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Prince's 911 Caller Opens Up About The Moment He Found The Singer & How He Could Have Saved Him!

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The son of Prince's addiction specialist speaks.

The son of Prince's addiction specialist isn't staying silent any longer!

On Friday, Andrew Kornfeld broke his silence in a guest column for CNN about the traumatizing moment he found the iconic artist unconscious in his Minnesota home.

Related: Fans React To Prince's Overdose

The Recovery Without Walls practice consultant remembered how he felt when he dialed 911, writing:

"Believe me, nothing can prepare a person to walk into such chaos and sadness. As I told the 911 dispatcher on April 21, those on the scene were distraught, which was why I was the one to place the call. But what happened has made me think, long and hard, about what steps we must take to prevent such entirely unnecessary loss of life."

His father, Dr. Howard Kornfeld, was scheduled to fly out to help the singer through his struggle with opioid addiction, but the hitmaker passed away the day before they were supposed to meet.

And while police are investigating the way in which the songsmith was able to obtain the fatal drugs that took his life, Andrew admitted that people who deal with chronic pain will do anything to "escape the agony," adding:

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Is Scott Disick's Hard Partying Seriously Impacting His Health? Deets HERE!

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Well this is troubling news.

On Friday, it was reported that Scott Disick is currently facing some kidney trouble. Say it ain't so!

Related: Scott Still Keeps Up With The Kardashians!

Apparently, the KUWTK star has been ill for sometime and his constant drinking is only making the situation worse. A source shared:

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Demi Lovato Says She Was A 'C*nt' Before Sobriety & Calls Out Feminists Who 'Don't Do The Work' In Refinery29 Spread!

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Demi is open and honest about overcoming her demons.

Demi Lovato doesn't have a filter.

So, it's no surprise the pop princess sat down with Refinery29 to discuss her past struggle with drugs, alcohol, addiction, and mental illness.

Video: Watch Demi & Nick Jonas Slay Carpool Karaoke With James Corden!

The brunette beauty opened up about how substance abuse affected her attitude, saying:

"Prior to getting sober, I was one of those people who was like, I don't give a f*ck, whatever. And I used that as an excuse to do whatever I wanted. I was a nightmare to work with."

The 23-year-old even went on to use some pretty harsh words to describe her old behavior, admitting she was:

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Prince's Death Prompts Minnesota Medical Board To Reform Opiate Prescription Practices

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Prince's death calls for opiate reform.

Prince's untimely death from an apparent drug overdose has prompted officials in Minnesota to address the opiate prescription problem in the state.

According to TMZ, members of the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice met on Saturday and came to the conclusion that prescriptions for opiates are "out of control."

Related: Prince's Close Friends Speak Out About His Addiction

Board members called for stricter regulations and better supervision of doctors who give out painkiller prescriptions.

Although Prince was not mentioned by name, a member did acknowledge that his death had incited a closer look at the problem.

Some board members also concluded that doctors have been relying on opiate prescriptions instead of figuring out less dangerous ways to treat chronic pain conditions that won't result in death.

We'll keep you posted as more information on this reform becomes available.

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Prince's Close Friends Speak Out About The Late Icon's Painkiller Addiction & Untimely Death

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It's been weeks since news broke of Prince's untimely death, but only now are his close friends opening up about his painkiller addiction.

As you may recall, not long after the late icon's passing was confirmed, it was revealed that the Purple Rain singer struggled with an almost decade long addiction to Percocet. How sad!

Related: Prince's Long Lost Grandniece Eyes His Fortune!

It's been said that Prince's abuse of opioids may've been the result of his chronic hip pain that hindered his physical activity levels. One of the Raspberry Beret artist's old collaborators named Sky Dangcil theorized the Grammy winner "took the pills to keep the show going."

Oh no! Apparently, when Prince couldn't deal with his pain any longer he would reportedly travel to his estate in Turks and Caicos in order to "rest his hips." As you may know, Sky was both a DJ and a violinist for the Minnesota native between 2000 and 2007.

The musician added:

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