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July 10, 2009

Friedman: Jackson's prescription drugs cost $48k a month

Posted: 11:28 AM ET

From Showbiz411's Roger Friedman

Michael Jackson was spending $48,000 a month in prescriptions, according to my sources. The print-outs of the bills are said to come in eye-opening stacks.

The prescriptions were written mostly by his dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein of Beverly Hills. They were mostly filled at his local drug store, Mickey Fine Pharmacy, also of Beverly Hills.

The list of drugs, which was read to me in part, was staggering. Many of the prescriptions were not made out to Jackson but to aides, nurses, other people who worked for him, and, primarily, to a person called Omar Adams. I’ve learned from another source that “Omar Adams” was a name that Jackson made up for a fictitious alter ego.

None of this should come as a surprise. Back in July 2002, I published a story about Jackson’s monthly spending that rocked his world. Included in legal papers for a lawsuit filed against him by an ex-manager was Jackson’s monthly budget for the fall of 2001. The story can be found here.

At the time, Jackson owed Dr.Klein $25,000 and Mickey Fine Pharmacy $10,000. A few years later, the pharmacy sued Jackson for arrears on his account. They said they’d been making his skin-whitening cream and he wasn’t paying for it.

Sources say that the police have now in their possession many vials of various drugs prescribed by Dr. Klein. That should be good news for Jackson’s recent personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, the doctor who was on the scene when Jackson died.

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Linda from New York   July 10th, 2009 11:39 am ET

ENOUGH ALREADY WITH ALL THIS CRAP–CAN'T YOU LEAVE HIM ALONE. NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR THIS STUFF. FIND SOMEONE ELSE TO REPORT ON.


mary-kay   July 10th, 2009 11:48 am ET

Larry.. Miko saying " I did,nt see that' " Not that I know of" is getting old, did I not hear him say many times " we were best friends?" they were together alot.obviously they Were NOT as close as he say,s, OR...he was aware and trying to protect MJ OR, he has something to hide. By the way.. what does he do?I know Marlon was his dad. What I,m trying to say is... was HE ALSO on MJ,s gravy train? I don,t mean any disrespect, but it appears that way. I,m sure they were friends, but don,t tell me he knew nothing as he claims.if he was such good friends as he claimes, why did,nt he help?mabey he could,nt say no also because MJ was his meal ticket. how sad.friends? I think not...


Michael C. McHugh   July 10th, 2009 12:02 pm ET

Once again, it sounds like the real cause of death was suicide, only in slow motion. I mean, just how many drugs can one person take without finally just keeling over?

Does it really matter who supplied them? Someone with all of Jackson's fame and fortune could always find unlimited supplies of drugs. Evidently, whatever was really eating at him, all the drugs in the world couldn't fix.


Flavie T. St.remy   July 10th, 2009 12:08 pm ET

Dear Mr. King,

I watched your show intervewing Mr Germaine Jackson, you asked him how did he find out about Mr. Michael Jackson death. His reply was "from you guys CNN." I would like have Mr Jackson memorial service Program, please. I don't know no other way of getting one. I thouhgt if I wrote you this litte note you probably can call them and let them how bad a lady would like to have the program. Thanking you in advance for your help. I love Mr. Jackson very dearly, his music and how he helped people.

Flavie T St. Remy
72 NE 187 Street
Miami, FL 33179
My telephone number is 305.652.7427


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

My comment is regarding the children, enough already who is the father, when someone donates to a sperm bank this is confidental, if everyone that ever donated sperm could come forward to claim children, no one would be using the clinic. Also I have several friends, from different backgrounds, and the children look totally like one parent and nothing like the other, this includes the color of their skin, and yes they are the real parents.


jackie   July 10th, 2009 12:16 pm ET

Will people please get off the prescription med thing?

While he may have had a lot of meds and eventually
gone the way of Heath Ledger, that's NOT what happened.

There was only ONE doctor with Jackson when he died.
Jackson BEGGED to have someone give him Diprivan.

Police are only waiting for the toxicology tests to confirm what they already know based on the physical evidence they gathered:
– Jackson and track marks
– The Diprivan Drip (Can ONLY be administered through an IV)
– The Oxygen tanks

Jackson died from the Diprivan, administered by a Doctor and there was just ONE doctor on scene.

