Prince hospitalized after his private jet makes emergency landing

The singer was reportedly suffering from the flu

Feliks Garcia
New York
Friday 15 April 2016 23:16
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Prince has been rushed to the hospital after his jet made an emergency landing.

The “Purple Rain” singer’s private jet made an unplanned landing on Friday morning around 1am at Quad City International Airport in Moline, Illinois, west of Chicago, TMZ reported.

The news outlet heard conflicting reports regarding Prince's status. One source claimed that he was still being hospitalized and “not doing well,” while another source said he was discharged and is doing fine.

Prince had just performed at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre before taking off on the flight.

A spokesperson later told TMZ that the Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer was suffering from the flu prior to the performance, and that the plane landed at Moline so he could receive treatment there. Prince later flew on and was reported to be at home.

Representatives for Prince did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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