Prince Was Due to Meet Opioid Addiction Doctor the Day After His Death: Report

Prince had an appointment with an addiction doctor, according to a report
Prince had an appointment with an addiction doctor, according to a report. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards

Prince was due to meet an opioid addiction expert, Dr. Howard Kornfeld, on April 22, the day after his death, a new report has claimed.

According to the Star Tribune, the California doctor says he had an appointment to meet with the "Purple Rain" singer to help him fight his addiction to painkillers.

William Mauzy, an attorney in Minneapolis working with the Kornfeld family, explained that the famed addiction doctor was called because the artist was suffering a "grave medical emergency."

Kornfeld was unable to see Prince, who was found dead at his Paisley Park studio on April 21, on that day, so had sent his son, Andrew Kornfeld, to the residence and had plans to follow up the next day, April 22.

According to Mauzy, Andrew arrived at Prince's home on April 21 and was one of the people at Paisley Park when the singer's body was discovered. Mauzy claims Andrew was the person who called 911.

Last week, Arsenio Hall opened up about the pain the musician suffered from his hips.

"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,” Hall, 60, told Access Hollywood. “I think the cane was kind of swaggy, before the pain kicked in."

Toxicology reports from Prince's autopsy are not expected for some weeks.


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