Prince Fans Thrown Into Panic by Hospitalization Reports

Singer was reportedly treated for the flu after emergency plane landing in Illinois

All was not purple peacefulness among Prince fans on Friday, as reports that the “Little Red Corvette” singer had been hospitalized after an emergency plane landing in Illinois early Friday.

“I pray ur OK,” one fan posted to the singer’s Twitter account Friday afternoon. “Just heard that ur private jet had 2 make an emergency landing this morning.” The post was accompanied by praying-hands emoticons.

After Prince’s account posted an unrelated message to his Twitter account, another Purple One loyalist took it as an optimistic sign.

“There’s a @prince posting… I hope this means he’s okay,” the fan, identified as Destiny, wrote.

As word spread that the singer was reportedly on the mend, the panic transformed to relief.

“Whoo hoo glad to know you’re feeling better,” one Prince fan declared.

According to TMZ, Prince’s private plane made an emergency landing at Quad City International Airport in Moline, Illinois, early Friday morning, as the singer was en route home from a concert in Atlanta.

Prince, who was rushed to a nearby hospital, had apparently been experiencing flu symptoms, which worsened during the flight.

The singer, who was released from the hospital after three hours, is reportedly now back home.

Representatives for Prince have not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.


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