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It is entirely too much going on this evening! We are just picking our faces off the ground after losing such a legend as Prince. Now TMZ is reporting that the singer was treated for a drug overdose a couple days before his death.

Multiple sources in Moline tell us, 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 3 hours after arriving and flew home. TMZ


Now I don’t know if I want to completely believe TMZ but at this point, this whole situation isn’t making any sense at all. 57 is not all especially to someone who is supposed to be a vegan. Let’s be honest here, we have lost a lot of entertainers to drugs so it wouldn’t be unheard of.

Prince was Prince though right? He was very private so the story of him leaving after being denied a private hospital room sound right. I’m hoping for the best but this death is not sitting well with me and a lot of others.


What do you think? Could Prince’s death be linked to drug use?






  1. Danielle

    April 21, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    I have mixed feelings on this one. If this is the case,the biggest question to ask is why would he try to kill himself. I was honestly thinking HIV/AIDS hence the alleged flu-like symptoms.

  2. Ericka Dee

    April 21, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    WOW, if this is true. I will say (as a vegan myself) lots of us use drugs. Unfortunately, they stand on the fact that its not animal products. Medicine/chemicals receive a pass many times.

  3. missdelta

    April 21, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    It could have been from prescription drug use. He had pain issues. Or he could have had a pulmonary embolism. If he already had pain issues, maybe he didn’t notice the DVT, and people sometimes think they have the flu or a cold before the blood clot reaches the lungs. At any case, we will find out after the autopsy. In my case, it doesn’t matter. He is a music icon and musical genius. My condolences to the family. RIP Prince Rogers Nelson.

    A side note: My favorite memory of Prince is when he played the half-time show at the Super Bowl in Miami. I lived a couple of blocks from the stadium and the rain was getting worst. I kept looking outside and just knew he wasn’t going to perform. When he came on stage, I called my mother and we both screamed together. I said, “Prince is on stage performing in the rain with a du-rag.” He didn’t miss a beat. Only Prince. He took the du-rag off near the end and his hair was on point. We could relate. Loved Prince

  4. Vera

    April 22, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Purple Rain Tour came to Memphis in 85? 86? I was only 10 or 11 and my mother took me to it. And on a school night! We weren’t the type to do that kind of thing and my teachers were horrified that my mom took me. It had been a rough patch in our life, and maybe I was too young, but I was his biggest fan and that concert was everything. I’ll never forget the magic of my first concert and how the purple flowers rained down from the rafters of the Coliseum. He was magic.

  5. Vera

    April 22, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    As to the drug use. I can see it. And that doesn’t take away from his genius or his character. Sensitive, creative and private people tend to lean toward self medication.

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