Prince unexpectedly showed up last night at the Apollo Theater’s 75th Anniversary gala sporting a snazzy yellow suit and a diamond studded cane. Wait — no platforms?
We may not be seeing The Purple One in stacked shoes for a while, because he needs to have both hips replaced. Prince is a Jehovah’s Witness, and one of the things that his religion prohibits is blood transfusions. He’s been reportedly popping profuse amounts of pain pills and using a cane to manage his discomfort. I wonder if they make purple wheelchairs because that’s what he’ll be headed for if he doesn’t get this surgery.
I did some research on the beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses because it’s not a topic I know much about. You can be shunned or “disfellowshipped” if you received a blood transfusion, even in an emergency situation. Apparently popping profuse amounts of pain pills is allowed, though. You know what else can get you the boot? Buying Girl Scout cookies. I don’t know why they are banned but I feel that scarfing down a box of Thin Mints would totally be worth the ostracization.