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Thread started 06/21/16 4:49pm

Dolphinking23

Judith Hill Interview explains what happened on plane

http://www.nytimes.com/20...e&_r=0
Source: The New York Times - Melena Ryzik - June 21, 2016

I Was on That Fateful Flight With Prince: A Protégée Tells Her Story ---
By the time they arrived, he was awake and talking, Ms. Hill said, "which was such a relief to me, because I thought he was gone." She had never seen anything like that happen to him and had no idea what caused his condition. Mr. Johnson's lawyer declined to comment.



luv4u

Another article: Prince to Judith Hill After Overdose: 'I Had to Fight for My Life'

----- http://www.rollingstone.c...e-20160621

Source: RollingStone - Althea Legaspi - June 21, 2016

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Reply #1 posted 06/21/16 4:55pm

Waiting4Fall

It's comforting to know that he was aware of the problem and seeking help.

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Reply #2 posted 06/21/16 4:56pm

all7even

In before you guys bash this poor child, I feel for her, damn.
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Reply #3 posted 06/21/16 5:00pm

tiggerlane

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This gives me hope that he passed very quickly. And peacefully.
"I gave my love, I gave my life, I gave my body and mind..." - P
Thank you for the gifts - we will all meet again, dear Prince.
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Reply #4 posted 06/21/16 5:01pm

terrig

She talks enough to get herself mentioned in the NYT but not enough to really say anything. This makes me queasy.

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Reply #5 posted 06/21/16 5:01pm

Marrk

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That was a difficult read. Poor Judith, poor Prince. He hid his issues well it seems. sad

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #6 posted 06/21/16 5:02pm

all7even

terrig said:

She talks enough to get herself mentioned in the NYT but not enough to really say anything. This makes me queasy.


No, not really. She pretty much said what everyone wanted to know, and he was trying to get help.
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Reply #7 posted 06/21/16 5:07pm

Dolphinking23

Im just glad someone decided to step up and say something.. it explains a lot .. I just hate he had to turn to such strong painkillers that were so dangerous that eventually killed him.. But if what she said was true..he recognized his problem and wasn't going to refuse any help, so you have to respect that.

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Reply #8 posted 06/21/16 5:08pm

terrig

all7even said:

terrig said:

She talks enough to get herself mentioned in the NYT but not enough to really say anything. This makes me queasy.

No, not really. She pretty much said what everyone wanted to know, and he was trying to get help.


Its ambiguous - get help for.... WHAT? SAY IT.

I'm sorry, but if you're going to speak on it, actually say what happened. This is the first time mentioned that he stayed in the hospital...am I correct about that?

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Reply #9 posted 06/21/16 5:08pm

BreakfastCanWa
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Sobbing. That hurt to read. But at least we now have some answers.

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Reply #10 posted 06/21/16 5:09pm

morningsong

Oh my gawd, something. So he did at least spend the night in Moline. Wasn't extremely combative. She tried, there is that.

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Reply #11 posted 06/21/16 5:10pm

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terrig said:

She talks enough to get herself mentioned in the NYT but not enough to really say anything. This makes me queasy.


-- What else do you want her to say? She can only say what she knows and saw. I cannot imagine almost seeing your man die in front of you.
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Reply #12 posted 06/21/16 5:10pm

all7even

terrig said:



all7even said:


terrig said:

She talks enough to get herself mentioned in the NYT but not enough to really say anything. This makes me queasy.



No, not really. She pretty much said what everyone wanted to know, and he was trying to get help.


Its ambiguous - get help for.... WHAT? SAY IT.

I'm sorry, but if you're going to speak on it, actually say what happened. This is the first time mentioned that he stayed in the hospital...am I correct about that?


Let's not fight about something we have no full knowledge of, it's not like to she went to national enquirer.
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Reply #13 posted 06/21/16 5:12pm

XxAxX

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sad i just feel sorry for this whole sorry situation.

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Reply #14 posted 06/21/16 5:12pm

disch

This is more info about the immediate time around his death than has been shared by anyone in his circle so far. It certainly leaves many questions unanswered but it definitely helps add color around the plane OD. The whole thing is heartbreaking because according to her he really wanted to help himself.

I for one appreciate her willingness to talk about this publicly.

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Reply #15 posted 06/21/16 5:14pm

terrig

laurarichardson said:

terrig said:

She talks enough to get herself mentioned in the NYT but not enough to really say anything. This makes me queasy.

-- What else do you want her to say? She can only say what she knows and saw. I cannot imagine almost seeing your man die in front of you.

I'm sorry gang...I'm frustrated. There is alot left out. sad

This account is very similar to an incident I experienced with a roomate of mine many years ago....it was dehydration from the flu....same thing happened....but Doctors told me why/what happened.

She doesnt say what it was....and its maddening. Sorry if I've offended anyone....but can we just have some facts as igly as they may be? It keeps deepening the damn grief.

[Edited 6/21/16 17:18pm]

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Reply #16 posted 06/21/16 5:14pm

jkrumes

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Although, it's pretty much exactly what we figured happened, it's nice that someone finally stepped-up & set the record straight. I feel bad for her; I can imagine what she's been going thru.

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tiggerlane said:

This gives me hope that he passed very quickly. And peacefully.

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And this.

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Reply #17 posted 06/21/16 5:18pm

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Finally, we get some real answers. Thank you for that, Ms. Hill.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #18 posted 06/21/16 5:18pm

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Dolphinking23 said:

Im just glad someone decided to step up and say something.. it explains a lot .. I just hate he had to turn to such strong painkillers that were so dangerous that eventually killed him.. But if what she said was true..he recognized his problem and wasn't going to refuse any help, so you have to respect that.

