July 9, 2009

L.A. County coroner issues subpoenas for medical records from multiple Michael Jackson doctors

Posted: 07:22 PM ET

During the course of an interview on The Larry King Show on 8th July 2009, Dr. Arnold Klein alleged that Uri Geller had received a significant sum of money relating to an interview with Martin Bashir and Michael Jackson. Since that time representatives of Mr. Geller have provided us with documentation showing that Mr. Geller did not personally benefit from any monies that were derived from the interview program. Rather, at Mr. Geller's instruction, the funds were directed to a charity in his name. We apologize for this error and for any embarrassment it may have caused Mr. Geller.

via the LA Times Blog

Dr. Arnold Klein, who was Michael Jackson's dermatologist, said he warned the singer about drug use.

Dr. Arnold Klein, who was Michael Jackson's dermatologist, said he warned the singer about drug use.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office has subpoenaed medical files and records from a number of doctors who treated the singer, as officials attempt to determine how the pop star died, sources have told The Times.

One source, who has seen one of the coroner’s office subpoenas, said it asked for “any and all” of Jackson’s medical records “including radiology and psychiatric records.”

An attorney for Dr. Arnold Klein, a Beverly Hills dermatologist who treated Jackson for nearly 25 years, said his client was among those receiving a formal request from the coroner’s office.

“It was a standard form subpoena and we turned over medical records to the medical examiner in response,” said lawyer Richard Charnley.

The subpoenas come in addition to at least three search warrants issued last week as part of a Los Angeles Police Department probe into whether prescription drugs played a role in his death.

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Joanne Osinkowski Ontario Canada   July 9th, 2009 7:55 pm ET

Did DR. Klein, Father these kids or not! How dare he say he may or may not have fathered those kids. It is stupid careless comments like that , that spur on all the ugly tabloid rumors.

Joyce Mirjah   July 9th, 2009 8:03 pm ET

Larry, you profess to be a close, dear friend of the Jackson family with concern for Michael's three lovely kids. Why are you pushing so hard to discredit Michael as being their father. Don't you think that they have gone through enough trauma already? Incidentally my son – adopted from Jamaica – whose birth mother was very dark-skinned. He has produced two blue-eyed blonde children – yet no-one in Toronto questions his fatherhood! Do you get it? Bi-racial children's features are unpredictable.

A very concerned nightly viewer from Markham, Ontario, Canada.

Gary Ramo   July 9th, 2009 8:30 pm ET

Hi Larry

I want to know where the heck was his so called Great Friend Opra? huh can you pls answer me that no one even heard anything from her after Michael died. And I wish this didn't turn into such a Circus like it is but what you have done is such dignity thank you larry.

vitoria   July 9th, 2009 9:02 pm ET

That really surprises me how can such a loyal and professional doctor of Michael Jackson disclosure some very confidential information of his file in a public television .
Lets suppose Michael had a serious problem addiction of prespiction drugs , it is Hippocratic of this so call Michael's caring doctor friend to come and share of the information that Michael experimented with some anesthetic drugs in the pass but also ADVICED Jackson to stop .
I would like to know if a doctor is aware of other doctor wrong doing don't they have a professional and moral obligation to report it , would that be the a the right step to take ?
I think that this a kind of "GET ME OUT OF THIS MESS "statement
by sharing this very private information at Larry's show , maybe he should disclosure that information years ago to the law by disclosing Michael's then anesthesiologist maybe that would have done a difference regarding his friends and patient"life style . .
, Michael was not perfect , nobody is , but please some information should keep between a doctor and patient , is not professional and fair for him to disclosure such a damaging information after Michael's passing and if he cares so much for the children as well .
I am not blaming any one but this doctor should have spoken out when Michael was alive , a little bit to late now .

Milton Smith   July 9th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

Maybe daddy's litle girl finally cracked up and helped him push himself maybe she was mad enough too put him to his edge. Little jackson girls put in some over time on corodination stroking it up and down over and over again making sure it was all buffed up for a killer come down. Hey, maybe jackson little girl dipped into her daddy's little girls tickle trunk and swallowed the star pride, killer sweet proformace girl. You go girl a true killer. It's true. I can almost smell it.

Joanne Osinkowski Ontario Canada   July 9th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

It doesn't take a genius to figure out that M.J. was overdosed or was the victim of medical negligence. Either way his death was criminal!

lizzie   July 9th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

michael jackson is 100% the father, biological or not.

