As we know, Prince was an extremely private person — especially when it came to his health.
The Kiss singer reportedly told members of his inner circle everything was fine in the days after his private plane had to make an emergency landing due to a medical concern. At the time, Prince’s reps told the media he was battling flu-like symptoms.
NYT says Prince proved to be doing OK as he organized a house party and rode a bike in a mall parking lot shortly after.
Additionally, the multi-instrumentalist assured his lawyer L. Londell McMillan not to worry as he was “doing perfect.”
Wow, this is all so mysterious.
While most friends didn’t notice a change in the musician, others say Prince admitted to feeling depressed.
As a result, this is when the addiction doctor Dr. Howard Kornfeld and his son Andrew Kornfeld came into play. You may recall Andrew is the one who called 911 after being among those to find Prince in his elevator.
During a press conference on Wednesday, the Kornfeld family attorney explained the reason for Andrew’s visit to Prince’s compound:
“The hope was to get him stabilized in Minnesota and convince him to come to Recovery Without Walls in Mill Valley. That was the plan. [Dr. Kornfeld] felt it was a lifesaving mission.”
While many of those in Prince’s circle are adamant the singer didn’t battle addiction, his former tour manager Alan Leeds says he wouldn’t be shocked:
“There wasn’t a tour we did where he wasn’t sometimes performing in pain. He was that kind of old school, the-show-must-go-on guy, so the idea of him medicating himself in order to perform isn’t strange to me.”
No answers will be known for sure until the autopsy results are revealed.
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