After Michael Jackson died, we learned that his sister La Toya Jackson is a skilled private investigator and has the spirit of Sherlock Holmes running through her veins. La Toya became Detective La Toya when she correctly smelled something suspicious about her brother’s death and vowed to get to the bottom of it. Today’s Mt. Everest-sized mountain of sadness has also brought out some new information I never knew before. Aretha Franklin is obviously a board certified physician. Because during an interview about Prince’s death today, she offered up her opinion on what she thinks may have taken him away from us.
The only thing we’ve really been told is that Prince had the flu and went to a Walgreens near his home last night. (TMZ is now hearing from their sources that six days ago, Prince was treated for a possible drug overdose at an Illinois hospital after that emergency landing.) The medical examiner will do an autopsy tomorrow. But they may not have to bother since Dr. Aretha Franklin, M.D. believes she may know.
While talking to Brian Williams on MSNBC, Aretha called Prince one-of-a-kind and said that he had a mystique about him. Then out of nowhere she speculated on how he died. Aretha must have gone on WebMD and typed “being sexy” and “having the sniffles” in symptoms and it must’ve told her that Prince had the Zika virus. This is what Dr. Aretha, M.D. said:
“Prince is gone, but the music will go on. Young adults and adults love Prince. There was a mystique about him. You saw him here and there. You didn’t see him a lot on TV, but you saw him here and there and he just had a kind of mystique that made you want to know a little more about him. [He was] kind of like a Stevie. Just one of those artists who loved to go into and stayed in the studio. But you know, they’re saying flu-like symptoms. But I’m wondering if it had anything to do with this Zika virus?”
Honestly, she sounds like everyone’s grandma. You start coughing in front of your abuelita and she’ll turn to you and say, “I think you may have got that Xena virus I saw on the news. Drink some apple cider vinegar.”
And here’s the clip of it:
You can practically hear Brian “The Lyin'” Williams squirming. I don’t think he’s squirming because Aretha is speculating on a man’s death on national television. I think he’s squirming, because he’s resisting the urge to say, “You know, Aretha, I was the first person to have the Zika virus and I cured myself with lion saliva. I discovered the cure when I gave CPR to Ceil the Lion while trying to save him.”