Please stop trying to pin the blame on Jackson and all the prescriptions – that's NOT what killed him.


umair   July 10th, 2009 12:23 pm ET

I have keenly observed the larry king's INSIDE NEVERLAND. The reflection of the person can clearly be seen in the tiles of the floor. If it was a spirit than it can never be seen in the form of reflection. So I concluded that the mystery of Jackson's ghost is totally an illusion.


Ann Crespo   July 10th, 2009 12:29 pm ET

I agree with you, the doctor who was with MJ at the time of death had to know if he took something or he gave him something that day


phyllis   July 10th, 2009 12:33 pm ET

I'm very tired of seeing meeko on the show. He does not really give any real insight into Micheal's life. I think he doesn't want to reveal anything, because he is one of the enablers. How could you not know that your really good friend was abusing drugs, especially the great magnitude that Micheal was.


hazel   July 10th, 2009 12:46 pm ET

Just wanted to share my thoughts about the Janet Jackson intervention – Apparently MJ was in such a shocking state that Janet saw the need to visit her brother. Upon the instructions of MJ she was not allowed entry. Even if MJ had in fact told security to send her away surely it is a moral requirement of members of the staff to have intervened themselves either directly (which understandably they wouldn't for fear of losing their jobs) but they should have at the very least assisted the family in one way or another? In war if a soldier is instructed by his officer-in-command to commit what is tantamount to a war crime, the Hague expects him to excercise his moral Conscience and refuse to participate etc. Their silence and / or lack of action surely is tantamount to assisting in any drug addiction? Or was it more important to keep him drugged up and as such in control of the person, his money and a monthly income?

Also I had a partner with exactly the same skin condition as MJ. It is a really terribly disfiguring disease, robbing the victim of all self esteem and confidence as everyone stars at you where ever you go. It begins by attacking all appendages, fingers, eyes, mouth, ear holes, elbows, toes etc and just keeps on growing!


Laura   July 10th, 2009 12:50 pm ET

If the tragic loss of Michael Jackson does not send a loud and clear message both to legislators and the medical community that serious medical reform is required NOW then there is no hope. What happened to Mr. Jackson happens everyday – yet no one notices. Drs. prescribe medicine helter skelter, don't take time to fully assess conditions, and only care about earning their precious dollar. Had any doctor cared enough to pay attention – Mr. Jackson would both still be alive and his very clearly serious medical conditions would have been addressed. And, as far as his dermatologist is concerened – he may think he appears to be a stud muffin with people asking him if he fathered Jackson's children – he just looks like another skanky doctor who was out to make a buck at Jackson's expense. They all should be shot!!!!! At least, Mr. Jackson is at peace and away from the money grubbers. I can only hope that his children can find someone who will provide them with the guidance and a lifelong rudder that Mr. Jackson pretty clearly never had when he was their age.


hazel   July 10th, 2009 12:59 pm ET

yes i agree with the comments – maybe everyone – staff, "close friends" and doctors are claiming they saw or knew nothing out of fear! If I recall correctly at his trial the judge advised MJ (something to the effec) that he needed to surround himself with better people and advisors. Who said having money and fame is fun!!! What a sad testimony of the human soul today – there is no sense of morality or conscience any more. Lets hope we actually get to hear the real truth under what will inevitably be one of the biggest cover ups to date as everyone involved scrambles to cover their tracks and spew out reams of collaborated lies in an effort to remain unaccountable!


JA   July 10th, 2009 1:02 pm ET

I agree with all the people questioning Dr. Klein and others divulging personal medical information - where are the ETHICS?

Who wants someone revealing their most INTIMATE medical issues to a global audience - beyond disgusting!!

I'm sick of seeing CNN and every other trash tabloid tv show sensationalizing the "mystery" about MJ.

There is NO MYSTERY people.
Michael told Oprah in 1993 - let's say it out loud - 1993 - SIXTEEN YEARS AGO - that he suffered from a skin disease and as she continued to press him for details - he tried to explain what he could and finally said "you know, it's private, so I'd rather NOT talk about my PRIVATE MEDICAL issues."