Marie Lara   July 9th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Good-bye to a great guy I hope his resting place will be Never land I will miss you Michael 4-ever

BillieJo   July 9th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

OMG! Can't believed you allowed the sicko comment above to be posted! Need to be a little more careful with what content is allowed on these blogs! Regarding MJ and the doctorsetc., involved: "It is truly criminal, irregardless of which celebrity it is, the way these Medical leeches are overtaking these people. I fully agree with Dr. Gupta in his estimation of all these people and pray that there will FINALLY be criminal charges and/imprisonment of doctors, nurses and others to perhaps begin to put an end to this! Sad that it takes anotther death to bring it to the public eye once again but perhaps this one will be the one that brings some of these leeches down!

Sue Okuzu   July 9th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

May 22nd, 1999, we had a Michael Jackson moment at my wedding, I am willing to share video with CNN. I love Michael and his music, his songs brightens my mood.
I am sad for Dianna Ross's absence at MJ"s memorial. I guess it is right to say that those you call your best friends might not be your "friends" after all. Thanks.

Patrick Moran   July 9th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Many people have suffered from occasional insomnia, but only those who have suffered severe insomnia, as Michael Jackson reportedly did, knows how absolutely intolerable it can be. When one falls asleep, only to wake up 45 minutes later and not be able to go to sleep again, even though one is physically and mentally exhausted is enough to drive a person crazy! I fully understand how someone would try just about anything to get even two hours of sleep, let alone six or eight. In my case, I have severe arthritis in my knees, although that is not the only reason I do not sleep well. I know that even when my knees feel OK and I still have insomnia, I must be careful not to use my pain medicine to alleviate my insomnia because I am fearful of getting into the habit of using them for the wrong reason. I also fear that I may overdose if I were to get in that habit and therefore just suffer through my insomnia. I cannot and will not take sleeping pills because I am fearful of any drug interactions.

My point is that true insomnia, where one suffers night after night is probably one of the most awful things one can endure. I have tried just about everything, from diet, exercise, yoga, etc. and have come to the conclusion that this is just something that I have to deal with. I hate it, but that's the way it is, I guess.

marie   July 9th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Did anyone stop to think that because of all the cosmetic surgeries he had, that this is how he became familiar with dipervam and anethesioloy. With all his operations he probably became addicted right there./

Marie   July 9th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

My god leave the Jackson children alone ! let Michael Jackson rest in peace now.

Sandy   July 9th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I was watching Dr Klein with you, if someone was truthful, they would not roll their eyes in another direction. He should have looked you in the eye!!!

Patty Anderson   July 9th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

If this Dr. was aware of Micheal using the drug Diprevan, why didn't he bring it to someones attention?? Same for that nurse??? If you two might have said something to someone of authority, Micheal might still be with his children. I hold you two just as responsible. You knew!!

Sheryl   July 9th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Dr. Klein mentioned that Michael had one of the forms of lupus. This is a serious and horrible disease that could cause many difficulties for Michael. How accurately was this disease treated?

J Martin   July 9th, 2009 10:08 pm ET

As a speech and language pathologist several obserrvations noted re: Klein and his interview. His speech is definitely distracting to the information given with noted glottal fry and tongue movements that affect overall intelligibiity. His oral posturing with words was extremely distracting and the vocal quality annoying. I question fluency/stuttering as an area of concern.
Communicative presence with eyes that were either intent and at times difficult with focus and alignment were also noted as serious issues. He sent a nonverbal message of someone you cannnot trust, someone who attention seeks with "superior knowledge to diagnose" and a nonbelieving sense that he "cares".
Also question his sexuality- several references that lead me to think he is homosexual-not that there's anything wrong with that!
His research and interest in herione addiction has me questioning this being a part of his past on a more personal level.
This DR. is a ruse- nauseating to listen to- and not to be trusted- based on communication style observed on the LK show.
I certainly hope he does not drum up business because of his treating M Jackson-God Bless His Soul.

carol kesling   July 9th, 2009 10:56 pm ET

to milton, what the hell are you saying???????? i read the post 3 times and still dont get it !!!!!!!!!!!! maybe YOUR HIGH ON "DRUGS" !!!!!!!!!!! WHATEVER YOU ARE A MORON, GET A LIFE !!!!!!!

william b   July 9th, 2009 10:59 pm ET

Dr Klein seems weird...

carol kesling   July 9th, 2009 11:04 pm ET

toall the doctors out there, they tell us to tell our kids just "SAY NO"!!!!!!! tell me then WHY COULD THESE DRS. JUST SAT NO TO HIM ????????????? he might be alive today, and these precious children would have a DAD today.... SO MUCH FOR THE HIPOCRATIC OATH THESE DRS. TOOK. hopefully if they enabled him they will be held responsible.......

