Always looking out. Arsenio Hall opened up about Prince's past hip problems while attending the ninth annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic in Burbank, California, on Monday, May 2.
"I was aware of hip pain that he had. And I remember, you know, it’s interesting, Prince would have the cane, but I feel like the cane preceded the pain. I think the cane was kind of swaggy, before the pain kicked in," Hall, 60, told Access Hollywood of the late icon, who died at age 57 on April 21.
"There was a point where he was having some pain, but I never talked about that kind of thing … I knew it," he continued. "But, you know, guys don’t [say], ‘Yo, how your hip, man?’ Guys don’t have those conversations. But I’m really gonna miss him, I’m playing his music every day."
As previously reported, Prince died at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota, late last month. His body was found in an elevator, and authorities uncovered prescription drugs at the scene.
Additionally, TMZ reported that the late icon may have overdosed on Percocet. His chef, Ray Roberts, told the Associated Press that the Purple One was suffering from a sore throat and stomach pain before his death.
"I think what pained me most is the visual image of where he passed, alone in that elevator, that bugged me," Hall told Access Hollywood.
On Monday, Hall also made headlines when Sinead O'Connor — who has dealt with mental health issues — claimed that the comedian used to supply drugs to Prince. She also alleged that Hall once drugged her at a party hosted by Eddie Murphy.
"Two words for the DEA investigating where prince got his drugs over the decades.… Arsenio Hall (AKA Prince's and Eddie Murphy's bitch) Anyone imagining prince was not a long time hard drug user is living in cloud cuckoo land," O'Connor, 49, wrote on her Facebook account. "Arsenio I've reported you to the Carver County [Sheriff's] office. Expect their call. They are aware you spiked me years ago at Eddie [Murphy's] house. You best get tidying your man cave."
In response, a rep for Hall told Us Weekly that O'Connor's comments are "absolutely false, ridiculous and absurd."
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