Report: Prince Had Appointment To Meet Doctor About Addiction Before He Died

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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A report out of Minnesota says Prince had an appointment to meet with a doctor about pain-killer addiction before he died.

Representatives for the legendary singer say they had called Dr. Howard Kornfield, who specializes in opioid addiction, on April 2oth to seek his immediate help, an attorney for the doctor told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

The attorney, William Mauzy, told the paper the representative for the singer made the call that night because Prince “was dealing with a grave medical emergency.”

Kornfield reportedly couldn’t make it right away but had scheduled for Prince to meet with his son the next day to talk about treatment. The meeting would be for April 21st.

“The plan was to quickly evaluate his health and devise a treatment plan,” Mazy told them. “The doctor was planning on a lifesaving mission.”

Prince was found dead in his Paisley Park home the next day.

The 911 report shows an unidentified male made the call after finding the singer unresponsive in the elevator of his home. Mauzy told the paper, it was the doctor’s son Andrew who made the call.

As previously reported, prescription painkillers were found in the singers possession when he died and in his home.

The cause of death has yet to be reported. Authorities say it could take weeks before toxicology reports come back.