Kim Kuziora   July 9th, 2009 11:36 pm ET

It's very honorable that Miko Brando is staying true to his friend MJ. But it is very obvious that he knows more. I hope Miko will soon realize that by breaking his silence and sharing his knowledge about the "true" MJ it will help to serve the "higher" purpose of MJ's death, that these concierge, unethical doctors need to be exposed as well as the critical prescription drug crisis in America. MJ's true fans have an unconditional love for matter what. I have heard MJ say many times in interviews that he was "about the truth." I'm pretty sure MJ is even more "about the truth" in heaven and wants to still help people. I hope MIko will soon be honest and realize there is a much higer, spiritual reason for MJ's death.

Butty Scott   July 10th, 2009 12:28 am ET

I'm sorry , but this Dr Klein looks just like Michael's little girl . Check out the mouth

nikki   July 10th, 2009 12:39 am ET

MJ's addiction makes it hard for those of us who need them.

debra   July 10th, 2009 12:43 am ET

The doctor who was with him the day that Micheal died has all the answers

nikki   July 10th, 2009 12:46 am ET

Don't get me wrong. I loved his music and dancing, but the gov't is already getting down on drs. for giving too many drugs. I had to sign and initial alot of statements so I wouldn't give, sell, etc. my drugs. I had back surgery which didn't work and am in pain all the time. It's hell to live like that. Rest in peace, MJ. Please take care of his children. They need loving care right now.

kareen   July 10th, 2009 12:47 am ET

Boy, Larry, with all due respect, i think MJ's dermatologist was right in refusing not to disclose certain things on national television as it is private.

Concerns   July 10th, 2009 12:49 am ET

To all of you who are tird of the coverage that is why we have a choice of turning the channel, or turning the T.V. off. Some of you must think you will live forever. Think about what would be said if you die? Would the comments be postive or negative. At least Michael has lots of cases where he was just a wonderful, loving person. What will people say about you? Lucky if you have more than ten people there.

kareen   July 10th, 2009 12:53 am ET

vitoria, i agree with your comments. i am surprised that this doctor who was also a friend of Michael went on tv and basically chat out Michael's business. and i was wondering about Larry too, seriously. why was he pushing so much. if people are friends of Michael, they have to be careful not to betray him and his grieving family. it looks bad.

kareen   July 10th, 2009 1:00 am ET

Milton, your comments sound sick. what are you suggesting? you sound like you want to start some rumour. people like you are DANGEROUS.

pam   July 10th, 2009 1:23 am ET

i'm so sick of all the speculation going on about michael being on drugs. why don't all you reporters wait for the test results to come back before you ramble on. as far as his nurse, his chef, his nanny, body guards, and anyone else who worked for him, i think you are all running your mouth now saying bad things about him because he left you all nothing in his will. stop slandering him and let him rest in peace.

Dee   July 10th, 2009 1:28 am ET

Miko is right; let's wait for the tox reports before everyone carries on with crazy theories and speculation! I found the dermatologist to be quite believable. And BTW, insomnia should be called a disease; it takes a lot from a person. To be so tired that you can't keep your eyes open, only to lay in bed, stare at the ceiling, turning from side to side for 2 hours, getting up, walking through the house, trying again and again and again until 5:30 am......amd finally giving up and taking the medication.........only to realize that you will go through the same thing the next night and the next night and the next night...........Sleep well now, dear Michael, be at peace, no one to call you strange, weird and I know that your family will fight for your children and treasure them. Being 5 years older than you were, I raised 7 children on your songs, happily singing to them wherever we were throughout the years! As a former dancer who appreciated the likes of Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and most of all you, I will miss your performances, but will always have the memories. Thank you for being around during my generation!

pam   July 10th, 2009 1:34 am ET

reporter randi for cnn. i think all your information you are getting from his body guards is b. s.. the only reason your reporting it is for attention and that you think you have news that nobody else does. why don't you lay off. michael's brother said at the end of the memorial, maybe now they'll leave you alone, its a shame because he will probably never be left alone.

vitoria   July 10th, 2009 1:45 am ET

Hi Kareen
you got my point , thanks

Kelly   July 10th, 2009 1:51 am ET

Larry, this was a really great interview. I felt we all got a really good perspective on Michael through Dr. Klein. His skin diseases were real and it was nice to hear that backed up. This was one of the best interviews I thought you have given, and you give a lot of great interviews Larry! Thanks!

pam   July 10th, 2009 2:07 am ET

they are wondering where michael is going to be buried. i think that the family probably had him cremated after the second autopsy. and he is probably already buried. that is probably why they had gone to the cemetary before the memorial. i do not think he was in the casket because they were not sure if that would have been taking a risk.. it just doesn't make any sence to leave him laying in a casket this long. it just wouldn;t be right to do that.

