Singer Judith Hill recalls Prince plane emergency landing


Singer Judith Hill says she was on a plane with Prince when it made an emergency landing in Illinois after he lost consciousness less than a week before his death.

She told The New York Times that she was "very freaked out" when Prince lost consciousness in the middle of a conversation.

The singer told the online version of the paper that she shook Prince and called his name while the plane descended to Moline, Illinois.

Judith Hill on stage
Judith Hill (Chris Pizzello/AP/PA)

She said he was awake and talking by the time they arrived at a hospital, adding that it was the first time she'd ever seen him in distress.

The Purple Rain singer died of an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl at the end of April.