Musical legend and former superstar “Prince” or “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince” used to spend $40,000 at a time on 6 month worth of supplies of Dilaudid pills and Fentanyl patches. Prince used these highly addictive opiod pain killers for approximately 25 years.
Most likely in attempt to acquire his 15 minutes of fame and glory, Prince’s former drug dealer (referring to himself only as “Doctor D” came forward in an exclusive interview with Daily Mail Online and revealed the full extent of Prince’s secret opiate and drug addiction explaining how the superstar was addicted on powerful opiates for over 25 years, between 1984 and 2008.
Prince, found dead on a Thursday afternoon in his home in Minneapolis, Minnessota was cremated in an intimate ceremony in an unnamed funeral home shortly after an autopsy was completed on Friday. Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson and another family member reportedly spent a few minutes saying goodbye at the First Memorial Waterston Chapel before the musician was cremated. His death came just days after sources claimed he overdosed on the opiate Percocet (oxycodone).
According to Doctor D, Prince suffered from stage fright and couldn’t even get on stage to perform without using opiates. Prince considered acquiring a legitimate prescription but had a crippling phobia of doctors. Prince was introduced to opiates after a physician prescribed him strong pain killers for his hip condition. This is likely when his addiction to opiates started.
Doctor D said, “I first met Prince in 1984 while he was filming the movie Purple Rain and he was already majorly addicted to opiates – I didn’t hook him on drugs he was already a really heavy user.” He also stated the following:
“In the beginning he would buy speed as well as Dilaudid.”
“I would sell him black beauties which were a black pill and cross tops which were also speed pills.”
“He would use that as a counter balance to get back up again from taking opiates.”
“That lasted for a couple of years then he would just buy Dilaudid, which is a heroin based opiate. It is highly addictive.”
“As far as I knew he never took heroin – as that would leave you out of it for days whereas Dilaudid gives you an energy buzz as well as making you feel relaxed – so he preferred it.”
“He needed the drugs because he was so nervous – he could be nervous in a room with just five people in it”
“He was scared to go out in public, he was scared to talk to people and didn’t like to go on stage – he had the worst case of stage fright I’d ever seen.”
“A lot of performers rely on drugs to make them feel confident on stage but he was by far the worse.”
“Plus he was always paranoid about doctors so he wouldn’t ask them for help – he had a phobia of them.”
“I was surprised when I heard he had been picking up prescriptions before he died.”
Prince was seen and photographed outside of Walgreens a few days before he died. It is not known whether he was picking up Percocet or any other prescription. However, according to sources, Prince was treated by doctors for a Percocet overdose just six days before he died.
Prince at just 57 years of age had to make an emergency stop in Moline, Illinois on April 15th in his private plane in order to be rushed to the hospital. Physicians administered a “save shot” which is an emergency injection that’s administered at the time of an overdose in attempt to save his life.
Doctor D believes that if Prince was actually being prescribed Percocet by his doctor that the combination of Tylenol and opiates in the drug may have killed him. He said “If Prince was just taking Dilaudid he would still be alive.” Of course we don’t know if that’s entirely true, but this was his opinion.
Doctor D also said the following:
“It has less side effects than other opiate drugs such as Percocet but doctors don’t like to prescribe it because it’s one of the heaviest drugs.”
“The problem with Percocet is that it is an opiate mixed with Tylenol – but he would have been taking much more than the recommended dose because he had developed a tolerance to opiates over the years.”
“When you take that much Tylenol it can cause major problems – especially with your kidneys.”
“He self medicated for years and was fine – so it wouldn’t have been the opiates that killed him but the Tylenol.”
“So perversely the doctors who thought they were helping him may have hurt him by prescribing Percocet.”
“Also if they did have to give him a save shot when he overdosed like everybody is saying – that removes all traces of drugs from your system so he would have started to go into withdrawal and would have had to take a lot of drugs to feel okay again – which also could have killed him.”
“You can’t just stop taking these drugs when you have taken them for so long.”
“But without knowing his drug history doctors wouldn’t have known that.”
“It explains why he was spotted looking nervous and pacing around at the pharmacy in the week before his death.”
Doctor D was originally from Los Angeles but at the time of the interview based himself in the Coachella Valley area. He first met Prince while working as part of the road crew at one of his concerts. Doctor D soon became his dealer of choice whenever Prince was in the Los Angeles area.
Prince was also very addicted to Fentanyl patches These patches worn like nicotine patches provide a 72 hour constant release of the drug through the skin into the blood stream. Prince would couple the use of patches with Dilaudid in order to “double up” on the amount of opiates he was getting.
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