Prince’s Attorney Slams Drug Addiction Reports

Following Prince’s shocking passing, there have been all kinds of reports coming out of the woodwork claiming the legendary musician was treated for a drug overdose days before he passed away at his Paisley Park estate on April 21.

A drug dealer even came forward claiming to be the icon’s supplier.

Prince’s longtime attorney is shutting down reports the singer was abusing drugs before his passing.

Via The Associated Press:

Lawyer L. Londell McMillan had known Prince for 25 years and at one time was his manager. In a phone interview Monday night, he told The Associated Press he spoke to Prince the Sunday before he died, after it was reported that his plane made an emergency landing to deal with a medical emergency involving the singer.

Prince assured McMillan he was fine.

“He said he was doing perfect,” McMillan recalled. “He said, ‘OK, I’ll call you soon.'”

Celebrity website TMZ, citing unidentified sources, reported that Prince was treated for an overdose of the powerful painkiller Percocet while traveling home from concerts in Atlanta last week. The site said his plane made an emergency landing April 15 in Moline, Illinois, where he was briefly hospitalized. Prince had postponed concerts in Atlanta citing an illness but rescheduled them and performed there April 14.

Asked about the TMZ report, McMillan said that while Prince may have been in pain and may have taken medication from time to time, he was “not on any drugs that would be any cause for concern.”

“People use medication. The question is, are you on meds in a dangerous way?” he said.

McMillan noted that Prince, a vegan, was known for his clean lifestyle.

“Everybody who knows Prince knows he wasn’t walking around drugged up,” McMillan said. “That’s foolish. No one ever saw Prince and said, . ‘He looks high.’ . It wasn’t what he was about.”

McMillan also said Prince was in great spirits.

“Prince had an amazing life. He enjoyed life,” he said. “He had a lot of fun.”

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