moline, Illinois, just after 1 a.m. The singer was immediately transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

The latest according to TMZ today is the following:

“Prince was rushed to a hospital and doctors gave him a “save shot” … typically administered to counteract the effects of an opiate. Our sources further say doctors advised Prince to stay in the hospital for 24 hours. His people demanded a private room, and when they were told that wasn’t possible … Prince and co. decided to bail. The singer was released three hours after arriving and flew home. We’re told when Prince left he ‘was not doing well.’ “

Now the world must wait for the results of an autopsy and toxicology tests to determine the cause of the singer’s death. The toxicology tests normally take about two weeks for completion.

There have been no comments from his representatives about these claims by TMZ or whether the superstar suffered from addiction issues. Sources are reporting that his body was found in an elevator at his estate.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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