Wema   July 10th, 2009 2:38 am ET

The American doctors are scary. They sound so desperate when it comes to curing Michael Jackson insomnia. There is no cure to insomnia. The best way to treat them is to handle your stress and anxiety. Prayers can also help. Likewise, if the physical pain is tolerable no amount of Demerol can reduced them. Michael was not smart to know the drawbacks and side effects of Western medicine. Those doctors are the worst people on earth. Michael Jackson multiple plastic surgeries had really gone wrong. And yet nobody advice him to stop even this dermatologist claimed he advice him to stop. MIchael Jackson never love his self. He never realized that all these doctors are just taking advantage of his money. I adore Michael Jackson talent and I know it is non of my business if he wants to look more beautiful. But these doctors had an obligation to inform their patients the side effects of what they are doing. If they are really a good doctor hah! I am not against of the plastic surgery especially if this is restorative. The primary purpose of plastic surgery is to restore its function but the promised of achieving its natural and normal function are impossible to achieve. Michael should know these things and his doctors should explain this to him.

Margaret   July 10th, 2009 2:51 am ET


Dr. Klein thinks the Jackson children should go with Debbie Rowe, that the children should be protected, and that the conversation about who is the father should not be didcuss on National TV by the media. But wasn't it Debbie Rowe who got all of this started when you came out and said after Michael Jackson's death that he was not the biological father, so the media began questioning who is the father? She is not interest in protecting the children, but her pocket. Please question him and let him know Debbie Rowe is the one who began the media into probing.

leona g. hayes   July 10th, 2009 3:46 am ET

I believe that AEG is behind the death of Michael Jackson, Homocide.
Why? AEG paid a whole lot of money putting the 50 show
"This is it" concert. They also had insurance in the event that
Micheal Jackson would not be able to perform all 50 shows. Micheal Jackson was not going to physically be able to perform all 50 shows and AEG knew this. They stand to make more money from insurance
than from the actual few shows that Michael Jackson would perform.
I also believe that Micheal Jackson's physician on duty at his rented
home at the time of his death was the instrument that AEG used.
This is what i believe and everyone has a right to their belief.
In the words of Michael Jackson {Rest in Peace} THE TRUTH WILL BE

sheila brown   July 10th, 2009 5:19 am ET

I believe Michael was mentaley put over the edge from the time Neverland was searched.

April M.   July 10th, 2009 5:20 am ET


Your interview with Dr. Arnie Klein had a great deal of information that may explain some of Michael Jackson's unusual changes in appearance and behavior. I have come to expect you to help your audience understand the topics of your interviews on a deeper level. I hope you will help educate your audience on the symptoms of Lupus. Michael Jackson deserves to be understood as a man struggling with a serious condition that would affect his appearance and behavior.

Lupus can be a very serious disease with severe joint pain, rash on body (face, hands and scalp), extreme periods of fatigue, flair-ups during stressful times and damage major organs of the body. Many people with Lupus also have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Sleep disturbance and problems with their Pituitary hormones (Thyroid hormones, Cortisol, Testosterone, Human Growth Hormone.) Problems with these hormones can lead to low body weight, anxiety, problems dealing with stress, lack of drive and non-restful sleep. (Non-restful sleep does not allow the body to heal itself from strenuous exercise.)

I would like to know what medication was receiving for his Lupus diagnosis? Treatment can involve INTRAVENIOUS infusions of antioxidant vitamins, steroids, arthritis and powerful pain medications. Drug addiction and doctor shopping is not uncommon in this disease.

Was Michael Jackson really a man with a drug problem because of a serious illness that affected his appearance, made him physically and emotionally frail, caused him severe joint pain when he danced, and kept him from getting normal sleep? Does he really deserve our understanding rather than just our condemnation?


Heather   July 10th, 2009 5:37 am ET

Get Brando off the Show, He doesn't know anything!!!

Marko   July 10th, 2009 5:58 am ET

Hey media monsters... stop demonizing this person who in the end, by everything I've seen, was a wonderful man who dedicated his life to helping those who needed help! I don't want to hear about his nose and skin transplants and all other nonsence! I want to hear about his donations to the poor people of this planet and his music!

