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TMZ reports Prince treated for drug overdose 6 days before his death

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Posted at 6:26 PM, Apr 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-22 13:54:15-04

MINNESOTA — Music legend Prince died Thursday at the age of 57, and TMZ reports that just six days prior the artist was allegedly treated for overdosing on Percocet during an emergency stop in Illinois.

TMZ reports that numerous sources have confirmed to them that Prince was treated for a drug overdose when his private plane made an unscheduled emergency landing in Moline, Illinois after a show in Atlanta.

Representatives for Prince said the emergency landing was related to the flu, but TMZ cites multiple sources who say Prince was rushed to a hospital and given a “save shot,” which is commonly used to counteract the effects of opiate drugs.

TMZ further reports the artist was advised to stay in the hospital for 24 hours but declined to remain after being told it was impossible to secure a private room.

Thursday, Prince was found unresponsive in an elevator inside his Minnesota home and was later pronounced dead.

A medical examiner is working to determine the cause of death.

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