Some Of These Little Known Details About Elvis Will Make You See The King Of Rock In A Whole New Light
He once spent three days in a coma
By the time Elvis was divorced from Priscilla in 1973, his health was deteriorating, and he’d become an opioid addict. He overdosed on barbiturates twice in that year, and, after the first time, he was unconscious in his hotel for three days. After the second incident, he was semi-comatose from pethidine and sent to the hospital.
His primary doctor, George C. Nichopoulos, said: “He didn’t see the wrong in it. He felt that by getting it from a doctor, he wasn’t the common every day “junkie” getting something off the street. He was a person who thought that as far as medications and drugs went, there was something for everything.”