Sue   July 10th, 2009 6:00 am ET

TMZ posted photos of medicines removed from Neverland Ranch in 2003.......One of them is a prescription for Alprazolam issued by Dr. Klein to "Frank Tyson." Also, Dr. William VanValin issued the same drug to "Frank Tyson" and Xanax to "Manual Rivera." Dr. Gerald Labiner prescribed Percocet to "Michael Armstrong" and Dr. Logan prescribed Ery-tab to "M.M." Prednisone was prescribed to "Peter Midani."

Lois C. Wilform   July 10th, 2009 6:03 am ET

If Dr. Klein was my doctor right now, I would drop him right now (and the rest of the doctors, lawyers and nurses that are speaking out about Michael Jackson). I would think that they would respect what treatment, conversations, etc. that happend between them and Michael Jackson. So much for attorney-client – doctor-patient confidentiality. Everyone is out to make a buck from Michael's desk especially the ones that he trusted.

And what's with "who is the father of Michael's children"? I'm definitely not a fan of Sarah Palin, but I do see where she was coming from when it came to her children. PLEASE leave the children alone. Michael Jackson is the father of his three beautiful children. If he had adopted them, would you be searching for the father now? Come on. I knew that you were going to be all over Michael. I'm begging again, PLEASE LEAVE THE CHILDREN ALONE. Let them grieve. Let them grow up with good memories of their father. He did more for society, and I'm not just talking about music, I'm talking about the charities, etc. than any of you reporters, critics will EVER do!

Sue   July 10th, 2009 6:08 am ET

Milton – get a grip!

nini   July 10th, 2009 6:09 am ET


Jose   July 10th, 2009 6:12 am ET

I think Dr Arnie Klein lied throughout the entire interview, because he's protecting himself. He clearly knew about the needle marks on MJs body, his abuse of prescription drugs and the likes. At certain points of the interview, his behaviour reminded me of MJs, when it was clear he was tripping on something.

Joseph Oluleye   July 10th, 2009 8:09 am ET

Hi Larry,
I watch your programme a lot and i respect your professional touches but, it seems lately your hunger to be professional and famous has drained you of morals and fundamental principles.
Larry you have being over flogging this issue about whether Micheal Joseph Jackson is the biological Father of those three lovely Children.
Micheal was a guy that a lot of people including Dr. Klein that you interveiwed said is simply not only a lovely person to all that has the opportunity to meat him but, the best possible Father to those three lovely Children.
He told the world how his own children spent their precious Christmas Eve with Micheal.

This same Micheal whom all and sundry testified to his philanthropic dispositions and kindness, was draged into the mud for crimes (he did not commit) to children which Dr. Klein himself (putting his reputation on the line), disagreed with.

May be if likes of you would put their energy into fair play rather than some diminishing ideology of the slavery days, this guy would still be breathing now.

Larry King i am really ashamed of you, how can you be so thoughtless of the reversal effect of your unnecessary nosing and probing into the life of Micheal who unfortunately is now dead.
Do you realise the impression these could have on those lovely Children?
Larry, you are old enough to be a father to Micheal, – may i ask you, do you have children?

I certainly would be surprised if you do, and if you do, i do not think they would come out to tell the World that they missed a loving father when you are gone and if they do -we will not hesitate to remind them how their so called lovely father tried to shatter the future and life of this three LOVELY INNOCENT CHILDREN, -selling his consience (if he has one), for professionlism.

Larry, if people around you are scared to address your infiltrated mind to the new World Order, i will have informed.

Joseph from London

Fatou   July 10th, 2009 8:58 am ET

It is obvious that Dr Klein was MJ's frenemy. Of course he was in MJ's life for 25 yrs and for him to show his face on Nation TV now defending himself is something fishy. He mentioned that he did not get along with some members of MJ's family, why? Did they think he was a good influence or not? LARRY, I would like to see this Dr Klein investigated thoroughly.

bythesea   July 10th, 2009 10:28 am ET

Dr feelgood sounded like HE was on drugs. His speech was not always intelligible. Scary dude. How he retains his license to practice is beyond comprehension.

The only person worse than this clown is the wart on Jackson's behind Miko Brando. He has absolutley nothing to say of any value. Shut down his 15 minutes of fame. Let him crawl back under the rock he slithered out of.

