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Prince talks about his childhood epilepsy

May 5, 2009


Last night Prince told PBS TV host Tavis Smiley, “I used to have seizures when I was young.” His parents were unsure of how to handle his condition but, he says, “They did the best they could with what little they hah."

Like many other young people with epilepsy, Prince was teased as a child. He turned to music to cope, and compensated for the teasing by being as flashy and loud as he could. In essence, his experience with epilepsy helped to make him who he is today.

The Epilepsy Foundation applauds Prince for his courage and honesty, and for showing that anyone can have epilepsy and still achieve their dreams!


Thank you, Prince, for helping to lead the way!


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