UPDATE 7:59 PM EST: Prince is back at home after this scary situation!
According to his rep, the singer had been suffering from the flu for the past few weeks. The iconic artist had already canceled two shows earlier this month because he was sick, but apparently insisted on performing this week.
The singer still wasn't feeling great during Thursday night's show in Georgia, and was even worse when he boarded the plane afterward.
So, that's why the aircraft made an emergency landing.
Prince was only in the hospital for about three hours before being released. He then got back on the plane, and is home now.
According to TMZ, Prince was rushed to a hospital in Illinois very early Friday morning.
His private jet made an emergency landing at Quad City International Airport so the singer could be taken by ambulance to a local hospital.
Contradictory reports have one source claiming that the singer is "not doing well," while another person stated that the 57-year-old had been released and was fine.
On Thursday night, Prince had performed in Atlanta on his Piano & A Microphone Tour before jetting off, and shortly thereafter needed immediate medical attention.
It is still not known why the musician needed to be hospitalized.
We'll keep you posted as new details emerge.
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