Prince reportedly had a history of using Percocet for pain following years of performing on stage.
In an upcoming issue of People, the magazine reports that despite the legendary pop icon’s lawyer L. Londell McMillan assuring that the singer was “not on any drugs that would be cause for concern,” sources tell them the performer “once had a history of using prescription painkiller Percocet” for treating “ongoing pain” he incurred from performing on stage in heels for over two decades.
“His hip bothered him from jumping off risers for 20 years,” longtime friend Sheila E. said.
Other sources tell the magazine Prince was struggling with an “ongoing illness.”
The singer’s plane made an emergency landing a week before he died. He was rushed to a hospital “unresponsive.” and left a few hours later, when it was reported he was just battling the flu.
Prince died last week at his Paisley Park home. An autopsy was conducted, but cause of death has yet to be announced.
Celebrities, performers and fans from all over the world have since mourned the loss of the memorable artist known as Prince.