As the day has gone by, I’ve seen a lot of articles and news about Prince, but there was one thing that really got my attention. We all now he knew how to get people’s attention, in his songs, videos, concerts, everywhere. However, he kept his personal life pretty private, but he shared one secret about himself in 2009.
During an interview with Tavis Smiley on PBS, he revealed he had epilepsy when he was young, and said his mother and father did the best they could.
After I saw that, I kept looking for information on this, trying to find out if he still had epilepsy, but I couldn’t find anything.
I don’t know if this had anything to do with his death yesterday, but from what I found I learned that his last moments weren’t as calm as I thought. He had the flu and had canceled two shows during the last weeks. Also, his plane had to make an emergency landing in Illinois that night, where he had to be taken to the hospital, but said he was fine when he left. The star also had hip problems for years and walked with a cane but couldn’t have surgery.
His autopsy was performed today but the results have not been released yet. I know all his fans are waiting to know what took this icon from us, as no one believes it was his time to go.
Thank you Prince, for sharing your passion and talent with the world, and thank you for giving epilepsy another face. For being another person to show that we can sing, dance, and live full and even iconic lives for everyone to remember us by.
Don’t fear epilepsy, embrace it.