Ugh, so sad…
Prince‘s former drug dealer says the superstar was hooked on powerful opiates for over 25 years…which is like, news to EVERYBODY. News was that Prince od’d on Percocet, but that’s not all…he had a long history with this type of very addictive drug.
Prince’s long-time dealer – who asked to be called only by the VERY CREATIVE name Doctor D- revealed the singer would spend up to $40,000 at a time on six-month supplies of Dilaudid pills and Fentanyl patches which are both highly addictive opioid pain killers. Dailymail reports:
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 – 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 said: ‘I first met Prince in 1984 while he was filming the movie Purple Rain and he was already majorly addicted to opiates – I didn’t hook him on drugs he was already a really heavy user.
‘In the beginning he would buy speed as well as Dilaudid.
‘I would sell him black beauties which were a black pill and cross tops which were also speed pills.
‘He would use that as a counter balance to get back up again from taking opiates.
‘That lasted for a couple of years then he would just buy Dilaudid, which is a heroin based opiate. It is highly addictive.
‘As far as I knew he never took heroin – as that would leave you out of it for days whereas Dilaudid gives you an energy buzz as well as making you feel relaxed – so he preferred it.
Woah, that’s some heavy stuff for someone who didn’t drink and who wouldn’t swear or sing the dirtier lyrics to his own songs. It’s weird to see Prince’s dark, private life emerge post mortem. It’s still so sad…