Akinom   July 10th, 2009 10:28 am ET

Michael was a really sweet, kind and innocent person. I am very sad about his death. Since he is dead, I can`t think clear anymore and I don`t think my life will be the same after such a tragedy. I will miss him forever. Instead of listening to what he said about healing the world, about loving children, about seeking the kindness in every person, most people tried to destroy him with their lies ! How could they be so cruel to someone who never said anything bad about others, who gave us so much and didn`t want anything in exchange than friendship and love. I am just shocked about the behaviour of so many. MJ was sent by God to make us happy with his music, with his dance, with his childlike laughter and we didn`t appreciate him at all ! I am really really sad about this.
I`ve recently saw the documentary "living with Michael Jackson" and again I was very impressed by MJ. He was so sincere, so honest, so sweet. How could you not believe him when he said that he didn`t abuse children. He never did something like that. He was so pure and innocent like a child. You can see this clearly on this documentary. I really hope the Vatican will sanctify him, he deserves it.
Exactly, why didn`t show up Madonna, Lisa-Marie Presley, Diana Ross , Oprah etc. at his ceremony ? Why ? Why ? Why ?
I wish they will come a day, when I can visit Neverland so I can properly say goodbye to MJ.
Michael, I hope my prayers reach you wherever you are now. I will always love you and I`ll never forget you. RIP MJ.

Akinom from Romania

Eileen Conway   July 10th, 2009 10:58 am ET

I need a voice.How come everybody is convinced that those beautiful children are not Michaels, and they are a product of a sperm doner.

Robin MacKay   July 10th, 2009 11:24 am ET

Why does the public need to know the paternity of Michael Jackson's children? These children have already suffered the tragedy of losing their sole parent. Where is the compassion for these children? These children probably in all sense of the word consider Michael Jackson their father, who are we to question or raise the question? Please let the children heal from the tragedy of losing their father, they have enough on their plate in concerns to whom will be raising these beautiful children! They have had the world pulled out from them, they do not need the media causing further grief.

Ann Crespo   July 10th, 2009 12:17 pm ET

I have several friends whose children look like one parent and not the other and this includes the color of their skin, and yes they are the real parents, this happens in mixed races or cultures, and please people go the a sperm bank all the time, which is condifental, no one question who donted the sperm, please dropped this these are Michael children

Marlene   July 10th, 2009 1:40 pm ET

Before his death everyone thought of the children as Michael's children, and it was evident listing to Paris Jackson, that she loved her dad as much as he loved her. I heard the good Dr. Klein and I found it interesting that he sang Michael's praises about being a good father, the children were well disciplined, well mannered, Michael did a great job as a father; yet "if he were the father" (I assume biologically) he would want them. Since to the children Michael was their father, how would dear Dr. Klein explain his presence as "their dad". Michael was capable of being a great dad, but somehow he was incapable of choosing the person or persons he felt would raise his children the way he would want them to be raised. Very Interesting, I wonder if they were the children of a hard luck entertainer, if Dr. Klein would be so eager to be involved??

Nadine   July 10th, 2009 1:42 pm ET

I thought rather horrifying was how freely Dr. Klein was talking about Michael's symptoms and health problems. Excuse me but even after I die I want my doctors to keep all of my medical information confidential as specified by law. This doctor has to be one of the most creepy I've ever seen aside from being obese himself, he's supposed to be an expert in aesthetics? And so visual that he denies seeing someone starving to death right in front of him. COME ON! I didn't buy one thing he said in this interview - Dr. Slick it seems wants to excuse any culpability on his part, most doctors I know who suspect something like addiction will fire a patient unless they seek help, but then he wouldn't be making the big bucks right? UGH!

pam   July 10th, 2009 1:42 pm ET

i wish all the reporters would stop finding bad things to say about michael. why don't you start putting all the good things that he has done on tv. you could start with the video on you tube " mj asks us lets protect the children" their are alot of good things about michael why don't you start showing those, or are you affraid the ratings won't be as high. to hell with the ratings, show the good things he did for the children and this world....

Pren   July 10th, 2009 2:39 pm ET

Like many of the comments above, I agree that the children BE LEFT ALONE. Larry I was extremely shocked at the personal questions about Michael you asked Dr Klein. It does not concern any of us. I think it very unprofessional the way you and CNN in general are pushing the questions about those very innocent children. This is exactly why Michael protected his children the way he did. And Dr Klein should be ashamed of giving away information that is confidential. You should realise that you are hurting the Jackson's and those children more than you know. Miko is the only decent informant there – not to mention one of the few good friend's Michael had.

Akinom   July 10th, 2009 3:02 pm ET

I totally agree with Pren and Pam. Michael did so many good things for this world. He will always be my hero.

Nikki   July 10th, 2009 3:05 pm ET

Dr. Klein is NOT Michael Jackson's friend. He's just another vulture among too many who preyed on MJ and still is. He talking too much and I'm sure MJ wouldn't approve. Hope he and Murray, among others get nice cells. Rowe needs to leave those kids alone. She got paid. Deal's done. No more money for Debbie Rowe!

