Aretha Franklin Wonders If Prince Died From The Zika Virus
Aretha Franklin said in her interview,”I’m hearing flu-like symptoms so I’m wondering if it has anything to do with the Zika virus”.
Queen of soul has created conversation since she aired her speculation regarding Prince’s death on MSNBC.
Aretha Franklin floated the idea after the singer’s representatives revealed Prince had been rushed to hospital with ‘severe flu’ days before his death.
Prince was found unresponsive in his elevator at his Paisley Park Minnesota home on Thursday and was pronounced dead less than 30 minutes later.
All through the week since last Friday Prince’s heath had gone down-spin.
On Friday, after his performance Atlanta, Prince’s plane made an emergency landing in Moline Illinois so he could be rushed to hospital.
Multiple sources confirmed to TMZ that “doctors gave him a ‘save shot’ which is usually given in dire circumstances to drug overdose victims”. Prince’s representatives said he was battling the flu.
Other sources asserted that “doctors advised Prince to stay at the hospital for 24 hours, but when he wasn’t given a private room, he and his representatives decided to leave”.
A person who spoke on anonymity said: “When he left the hospital, Prince ‘was not doing well”.
Prince left the hospital three hours later.
On Saturday, he made an appearance in Minnesota. Attendants of the conviviality revealed Prince said, ‘wait a few days before you waste any prayers’.
On Wednesday, he stopped at a Walgreens pharmacy at about 7PM, looking ‘frail and nervous’.
A source confirmed the 57 year-old had visited the pharmacy four times this week.
On Thursday, Prince was found unresponsive in the elevator and later pronounced dead.
It is unknown why he went to the store himself or if he picked up a prescription, although Walgreens protocol permits anyone with Prince’s phone number and address to retrieve medication for him.
Zika Virus fatalities are extremely rare.
Would it have made any difference what killed him?