Prince’s Addiction and an Intervention Too Late

(The New York Times, May 5) Mounting evidence shows that singer Prince may have overdosed on painkillers, a secret addiction he kept close and quiet for decades. He began taking them in treat hip pain, which ultimately led to hip surgery in the mid 2000's. Prince was known for being "assidulously clean" and did not take alcohol or marijuana, and did not tolerate anyone on his tour doing either. Yet those who knew about his painkiller abuse decided to intervene and consulted a specialist to help him get over his addiction. The specialist's son flew to meet Prince, but was among those who discovered his lifeless body. READ MORE.