TMZ Releases Audio of Medical Scare Aboard Prince’s Plane

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An audio recording of a medical emergency six days before Prince was found dead at his home studio in Minnesota was released Monday.

KTLA reports the singer was headed back to Paisley Park Studios on April 15 after a performance in Atlanta the night before when his plane suddenly made an unexpected stop in Moline, Illinois.

A pilot can be heard in the recording, which was obtained byTMZ, communicating with an air traffic controller before the plane landed. The controller was heard saying at one point that a certified first responder will be waiting to help the sick passenger.

A “save drug” was administered to Prince as soon as the plane landed, according to TMZ.

CNN reported that Prince was then taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

After the incident, Prince reassured his fans. “He is fine and at home,” his publicist said.

Prince was found unresponsive in an elevator at his studio Thursday and was later pronounced dead. An autopsy was performed Friday to determine his cause of death. The results could take weeks to be completed.