In the Sacramento Bee yesterday was an article on this. Not adept at posting links - but it's short so I'll post the sources quoted.
" Rock star Prince may be forced to choose between his faith and his health. So contends Britains Guardian newspaper, which reports that hip problems are affecting the Purple One's mobility, and his religious beliefs are preventing surgery. "
" Prince's hip problems were first reported in 2005, and in 2007 and 2008, rumors emerged of " secret surgery " . But as a Jehovah's Witness, Prince has allegedly refused blood transfusions - making a double hip replacement operation impossible. "
" The Guardian reports that bloggers point to two recent public appearances as evidence that Prince has passed on surgery. They say Prince carried a diamond - studded cane to a Tony Awards party and a bash for the 75th anniversary of the Apollo theatre. He needed the stick " to keep him upright ", Showbiz 411 reported. "
"While the Guardian also points out that Prince has been toting canes since at least the early 1990's , things are apparently very different now. "He's in a lot of pain ", a source told Showbiz 411 blog this week. " Prince is popping pain killers and hoping it will go away. "
So like many Jehovah's Witnesses Prince refuses blood transfusions to help his health out. Also as Jehovah's Witnesses were counseled in one of their " Witness only " Watchtowers this winter that they don't over emphasize health care needs or put too much concern towards their health because they think " God " will bring a paradise and cure them of all their ailments ! Notice even Prince was just " hoping it will all go away. " The JW cult devalues it's members by telling them to not be so concerned about their health and welfare. Sad really. As always - I welcome any and all thoughts . Peace out to all, Mr.Flipper