The Narcan shot ripped his tolerance for opiods out of his system completely. That's what it does. He was on borrowed time from that point forwards. So still in pain, he probably took a lower dose that was still too much for his system and he passes a week later. So fucking sad. sad

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #19 posted 06/21/16 5:19pm

donnyenglish

Feels like April 21 at around 1pm again. This hurts so bad. He wanted help. My poor Prince. Rest peacefully my hero. I love you.
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Reply #20 posted 06/21/16 5:21pm

XxAxX

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purplethunder3121 said:

Finally, we get some real answers. Thank you for that, Ms. Hill.

yes. i agree.

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Reply #21 posted 06/21/16 5:22pm

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terrig said:



all7even said:


terrig said:

She talks enough to get herself mentioned in the NYT but not enough to really say anything. This makes me queasy.



No, not really. She pretty much said what everyone wanted to know, and he was trying to get help.


Its ambiguous - get help for.... WHAT? SAY IT.

I'm sorry, but if you're going to speak on it, actually say what happened. This is the first time mentioned that he stayed in the hospital...am I correct about that?


--- Get help for his addition to the painkillers. How much more plain can it made for you?
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Reply #22 posted 06/21/16 5:24pm

laytonian

Kirk knew. He's been "lawyered up" since almost the beginning.

Remember, the first Atlanta concert was scheduled for April 7th and was cancelled "due to the flu". That's when he first saw Kirk's Dr S. It sounds like he'd been weaned off the drugs for awhile, which is why he passed out in the plane.

Even more, I find it pitiful that he was left alone.

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Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #23 posted 06/21/16 5:27pm

Junglehop

I found this article very sad and yet somewhat comforting. It was nice to hear someone inside Prince's inner circle talk honestly about what happened on the plane and give us a little bit of insight into what Prince was thinking and feeling just prior to his passing.

I also find it comforting knowing his death was likely as sudden as his overdose on the plane

That last part of the article was intensely moving too.
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Reply #24 posted 06/21/16 5:30pm

ACharmed1

I feel really bad for her but reading what happened... that made me sick. He was trying. Good God. cry I really wish or hope he had someone he didn't feel he had to wear armour or put on a brave face for all the time, that can be taxing in and of itself but I'm not sure he let anyone really in. My mind goes back to that first MTV interview he did where he said he didn't build any cage around himself...in the end he was the caged dove. broken

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Reply #25 posted 06/21/16 5:33pm

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Wow! Even though I agree she is saying alot without say anything that is frustrating. But sadly this is the most we have gotten in weeks. It sounds to me like she is admitting he knew he had a drug issue and was trying to seek help. So this poses more questions in my mind, what the heck happened on 4/20-4/21/16? I don't see if he had a close call like that using the same drugs that almost killed him just 6 days prior. Man, have more questions now. Unless the whole ordeal just wore his body out. And yet they found Fentanyl in his system wonder how long that stays in your system? Oh man, oh man.

"A strong spirit transcends rules." - Prince
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Reply #26 posted 06/21/16 5:35pm

terrig

laurarichardson said:

terrig said:


Its ambiguous - get help for.... WHAT? SAY IT.

I'm sorry, but if you're going to speak on it, actually say what happened. This is the first time mentioned that he stayed in the hospital...am I correct about that?

--- Get help for his addition to the painkillers. How much more plain can it made for you?

She's the only one to say anything since he died... and most of it is wrapped in press release. It's frustrating, and weird.

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Reply #27 posted 06/21/16 5:44pm

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This is very comforting to hear some real news of what exactly happened. So glad she was with him and that he was dedicated to getting the help he needed. As others have stated very confusing why he would ever be left alone under such circumstances
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Reply #28 posted 06/21/16 5:50pm

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terrig said:



laurarichardson said:


terrig said:



Its ambiguous - get help for.... WHAT? SAY IT.

I'm sorry, but if you're going to speak on it, actually say what happened. This is the first time mentioned that he stayed in the hospital...am I correct about that?



--- Get help for his addition to the painkillers. How much more plain can it made for you?


She's the only one to say anything since he died... and most of it is wrapped in press release. It's frustrating, and weird.


-----It could be that he wore those patches so no one saw them and the meds come out in intervals over 72 hour period he would not appear high to anyone. People around him may not have known anything until he got sick on the plane. He was seeing his Dr for withdrawal treatment and may have already poisoned himself over time as this stuff has killed people who have Rxs for it.
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Reply #29 posted 06/21/16 5:51pm

nelcp777

Heartbreaking yes, but I am sure with the ongoing criminal investigation, she was being cautious on what was said. In addition, I think she is also in some ways respecting Prince's privacy by not giving specific details. I am getting the vide, mostly from the remarks that she said Prince made about the voices and getting into the body (paraphasing) that from this incident, Prince's time was coming.

Regardless, his struggles does not diminish anything in my opinion. I still hold Prince in the highest regards. It was easy to forget that Prince was human. I am not here to judege Prince. It is comforting that he was trying to get help and there were others with him that night on the plane.

I do not think, though I am speculating, that Prince suffered and passed peacefully.

This article did break some silence. I think as time passes, more people will open up and reveal things.

I do not expect his true inner circle, for example, Kirk Johnson, to reveal anything. I say that not because he is hiding anything, but because of his friendship and respect for Prince.

It seems that Kirk was the one constant person in Prince's life. That puts him under a spot light. His lawyering up is not necessarily a bad thing. He is in a tight spot.

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