When I say "Prince," where does your mind wander?
Great music? (of course)
The color purple?
Or how about hot-hot-hot shows full of hip gyrations on those beautiful women (not to mention innocent virgin microphone stands)?
Apparently, working up all that Black Sweat left one of my favorite all-time recording artists in need of a hip replacement. From The Sydney Morning Herald:
Pop singer Prince - who released his first album in 1978 - is being forced to undergo the surgery at just 49-years-old after suffering excruciating pain as a result of years of blistering performances.
A source told Britain's News of the World newspaper: "For months Prince, who always puts on the most energetic shows, has been complaining of pain every time he moves.
"He is totally crushed because he knows he will never be the same again."
The surgery will involve removing the ball and socket of Prince's damaged hip and replacing it with a titanium joint.
Hmmmm. A titanium joint. The rest of Prince's body will fall apart loooooong before all that titanium wears out. And I leave it to Prince to find new and innovative ways to work around his bionic body parts.