Prince’s alleged drug dealer has made an astonishing claim that the ‘Purple Rain’ star was hooked on opiates for over 25-years in an explosive new report. Click to read the shocking details!
This is HUGE! A drug dealer, who claims to have supplied Prince with powerful opiates, including Dilaudid pills and Fentanyl patches, has come forward to reveal that the “Purple Rain” legend allegedly battled a secret drug addiction for 25 plus years, according to a blockbusting report by the MailOnline.
The dealer, who is identified as Doctor D, alleges that Prince would spend up to $40,000 a time on 6-month supplies of Dilaudid pills and Fentanyl patches, which are both highly-addictive painkillers. Doctor D, who is said to have sold Prince drugs from 1984-2008, also revealed that the late singer suffered from crippling stage fright and supposedly couldn’t perform without the aid of drugs.
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“In the beginning he would buy speed as well as Dilaudid,” Doctor D told the MailOnline. “I would sell him black beauties which were a black pill and cross tops which were also speed pills. He would use that as a counter balance to get back up again from taking opiates. That lasted for a couple of years then he would just buy Dilaudid, which is a heroin based opiate. It is highly addictive. As far as I knew he never took heroin – as that would leave you out of it for days whereas Dilaudid gives you an energy buzz as well as making you feel relaxed – so he preferred it. He needed the drugs because he was so nervous – he could be nervous in a room with just five people in it. He was scared to go out in public, he was scared to talk to people and didn’t like to go on stage – he had the worst case of stage fright I’d ever seen. A lot of performers rely on drugs to make them feel confident on stage but he was by far the worse.”
Incredibly, Doctor D boldly states that a physician may have contributed to Prince’s untimely death by prescribing him painkillers for his hip condition, without knowing the full extent of the axeman’s alleged opiate addiction. Doctor D believes that if Prince was still taking Dilaudid, he wouldn’t have died.
‘If Prince was just taking Dilaudid he would still be alive,’ Doctor D continued. “It has less side effects than other opiate drugs such as Percocet but doctors don’t like to prescribe it because it’s one of the heaviest drugs. The problem with Percocet is that it is an opiate mixed with Tylenol – but he would have been taking much more than the recommended dose because he had developed a tolerance to opiates over the years. When you take that much Tylenol it can cause major problems – especially with your kidneys. But doctors would have freaked out if they knew the extent of Prince’s drug problem and wouldn’t know what to do. He self medicated for years and was fine – so it wouldn’t have been the opiates that killed him but the Tylenol. So perversely the doctors who thought they were helping him may have hurt him by prescribing Percocet.”
If the dealer is to be believed, this really is a tragic tale of addiction gone terribly wrong once again. Just like Michael Jackson, there could be fingers pointed at doctors who may or may not have known what they were doing.
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