Prince’s dealer: Doctor’s ignorance of his addiction to opiates may have killed him
Prince’s former drug dealer . . . [“Doctor D”] said the musician, who he described as ‘majorly addicted’, regularly bought drugs from him between 1984 and 2008.
The dealer, often to the stars, said Prince suffered crippling stage fright and could not get on stage and perform without the drugs [highly addictive opioid pain killers] — but had a phobia of doctors so could not obtain a prescription legally.
Tragically, Doctor D suggests it could have been a physician that unknowingly contributed to Prince’s death — by prescribing strong pain killers to the singer for his hip condition without knowing the extent of his secret opiate addiction.
“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.”
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