Prince suffered a medical emergency less than one week before he was tragically discovered dead in his home, but he made sure to prove to fans he was alive and kicking one day later during a dance party at his house. Find out the reassuring message he gave partygoers to assure them he was okay at the time here.
The details surrounding Prince’s death are still hazy, and many are wondering if he was sick at the time of his April 21 death. It’s especially a concern because less than one week earlier, his plane was forced to land unexpectedly while he was traveling to a concert because he was feeling so poorly! But his optimistic message to fans on April 16 definitely lessened the concern, which is why news of his passing is so especially tragic.
Prince was traveling home to Minnesota by plane on April 15 when his plane made an emergency landing in Illinois because he wasn’t feeling well. An ambulance took him to the hospital, and he was discharged after just a few hours. At the time, his rep confirmed that he was battling a severe case of the flu, but that everything was fine.
To prove that point, Prince invited fans to his compound in Minnesota the next day for a major dance party, and although he didn’t perform, he took the stage to entertain the crowd, and let them know his health was just fine.
“Wait a few days before you waste any prayers,” he told the audience of around 200. Because he wasn’t performing, he let the group listen to 30 minutes of his earlier concert in Atlanta, and he definitely seemed to be in great spirits at that time.
Things took a tragic turn, though, because on April 21, just five days later, the 57-year-old was found dead in his home. His cause of death has not yet been revealed, but the entire music community has been rocked by the devastating news.
Are you shocked to hear about Prince’s passing, HollywoodLifers?