Music icon Prince was reportedly treated for a drug overdose in the days before he was found dead Thursday morning. TMZ.com cites multiple sources saying the recording artist received what the story calls a “save shot” in a hospital in Moline, Ill., on Friday, April 15, hours after he performed a concert in Atlanta.
He was found dead six days later in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate in suburban Minneapolis.
The hospital visit followed an emergency landing by Prince’s private jet in Moline. At the time, reps for Prince said he had been treated for the flu. The report notes that their version of events raised questions with the plane less than an hour from Prince’s home.
“Multiple sources in Moline tell us Prince was rushed to a hospital and doctors gave him a ‘save shot’ … typically administered to counteract the effects of an opiate,” TMZ reports. “Our sources further say doctors advised Prince to stay in the hospital for 24 hours. His people demanded a private room, and when they were told that wasn’t possible … Prince and co. decided to bail. The singer was released 3 hours after arriving and flew home.”
The report adds: “We’re told when Prince left he ‘was not doing well.'”
An autopsy is planned, according to media reports. TMZ notes that authorities in Minnesota were attempting to obtain hospital records from Moline to aid in determining Prince’s cause of death.