Prince Needs Hips Replaced, But His Religion Forbids It
Prince walks around with a cane, but he may end up in a wheelchair, if he doesn't undergo the surgical procedure to get both hips replaced.
But that may not happen because Prince is a devout Jehovah’s Witness and followers of that faith don't believe in blood transfusions, which he may need during the surgery.
“He’s in a lot of pain. He’s popping pain killers and hoping it will all go away," a source told The Hollywood Reporter.
According to that report, Prince has been plagued with this pain since 2005 and was advised to get one hip replaced back then. But he declined the surgery. In 2007 and 2008, however, after the situation worsened, he agreed to a “secret surgery," but he never followed through.
Now he's is walking with a diamond-studded cane to keep him upright.