Being the legend that he is, Prince has been trying to push through concert appearances and over thirty years of hits despite being riddled with the flu.
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The 57-year-old rocker didn’t plan to take any days off anytime soon as he’s in the midst of his “Piano & A Microphone” tour which began in Melbourn, Australia in February.
Unfortunately, the illness recently got the best of him and he canceled two shows on April 7th. On April 14th, Prince tried again to turn up as if it were “1999” in front of two sold-out crowds in Atlanta.
Prince was flying above the clouds when according to TMZ, his private jet had to make an emergency landing at Quad City International Airport in Moline, Illinois. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he was reportedly released after three hours.
The LA Times adds that Prince is now continuing his recovery from home. He’s even been tweeting. What’s the cure to making Prince feel better? Listening to Prince music of course!
He subtly tweeted that he was attune to the madness surrounding his hospitalization. He said “
#NowPlaying “Controversy” referring to his 1981 hit. Prince also retweeted Funktopia’s review of his Atlanta show which called him “AUDIO PERFECTION”.
Go ahead and drop the mic from your sickbed Prince, we see you! We have ice chips and chicken noodle soup at the ready if you need us! Just let us know your address and we’ll hop in our Little Red Corvette ASAP!
Join us in wishing “The Purple One” a speedy recovery and let us know your favorite Prince song!
Remembering Prince Through the Years
1. PrinceSource:AP 1 of 15
2. PrinceSource:AP 2 of 15
3. Fact: Prince was nicknamed "Skipper" as a kid.3 of 15
4. Prince rocking out on ABC's Good Morning America in June of 2006. (PR Photos)4 of 15
5. Fact: Prince was reportedly able to play 27 instruments5 of 15
6. Prince at the 2007 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood, CA. (PR Photos)6 of 15
7. Prince at The Bourne Ultimatum UK Premiere in Leicester Square in 2007. (PR Photos)7 of 15
8. Prince performs at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2008 in Eaton Square in London. (PR Photos)8 of 15
9. Prince performs in Chicago in 2011.9 of 15
10. Prince performs at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2008 in Eaton Square in London. (PR Photos)10 of 15
11. Prince at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards on March 4, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)11 of 15
12. Wax Figure of Prince Unveiled at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in New York on January 16, 2009. (PR Photos)12 of 15
13. Prince was awarded with an "Icon Award" at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. (AP)13 of 15
14. Fact: Prince played electric guitar on Madonna's "Like A Prayer." (Retna)14 of 15
15. PrinceSource:AP 15 of 15