Just one day after Prince's sudden death, a new report suggests the singer may have been battling a "serious illness" prior to his passing.
"The people close to him were very concerned for his health and indicated he'd been undergoing treatments which made his immune system weak," a source told People.
Prince in March 2005. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Prince was sadly found dead at age 57 in an elevator at his Minnesota Paisley Park compound on Thursday, April 21. Though his cause of death has not yet been confirmed, multiple outlets have reported the "Purple Rain" singer's body is undergoing an autopsy today.
Last week, Prince was rushed to a Moline, Ill. hospital after his private plane made an emergency landing following one of the singer's concerts. Prince's rep told People he was fighting a prolonged bout of the flu at the time.
Prince in February 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The star's unexpected passing has also ignited rumors he may have died from a drug overdose. But, Prince's close friend L.A. Reid told Today the music icon never struggled with substance abuse.
"The thing that really bothers me about it is the Prince I know was super-healthy, vegan, wasn't an abuser of drugs, wasn't an abuser of alcohol," he said during the Friday, April 22 interview. "He was clean and he looked young and he looked really healthy and vibrant so the whole thing is really mysterious to me."