Prince Suffered Drug Overdose Days Before Death: Report

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In a troubling report released by TMZ, sources claim that Prince had been treated for a drug overdose just six days before his untimely death.

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As we reported last week, the 57-year-old singer had been rushed to the hospital following an emergency plane landing.

He was reportedly feeling unwell while flying home after a concert in Atlanta.

A representative for Prince claimed the music icon had been battling the flu for weeks, but was doing fine after doctors treated him for symptoms.

Multiple sources now say the artist was administered a "save shot."

That, for those unfamiliar, is typically given to counter the effects of opiate drugs such as heroin, oxycontin or morphine.

At the time, doctors reportedly advised Prince to remain in the hospital for at least 24 hours, TMZ's latest report states.

He ultimately decided to leave, however, when he couldn't secure a private room at the facility, according to the website.

The seven-time Grammy winner was released three hours later and flew home, which was just a 48-minute flight away.

Sources say that when Prince left the hospital, he "was not doing well."

Prince was found dead in his Minnesota home this morning. Paramedics performed CPR, but were unable to revive him.

TMZ also broke the initial story of Prince's death Thursday.

Earlier today, Prince's former band mate Matt Fink confessed that he thought the flu excuse his camp gave was bogus.

Was there an underlying health issue we didn't know about?

And did Prince know his death was coming somehow?

It's all very much unclear, but as the entire world mourns this music legend, so many questions remain unanswered.

The cause of death is currently being investigated.

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