Prince Rushed To Hospital After Plane Emergency Landing
Prince was rushed to the hospital early Friday after his plane made an emergency landing in Illinois. Now there’s conflicting information about the severity of his condition.
Prince was onboard a private jet when something necessitated the plane to land at Quad City International Airport in Moline around 1 a.m. local time. The music icon was then rushed to the hospital via ambulance. It’s unclear, however, if he suffered a medical emergency during the flight, or was injured during an unexpected landing.
In fact, TMZ is reporting that while one source says he is still hospitalized and “not doing well,” another maintains that he’s fine and has already been released. Gossip Cop is attempting to obtain accurate information. Oddly, Prince’s Twitter account was updated three times on Friday.
At 11:33 a.m., a message was posted reading, “I am #transformed.” Two subsequent tweets were reviews of his back-to-back Thursday night concerts in Atlanta. The music legend was returning from the city when the reported flight incident occurred.
Prince has been on his “Piano & A Microphone Tour.” His Georgia shows were originally scheduled for last week, but had been postponed after he came down with the flu. Gossip Cop will update as soon as more information becomes available.
UPDATE: Prince’s Twitter feed was again updated after the TMZ story broke, plugging a song on Tidal. A fan wrote in in reply, “So I guess this you telling us from Chanhassen, MN, that you fine. Cool *blows out candle*.” Prince’s account then quoted the tweet, adding, “WIND NOISE GOES HERE.” Minutes later, the message was deleted from his feed.
UPDATE 2: Prince’s rep now confirms his flight did make an emergency landing and he was indeed hospitalized. The spokesperson blames the situation on the star’s ongoing flu symptoms, saying he seemed to worsen while on the flight, necessitating the medical attention. He has since been released from the hospital and was able to fly home.