Janene Prenzno from Mesa, AZ   July 10th, 2009 3:58 pm ET

I am Caucasian and vitiligo appeared on me when I was about five years old. I had it on my chin, elbows, and knees. When I was about eleven I faithfully sat in front of an ultraviolet lamp every evening, along with taking a little pill beforehand. I felt emotionally awkward. I wouldn’t wear shorts or short sleeve shirts because of always being asked what the white spots were. Approaching my teen years and adulthood the white spots faded. I can’t be sure if it was something I grew out of, or if it was the result of the ultraviolet treatments. As a child I always loved swimming and tanned very easily which made the vitiligo more prominent. When I was eleven I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. It was very interesting to hear the MJ had Lupus. I never knew that vitiligo was an auto immune disease. My father told me that his mother had vitiligo as a child and grew out of it. I can fully empathize with the way MJ felt about dealing with looking different; maybe that’s why he took the idea of looking different over the top trying to turn his outward appearance and emotional demons of lemons into lemonade. When I was a child my mother tried to break me of my inadequate feelings and nourished me with the writings of Dr. Maxwell Maltz, author of 30 million copy best-seller Psycho-Cybernetics Dr. Maltz first wrote of this discovery in his book New Faces, New Futures. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Maltz suggested that many people "see themselves" inaccurately, their perceptions distorted by unchallenged and often erroneous beliefs imbedded in their subconscious mind.

mm   July 10th, 2009 7:31 pm ET

It is not hard to get prescription drugs from a physician. Some of them especially psychiatrists are very happy to give patients medication.

darnell   July 10th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

larry it would be ashame if debbie rowe get those kids,but it would be a lot worst if them kids where too end up in the same house with joe jackson.

Dee   July 10th, 2009 10:53 pm ET

I think this Doctor is out to make a name for himself at the expense of MJ, He has broken the patient confidentially as well I think.

khayree   July 10th, 2009 11:04 pm ET


Nikki   July 10th, 2009 11:38 pm ET

Dr. Klein may have had a stroke which would explain his speek problems but a detective friend told me that when they interrogate someone, the eyes will shift to the right when the person is lying. Dr. Klein was honest at different points but he lied a lot. He called Debbie Rowe and told her that she should get custody and have MJ's nanny to help her raise the kids. This is contrary to Michael's wishes. Much of what he said was private between him and Michael. In California doctor/patient confidentiality is not required of the physician but don't spread all of Michael's private business all over the airwaves if you count yourself as anyone of any integrity. Klein failed the test and he's now been found to be the one who's prescribed most of the medication found in Michael's home. I wouldn't be surprised if he and Debbie Rowe have joined forces to get these kids and all the money. God help Katherine Jackson. She and the kids need a break. Greed is an ugly monster.

alicia   July 11th, 2009 1:58 am ET

how many days will the toxi report come out, i'm getting so tired of listening and reading all the theories. which i know, over 60% of these are not ture. And what is fate of these poor children, they had gone through enough, all they want inside their heaart is for the media to leave them alone. they need time to recall memories of their wonderful time with their father, and these children will have a better life living with their grandmother. that is what MJ wishes. now his gone, he has done more than enough for heal this world, now it is the time that we help him to let his wish come ture. the world will be healed, it is a long way, but we can do it, with walking on the right track that MJ created for us we can do it.

V.J. Johnson   July 11th, 2009 8:22 am ET

Michael Jackson was a caring, talent, and giving person, a gift from God. Michael had people (inner circle) around him for many years that did not really concern themselves with Michael, personally. These people were taking advantage of Michael Jackson’s kindness and weakness, because I do not understand how they allowed Michael to put himself in this state and did not try to do something about it, personally or in the public. (Love does not give up. Real love fights to the end) Michael is a prime example of real love, because he fought to the end. Michael would be here, if they were really concern/care about him. Michael’s heart and purpose were his children, music, fans, and his giving. Look back at Michael Jackson’s record over the years. It shows how dedicated this man was to his career and the world. He did not have a life. He gave it to us from 1964 to 2009. Michael’s drug problems started in 1984/1986, which I feel, had started the journey of no return for him on drugs. Where were family and friends at that time? Michael death is a puzzle for many reasons, especially his appearances and the 2003 raid. I would like to know, what drug(s) could change a black man skin to paper white from head to toe to this extreme? Why was he bald? Did the baldness was a results from medications? Was the scalp completely clean of hair or a brush of hair? Was his whole body clean of hair, how and why? Could the result of hair not found on the body express a concern of foul play (limiting evidence reveal)? Why Michael was not charge and address in 2003 about the drugs the police found in his home? Why family/friends did not come forward or reach out to help him? It is a mystery and hard to believe that a person like Michael Jackson neglected by so many people so close to him claiming that they care. I find this very hard to believe. It hurts my heart and my soul very deeply. Well, he is in a better place, no more drugs, pains or hate. Rest in Peace Sweet King of Pop.

