A much-beloved rock and pop icon was recently admitted to a hospital and is battling a bad case of the flu after having to emergency land his plane.
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Los Angeles (AFP) – Pop icon Prince was treated in hospital after a bout of flu worsened in mid-air, prompting his private jet to make an unscheduled landing, reports said.
The 57-year-old, one of the most influential but elusive figures in music, had been fighting the flu and had cancelled two shows last week, entertainment news website TMZ and American weekly magazine People reported, both citing a representative.
He insisted on performing in Atlanta on Thursday despite being unwell, and began to deteriorate shortly after boarding a plane, forcing the aircraft to land in Moline, Illinois, in the early hours of the morning, TMZ said.
AFP contacted Prince’s publicist, who declined to provide details of the incident.
A few hours after the scare, the artist’s official Twitter account posted the enigmatic message “I am #transformed,” before linking to favorable reviews of the Atlanta show and tweeting that he was listening to “Controversy,” the title track to his 1981 album.
Maybe Prince should take some time off. I feel every week we lose another legend to death. Here’s hoping he gets the rest he needs and is back on the road soon.
Get well, Prince!
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