Prince’s Pain Medication Addiction Started With Tub Accident | Entertainment News

Prince’s addiction to prescription drugs began after a bathtub accident, it has been claimed.

The late music legend turned to pain relievers after sustaining injuries during a rehearsal for a performance in Minnesota while on tour promoting the album “Purple Rain”. Prince had planned to sing a song from the suspended bathtub, but it collapsed during the rehearsal and left him in terrible pain.

Alan Leeds, his tour manager at the time, recalls in the new book “Nothing Compares 2 U: An Oral History of Prince”: “He fell 10 or 12 feet with him. I never moved so quickly of my life.

“After that he got back pain day in and day out. Then in LA he slipped and hurt his knee. He took meds and finished the tour, but I don’t think his hip and his leg are never completely normal after that. “

Prince died in 2016 at the age of 57 after an accidental drug overdose and the manner in which he died was ironic to those who knew him as the hitmaker of “When Doves Cry” was anti-drug as a teenager. .

His cousin Pepe Willie said, “He wasn’t trendy at all. Prince was a bob.

“We would go out, smoke a doobie and come back upstairs, and he was like, ‘Oohhhh, ooohhh, look at you! Your eyes are red! Look at you, look at you! And we’d be like, ‘Oh, man, come on.’ He was square. “

Susannah Melvoin, the music icon’s former fiancée and singer in several of her bands, also spoke about how Prince turned to dessert rather than drugs during long recording sessions.

She said: “In his marathon sessions he ate cake. He loved, loved, loved cakes, mostly vanilla with chocolate frosting.

“I was doing it regularly for him and that would keep him going. He would walk out of the studio, take another slice, come back down. That’s how he continued.”