July 12, 2009

Prince: Jehovah's Witness, and Hip Surgery

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Prince fans have been hearing and speculating about this for years now, and more recently it seemed to be confirmed by Wendy and Lisa in an interview on the fan site Prince.org. Any fan who goes to his concerts has noticed that he moves around much less on stage. But it's stiull not really confirmed, and I still have to hope the story is exaggerated, and he will stay healthy and with us for a long time to come!

Prince: Jehovah's Witness, and Hip Surgery

SINGER Prince has refused to have urgent hip surgery because it interferes with his religion as a Jehovah's witness. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Prince refuses to have the surgery because it interferes with his religion.

He became a Jehovah’s Witness in 2001, and the religion bans blood transfusions. A source tells THR, "He's in a lot of pain. He's popping pain killers and hoping it will all go away."

A report from prince.org posted in 2005 (source):

"According to the news this morning, P is facing major hip surgery, but is reluctant to have it because of his JW status. They're not allowed to have blood transfusions. My wife asked if they could use his blood, which is what most people do, but my guess is that's technically the same thing. My understanding is once the blood leaves the body, it is considered "dead blood" and therefore should not be put back into a live body. As a result, the newscaster stated that he is "on the fence of whether to have the surgery or not." For the time being, he is on pain medication to deal with it.

During the news segment, they were showing a clip, i presume from the Musicology show. There was no sound, but P was strutting back and forth across the catwalk portion of the stage, smiling and singing, looking as if he felt just fine bodily. His mannerisms gave no indication of pain. "

Prince: Jehovah's Witness, and Hip Surgery

Posted at July 12, 2009 6:19 PM

so...are pain killers against his religion? I am a Christian, and don't mean to sound judgemental..but come on...get the surgery already!!! Or die from excessive use of drugs..prescripton or not!!

Posted by: Dimples at July 12, 2009 8:31 PM

Two words for ya, Prince....Michael Jackson. We love ya - stick around, and make 50 more years of purple music.

Posted by: Otis at July 12, 2009 9:25 PM

I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses and know other Witnesses who have had successful hip replacement surgery. He needs to find another doctor if the one he is currently using is not skilled enough to operate without blood transfusions.

Posted by: cj at July 12, 2009 9:27 PM

I agree with cj. I, too, am a Jehovah's Witness and have many friends that have had heart bypass surgery, knee replacements, and even liver transplants. Bloodless surgeries CAN be done by skilled surgeons and prevent the possibility of a patient rejecting the transfusion. Research shows that patients that do not receive transfusions have shorter recovery times and fewer complications. Check it out.

Posted by: smw at July 12, 2009 11:25 PM

Prince needs to forget Jehovah's what ever they are all for them Ssss put some money in front of these people and they will leave you hanging Prince needs to find JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD AND SAVER AND LET HIM BE THE DR. IN CHARGE WHEN YOU BELEIVE IN THINGS YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND THEN YOUR GOING TO SUFFER.

Posted by: sandy at July 13, 2009 12:07 AM

Prince is one of the architects of the soundtrack of my life. His music has always been meaningful for me and I wish him the best.

If he needs hip surgery he should get it done. If he can get it done w/o the blood transfusion great. I hope he doesn't let the Watchtower's errant teaching on blood transfusions keep him from getting the treatment he may need.

Posted by: Huey P. Newton at July 15, 2009 12:57 PM

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