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*Uh oh, the dark side of Prince‘s death is coming to light already.

Some dude claiming to the late superstar’s former drug dealer says Prince was hooked on painkillers for more than 25 years. This from an interview published Saturday.

His name is Doctor D. Yes, if his “name” is indication, yeah, he sounds shady. In any event, he claimed the singer would spend up to $40,000 at a time on opiates, according to the Daily Mail Online.

As hard as it is to fathom, there could be something to the alleged dealers claim. Keep in mind, the cause of his death hasn’t been determined medically, however, TMZ earlier reported he may have been battling drug addiction in the days leading up to his passing. Prince died Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the age of 57.

OK, so who is the Doctor D guy? Well, in the interview with the Daily Mail, he says he sold Prince drugs for more than 25 years, from 1984 to 2008. Check this out. He says Prince was “majorly addicted” and turned to illegal purchases of the drugs to help him to cope with “crippling stage fright” because his phobia of doctors kept him from getting prescriptions legally.

Wow. That’s a mouthful to swallow.

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So how did they meet, you might wonder? He says he met Prince during the filming of “Purple Rain” when the performer was already a “heavy” opiate user. He said he started selling Prince speed and painkiller Dilaudid.

“He needed the drugs because he was so nervous – he could be nervous in a room with just five people in it,” the man said in the interview. “He was scared to go out in public, he was scared to talk to people and didn’t like to go on stage – he had the worst case of stage fright I’d ever seen.”

Doctor D also added that Prince bought large supplies of Dilaudid and Fentanyl, a painkiller progessive-release patch.

“I think the most he ever spent was around $40,000 at one time” on those drugs, he said.

Get more of this story at Daily Mail.