Prince’s Doctor Prescribed Him Narcotics Under Another Name Just Days Before His Death
An affidavit has revealed that Prince’s doctor ordered an oxycodone prescription for him under another name just days before the legendary musician’s accidental overdose killed him.
Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg, who saw Prince twice in the same month that he died, admitted to authorities that he prescribed the narcotics to the singer under his friend’s name in order to protect Prince’s privacy, according to an affidavit released on Monday.
The document, along with several other affidavits and search warrants, were unsealed as part of the ongoing investigation into Prince’s death, Fox News reports.
The iconic musician was found dead in the elevator of his Minnesota home on April 21, 2016. An autopsy later discovered he died of an overdose of a powerful narcotic called fentanyl. Authorities have been searching through cellphone and email records of people connected to Prince to determine where he got the drugs.
Prince had been struggling with an addiction to prescription opioids before his death. Just six days before he died, an airplane was forced to make an emergency landing after Prince became ill during the flight. He was revived with two doses of a drug used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, according to Fox News.
Dr. Schulenberg last saw Prince on April 7th and April 20th. He prescribed the oxycodone for him the same day as the emergency plane landing.