Two doctors who treated Prince before his shocking April 21 overdose are now reportedly the focus of a criminal investigation.
The FBI, DEA and Carver County District Attorney’s Office in Minnesota are probing family physician Dr. Michael Schulenberg and California addiction doctor Howard Kornfeld over meds prescribed to the late music icon, according to TMZ.
The guitar dynamo — rumored to have been struggling with hip pain for years — died on April 21, at 57, from an accidental overdose of the opioid painkiller fentanyl, the autopsy report concluded.
Schulenberg treated the late music icon at least twice in the weeks prior to his death, and said he had returned the day of Prince’s collapse to deliver test results. Kornfeld, whom Prince’s team called April 20 to set up an emergency intervention, had sent his son Andrew Kornfeld to the Grammy winner’s Paisley Park estate with the opioid addiction treatment buprenorphine.
The younger Kornfeld reportedly wound up arriving before he could administer the medication, calling 911 after he and two others discovered the singer’s lifeless body in an elevator.
Schulenberg hasn’t been seen at his Minnetonka, Minn., clinic since The Purple One’s death, TMZ reported. Howard Kornfeld, however, has reportedly continued practicing at his Mill Valley, Calif., clinic.
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