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http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/princes-guitarist-claims-hip-problems-10265379

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Reply #1 posted 04/21/17 5:21am

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In the story The Mirror claims: "Prince had used a cane to walk since the 1990s."

OK maybe there were times in his career where the cane was more than just a prop but The Mirror is making it sound like he needed a cane to be able to walk which is absurd.
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Reply #2 posted 04/21/17 5:56am

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rogifan said:

In the story The Mirror claims: "Prince had used a cane to walk since the 1990s." OK maybe there were times in his career where the cane was more than just a prop but The Mirror is making it sound like he needed a cane to be able to walk which is absurd.

He was without it sometimes but the canes do have tips on the bottom like a real walking cane so we will never know if he needed them or if they were always a prop.

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Reply #3 posted 04/21/17 5:56am

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rogifan said:

In the story The Mirror claims: "Prince had used a cane to walk since the 1990s." OK maybe there were times in his career where the cane was more than just a prop but The Mirror is making it sound like he needed a cane to be able to walk which is absurd.


The cane was a pimp thing back then, he had it during many interviews. If Prince really needed a cane to walk, he would not be sportin it on TV appearances. Appearing anything less than a picture of perfection visually and health wise just wasn't ever in the cards.




[Edited 4/21/17 5:58am]

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Reply #4 posted 04/21/17 6:49am

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There was a checklist:

Pimp rag

Tootsie pop

Cane

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Reply #5 posted 04/21/17 7:13am

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leadline said:



rogifan said:


In the story The Mirror claims: "Prince had used a cane to walk since the 1990s." OK maybe there were times in his career where the cane was more than just a prop but The Mirror is making it sound like he needed a cane to be able to walk which is absurd.


The cane was a pimp thing back then, he had it during many interviews. If Prince really needed a cane to walk, he would not be sportin it on TV appearances. Appearing anything less than a picture of perfection visually and health wise just wasn't ever in the cards.





[Edited 4/21/17 5:58am]


The cane he had later in life was pretty stylish so whatever he was using it for it looked cool. cool
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Reply #6 posted 04/21/17 8:35am

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leadline said:

rogifan said:

In the story The Mirror claims: "Prince had used a cane to walk since the 1990s." OK maybe there were times in his career where the cane was more than just a prop but The Mirror is making it sound like he needed a cane to be able to walk which is absurd.


The cane was a pimp thing back then, he had it during many interviews. If Prince really needed a cane to walk, he would not be sportin it on TV appearances. Appearing anything less than a picture of perfection visually and health wise just wasn't ever in the cards.




[Edited 4/21/17 5:58am]

I agree. He had the cane, but didn't walk with it like he needed it. How many times didn't he just spun it around while walking. Yeah, when someone does that, you really are in need of a cane. hmmm

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Reply #7 posted 04/21/17 8:44am

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I have no doubt Prince had serious hip pain. And his cane in later years looked really elegant and had that tip at the bottom to prevent it from sliding, so I think it was the real deal.
But he wasn't found with the cane, was he? Even though that awfull tv documentary showed an actor with a cane inside the elevator.

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Reply #8 posted 04/21/17 8:49am

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Loefie said:

leadline said:


The cane was a pimp thing back then, he had it during many interviews. If Prince really needed a cane to walk, he would not be sportin it on TV appearances. Appearing anything less than a picture of perfection visually and health wise just wasn't ever in the cards.




[Edited 4/21/17 5:58am]

I agree. He had the cane, but didn't walk with it like he needed it. How many times didn't he just spun it around while walking. Yeah, when someone does that, you really are in need of a cane. hmmm

Have you seen the clip of him limping in the airport or riding on the old people scotter?

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/video/singer-songwriter-prince-walks-briskly-through-heathrow-news-footage/479449558

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/11/24/soup-with-prince

mention here.

