Sheila E. says Prince had hip problems

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Prince’s former percussionist says the music star had a history of hip injuries, and Prince himself talked of having epilepsy as a child.

Sheila E. spoke with ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Friday, a day after Price died at his home in suburban Minneapolis.

She says Prince suffered hip injuries while performing and damaged his body when jumping from risers in his high heels during his “Purple Rain” days. Prince was seen in recent years using a cane.

Prince himself revealed in a 2009 interview with Tavis Smiley that he had seizures when he was young and was “born epileptic,” though it’s unclear if Prince had seizures as an adult.

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