The opioid epidemic has hit Hollywood hard, killing some of the country’s most beloved film and music stars. Among them were Michael Jackson and Prince.
In REELZ’s new docuseries, Fatal Addiction with Nancy O’Dell, Nancy O’Dell talks about Prince’s mysterious death and the dark secrets he kept from even his closest pals.
“Prince is somebody who was a real perfectionist. Everything was about his audience and his fans and his music. And that’s why he’d sometimes do 13-hour sessions at Paisley Park Music… and never wanted to let his fans down,” says E! News’ Melanie Bromley.
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Soon, Prince started to develop hip problems, mostly due to the fact that he wore 4-inch heels to jump around onstage during his lively shows.
“That’s when he really started taking pain killers,” says Bromley.
“Talk about one of the most private people in the entertainment industry, that was Prince,” says Variety‘s Marc Malkin. “So no one outside of his most inner circle knew anything that was going on and that’s why I think that’s why it was such a shock when he died and his house was full of pills, full of opioids: muscle relaxers, pain killers, tranquilizers.”
Fatal Addiction with Nancy O’Dell airs Wednesday, June 5 at 9 ET / PT on REELZ.