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Reply #9 posted 04/21/17 8:54am

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ufoclub said:

There was a checklist:

Pimp rag

Tootsie pop

Cane


LOL! Yes...great song pull. Isn't it possible that his need for a cane varied. Could it be that, over time, it served for both:

1) addressing hip-related issues

and

2) completing pimp trifecta?

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Reply #10 posted 04/21/17 8:59am

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ufoclub said:

There was a checklist:



Pimp rag


Tootsie pop


Cane


falloff much needed laugh today. Now I'm going to think of this ever time I hear that song.
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Reply #11 posted 04/21/17 9:05am

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rednblue said:



ufoclub said:


There was a checklist:



Pimp rag


Tootsie pop


Cane




LOL! Yes...great song pull. Isn't it possible that his need for a cane varied. Could it be that, over time, it served for both:



1) addressing hip-related issues



and



2) completing pimp trifecta?


Yes exactly. The diamond crusted scepter he had was dope. Easily could have served dual purposes. cool
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Reply #12 posted 04/21/17 9:10am

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I think the first time I started seeing him with a cane was the Parade era, but that was his Charlie Chaplin connection

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Reply #13 posted 04/21/17 9:23am

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PurpleDiamonds1 said:

ufoclub said:

There was a checklist:

Pimp rag

Tootsie pop

Cane

falloff much needed laugh today. Now I'm going to think of this ever time I hear that song.



I hit 50 this year, so I might not be far from cane use. Good to know I can still be a pimpette! : )

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Reply #14 posted 04/21/17 9:25am

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I think the first time I started seeing him with a cane was the Parade era, but that was his Charlie Chaplin connection

I LOVE the princely Charlie Chaplin moves! Thank you for something to bring a smile!

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Reply #15 posted 04/21/17 9:37am

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rogifan said:

rednblue said:


LOL! Yes...great song pull. Isn't it possible that his need for a cane varied. Could it be that, over time, it served for both:

1) addressing hip-related issues

and

2) completing pimp trifecta?

Yes exactly. The diamond crusted scepter he had was dope. Easily could have served dual purposes. cool


Thanks, rogifan! And thanks very much for your post about the The Current. Guitar heavy Prince...woo hoo! Love it! Prince liked to move around a lot on stage. I'm glad he was able to move that way for so long (or maybe always) without a cane. It left both hands free for that guitar! : ) Loved to see him on piano, drums, etc. too, of course.

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Reply #16 posted 04/21/17 9:48am

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ufoclub said:

There was a checklist:

Pimp rag

Tootsie pop

Cane

Dunno why this song is hated on, on the "org"

I freaking love that who segment - through to "the F-L-O-W"...up in2 7

brilliant eclectic album...

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Reply #17 posted 04/21/17 12:35pm

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I think the first time I started seeing him with a cane was the Parade era, but that was his Charlie Chaplin connection



He's been into canes for a while. He gave Vanity a cane as a Christmas present before she left. She had it with her on stage when she gave him the award at 1985 AMA.
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Reply #18 posted 04/22/17 7:22pm

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2045RadicalMattZ said:

ufoclub said:

There was a checklist:

Pimp rag

Tootsie pop

Cane

Dunno why this song is hated on, on the "org"

I freaking love that who segment - through to "the F-L-O-W"...up in2 7

brilliant eclectic album...

I like it all the way through the flow, in fact, back then I worked at an NBC news station when the album came out, and I pushed the ending of The Flow where the horns come in and the vocals are done to be played over football highlights... and they did it!

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Reply #19 posted 04/24/17 12:26pm

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laurarichardson said:

Loefie said:

I agree. He had the cane, but didn't walk with it like he needed it. How many times didn't he just spun it around while walking. Yeah, when someone does that, you really are in need of a cane. hmmm

Have you seen the clip of him limping in the airport or riding on the old people scotter?

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/video/singer-songwriter-prince-walks-briskly-through-heathrow-news-footage/479449558

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/11/24/soup-with-prince

mention here.

Yeah, but as far as I can remember that footage wasn't shot in the '90-s.

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