Kathy   July 11th, 2009 9:07 am ET

Michael Jackson had the money to be a "good" father. He could pay other people to raise his children while he was passed out on drugs. If he wasn't Michael Jackson he would have had his children taken away long ago. Good parents aren't passed out every night on exessive amounts of drugs. They want to be there for their children in case of emergencies. I don't think the media is trashing Michael, they are just reporting the truth. His family should have stepped in years ago to stop his over comsumption of medication. And please stop saying these "poor children". Their life has been anything but normal and never will be because of the way he chose to raise them.

Deborah   July 11th, 2009 2:05 pm ET

use common sense – please ! look at those beautiful kids and look at Michael they look like Michael.

Sarah   July 11th, 2009 5:18 pm ET

It’s clear to me that Michael was a victim of medical negligence, and Not only from Dr Klein but also Dr Murray and all the others who were there “treating him” over the years.
MJ’s friends, family and those nasty millionaire doctors who assisted him until the day he died, should have stopped Michael by using POLICE INTERVENTION at his home to try to stop his addiction since he surrounded himself with bodyguards that didn’t allow others to approach him personally! Michael was stuck in his own cage, no one could comes from the outside and no one could get off from the inside. Dr Klein as much as Dr Murray, are two opportunists, who took advantage of being MJ’s friends, nasty people who look like gangsters, who never really cared for Michael’s well being and safety! They scare me and I’m not surprised that Michael died because was receiving prescriptions from them!

Nikki   July 11th, 2009 6:00 pm ET

Klein's not co-operating with the police. If my good friend died unexpectedly I sure wouldn't be fit to sit across from Larry King blabbering about my friend's private and trusted confidential information. This should be good for business if he doesn't go to jail,NOT.

sade salami   July 11th, 2009 6:15 pm ET

debbie rowe once gave up her parental rights. a woman who loves and cares about her kids would never leave them . who really was debbie rowe before michael Jackson? she had those kids with MJ for the money and If she fights for custody it wouldnt be because she cares about the kids it would be, again, just for the money, she would finally show the world what a big gold digger she is.
Michael clearly stated in his will that he INTENTIONALLY did not provide for her and his last wish should be respected.

Jen   July 11th, 2009 6:27 pm ET

I wouldn't be surprised if a man like Dr Klein may have doctored MJ's medical records before submitting it for evidence. I would be less surprised if throughout the 25 years of seeing MJ as a patient Dr Klein may have not documented everything he did with MJ because he knew that what he was doing was professionally unethical. This doctor should go down and serve what's due him. He aided MJ in a slow death.

Folasade   July 11th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

I believe that Dr.Murray's license should be revoked.I believe they contributed to the death of Michael due to their selfish money-making interests.

Nichols   July 11th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I wish that the media back off and left the family of Michael Jackson greive. MJ was one of the greatest entertainers in the world and also a great humanitarian.

Beverly   July 11th, 2009 10:47 pm ET

Let Michael Jackson Rest In Peace!! Take him off the news so his children don't have to here all that gossip. Also let the Jackson Family have peace with Michael.
Thank You
Beverly Stanzione
San Clemente, Calif.

Angie   July 14th, 2009 7:24 pm ET

I think michael knew he couldent dance like he could 20 years ago and he could not let his fans down plus so much debt that with his family he has faked his own death .Probably cost a lot of money to pay off hospital staff and others involved .i wonder has anyone apart from his family and doctors seen michaels body i bet not.

nneka   July 29th, 2009 7:19 am ET

Michael Jackson was a typical example of a living saint just like Pope John Paul 11 and Princess Diana .MJ was indeed Gods blessing to the world and in particular to his family.
The Indiana state Govt .should convert his familys house to a museum and re-bury Michael where he began his calling and let people come pray for him at his tomb.
Please Vatican sanctify Michael today a Saint along with Pope John Paul 11 and Princess Diana.
May Mrs Katherine Jackson be consoled in the fact that the world shares her grief ,I pray that GOD gives Mrs k Jackson the fortitude to bear the irrepairable loss. NNEKA-NIGERIA.

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