Prince allegedly treated for drug overdose of pain killers six days before death, but left hospital after they refused to give icon a private room

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Prince, the last time he would be seen alive seen walking out of a Walgreens pharmacy near his Minnesota estate just 15 hours before he was pronounced dead on Thursday/Photo courtesy of TMZ/AKM-GSI

Although an official autopsy have not been performed according to gossip blog TMZ Prince received drug overdose treatment six days before his death during his plane’s emergency landing in rural Illinois.

Medical examiners are investigating the cause of the 57-year-old legendary musician’s Thursday death at his Minnesota estate. But doctors in Moline, Ill., only 48 minutes from his home, gave Prince a so-called “save shot” during the emergency stop last Friday, TMZ reported.

Representatives for Prince attributed the stop to a flu, and he left the hospital hours later, over objections from hospital staff, who wanted him to stay but refuse to give the icon a private room.

Sources told the gossip site Prince was “not doing well” when he left the hospital. He had wowed fans in two shows at Atlanta’s Fox Theater only hours before the flight.

The “save shots” usually help combat opiates, such as heroin and narcotic painkillers, in the bloodstream. Doctors and paramedics have used the injectable medication, called naloxone, for years, according to WebMD.

Police said emergency personnel pronounced the seven-time Grammy winner dead at 10:03 a.m. Thursday inside his Chanhassen, Minn., recording studio. They had tried to revive him for about 20 minutes at the time.

A 911 call unearthed by TMZ earlier in the day revealed that a witness at Paisley Park, Prince’s suburban Minneapolis home, believed him dead even before the first responders arrived.


When Prince wrote ‘Slave’ on his face and changed his name to a symbol in protest for not having the rights to his music masters, it wasn’t about him but about the rights of his music and others artist’s music. Prince trail-blazed a way for artist like Jay Z and Lil Wayne to own their music.

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Darnell Moore has extensively studied music and urban culture both academically and professionally for over 20 years. His writings and posts have appeared in many major urban publications. Moore is the founder and creator of Memoirs of an Urban Gentleman. Contact him , or

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