Photo Credit: Mohegan Sun/THZ Photo Library. Prince performs at Mohegan Sun Arena on December 29, 2013.
Prince was allegedly treated for a drug overdose six days before his death on Thursday. There are reports that the superstar overdosed on the opiate Percocet for hip pain six days before he died and had to be given a ‘save shot’ sources said. Friends said he had long-term hip issues but was rumored to refuse surgery because he was a Jehovah’s Witness. His recent medical problems started last week when his jet plane made an emergency landing in Moline, Ill., last Friday due to a medical emergency because the singer was struggling with the flu. Prince was then rushed to the hospital as doctors advised that Prince stay in the hospital for 24 hours, however he left after only three hours.
Authorities found Prince unresponsive in an elevator when they arrived Thursday morning, responding to a 911 call from Paisley park. First responders tried CPR, but were unable to revive the singer and he was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m.
Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding Prince’s untimely death as the rest of the world mourns. His autopsy will be performed on Friday which will give us more clarity on what went wrong when the results come back.
The Carver County Sheriff’s Office released the transcript of the 911 call that an unidentified male made to report Prince’s death. The caller said the people at the house were “distraught,” and said he didn’t know how Prince died.
See the full transcript, which began at 9:43 a.m. on Thursday, below.
Dispatcher: 911, where is your emergency?
Unidentified male: Hi there, um, what’s the address here? Yeah we need an ambulance right now.
UM: We have someone who is unconscious.
D: Okay, what’s the address?
UM: Um, we’re at Prince’s house.
D: Okay, does anybody know the address? Is there any mail around that you could look at?
UM: Yeah, yeah, okay, hold on.
D: Okay, your cell phone’s not going to tell me where you’re at, so I need you to find me an address.
UM: Yeah, we have um, yeah, we have um, so yeah, um, the person is dead here.
D: Okay, get me the address please.
UM: Okay, okay, I’m working on it.
D: Concentrate on that.
UM: And the people are just distraught.
D: I understand that they are distraught, but…
UM: I’m working on it, I’m working on it.
D: Okay, do we know how the person died?
UM: I don’t know, I don’t know.
UM: Um, so we’re, we’re in Minneapolis, Minnesota and we are at the home of Prince.
D: You’re in Minneapolis?
UM: Yeah, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
D: You’re sure you are in Minneapolis?
UM: That’s correct.
D: Okay, have you found an address yet?
UM: Yeah, um, I’m so sorry I need, I need the address here?
Unidentified female: 7801
D: 7801 what?
UM: Paisley Park, we are at Paisley Park.
D: You’re at Paisley Park, okay, that’s in Chanhassen. Are you with the person who’s…
UM: Yes, it’s Prince.
UM: The person.
D: Okay, stay on the line with me.
Ambulance dispatcher: Ambulance, Shirley.
D: Carver with the transfer for Paisley Park Studios, 78.
AD: Paisley Park Studios, okay.
D: 7801 Audubon Road.
D: We have a person down, not breathing.
AD: Down, not breathing.
UM: He’s, he’s…
D: We’re going to get everybody, go ahead with the transmittal.