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As the investigation into Prince’s death becomes increasingly complicated, a new allegation has come to light from the unlikeliest of sources: singer Sinead O’Connor has accused comedian and talk show host Arsenio Hall of supplying the late music icon with drugs.

In a Facebook rant posted on Monday, O’Connor—whose 1990 hit “Nothing Compares 2 U” was written and composed by Prince—called on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to question Hall, 60, following news last week that local law enforcement in Minnesota had drafted in the federal agency to aid its investigation after finding prescription painkillers in the star’s possession at the time of his death.

In her post, the Irish singer claimed Hall gave Prince “drugs over the decades.” She continued that “anyone imagining Prince was not a long-time hard drug user is living in cloud cuckoo land.”

O’Connor further alleged that Hall once “spiked” her at an event at actor Eddie Murphy’s house.

She concluded: “I’ve reported you to the Carver County sheriff’s office. Expect their call.”

Hall denied the allegations through his representative to PEOPLE magazine.

“The statement regarding Arsenio Hall is absolutely false, ridiculous and absurd,” said Traci Harper.

Source: Sinead O’Connor claims Prince got drugs from Arsenio Hall

Guns, drugs, cars. Sounds like a formula for an action movie, but the list may explain why American men don’t live as long as men in other high-income countries.In the United States, average life expectancy among men is 76.4 years — about two years shorter than men who live in Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom and nine other countries.

Deaths due to injuries are the reason for much of the gap, researchers report in the Feb. 9 JAMA. An analysis of U.S. and World Health Organization data revealed that deaths from injuries due to firearms, drug poisonings and auto crashes account for 48 percent of the difference in men’s life expectancies.

These causes of death are less of a problem for American women, the researchers found.

Source: Three big reasons why U.S. men have a shorter life expectancy | Science News

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