Don't we ALL have that SAME RIGHT?
Doesn't the Federal Gov't and Federal LAW protect ALL of us from having our private medical records splashed across the tabloid tv screen (yes CNN - this is classic invasion of privacy tabloid tv)?

There is NO MYSTERY - Michael told the WORLD about his skin disease years and years and years ago.
(MJ was notoriously – painfully shy – yet still revealed something so private and personally painful to him - YEARS ago - and CNN STILL - even after death - cannot stop badgering him – why?)
Why is CNN ignoring this and trying to sensationalize and expose MJ's FEDERALLY-PROTECTED Medical Records?

Is there no limit to their unethical and unjournalistic reporting?


Katielynn, CT   July 10th, 2009 1:09 pm ET

The day Michael died will forever be a day of mourning for all his fans – he was blessed with extraordinary talent and we I would bet he had no idea just how much he was loved; where was all the love when he was going through that awful trial? That changed him forever and who can blame him. One must deal with the hand they are dealt – as far as I'm concerned the media has blood on their hands.

One interesting observation – Blanket resembles the Brando's. Miko, care to comment?


Rozie   July 10th, 2009 1:09 pm ET

I believe all that was lacking in Michael Jackson's life was 'real' love and attention. No medication in the world could heal that. With all of the people he surrounded himself with, I’m guessing that many of them were too intimated by him to show, or express, to him the love he desired. I think that they could not see beyond his ‘iconic’ image to allow themselves to just treat him as just another person, something that Michael himself expressed so freely without reservations. Michael was a force to be reckoned with and someone needed to be strong enough to step up to the plate and challenge him. It appears that his sister, Janet, had the courage, but no one backed her up (its always the youngest member of the family who has observed the actions and mistakes made by their older siblings, but no matter how old we get we are always considered the baby who doesn’t quite know everything (a myth)). Though Michael had many affiliations with some of the world’s most prominent personalities from various different countries, I believe that amongst all those people his only true friend in the world was Elizabeth Taylor. She brought joy to him no matter how much he wanted to fight it off. It took getting through some very tough emotions for him, but the fact remains – she made him genuinely happy. Thank you Janet and Liz.


linda carter   July 10th, 2009 1:11 pm ET

THIS COMMENT IS ON MICHAEAL JACKSON DEATH-TO M.J. YOU ARE THE "ULTIMATE SUPERSTAR" AND THE ONLY "KING OF POP" GOD LOVES YOU MICHEAL . I MISS YOU M.J. AND LOVE YOU M.J.


linda carter-MICHIGAN   July 10th, 2009 1:14 pm ET

TO LARRY KING PLEASE PRINT THIS FOR M.J. DEATH FOR ME– TO M.J. YOU ARE THE "ULTIMATE SUPERSTAR" AND THE "ONLY KING OF POP". M.J. GOD LOVES YOU . I MISS YOU M.J. AND LOVE YOU M.J.


Katherine   July 10th, 2009 1:21 pm ET

I dont think that Michael was trying to look like Diana Ross at all.
If you look at the work of an artist named Brom, you will see a lot of Michael similarities there that makes one wonder if Michael was a fan of his. I see many from clothing styles , to various poses .


Dahlia   July 10th, 2009 1:22 pm ET

MJ 's beautiful music, transparent soul & great heart worked together to make the world kinder & better. The so called " doctors " that caused his death must pay .


maryam   July 10th, 2009 1:40 pm ET

Michael Jackson was a gentlemen par excellent, a true masterful. He's performance mesmerized everyone. I as an Iranian proud of him and say i love u forevermore.
may God grant his soul everlasting salvation.


Chris Holmes   July 10th, 2009 1:55 pm ET

Mr. King,
Thank you and CNN for your due deligents with this story. But you must go further.
Most of these Doctors are Drug Dealers in a suite and would be the first to degrade their fellow brother Drug Dealers who sell on the street corner.
It all starts when you have surgery or a regular visit. These Doctors get paid from the pharmacutial companies to sell drugs. They provide an abundance of 2-5 different drugs, send you home with them hoping you will call for more, and many do–that's the hook.
Someone with MJ's resources, schedual, committments etc. gets hooked immediately, so they call for more.
These Doctors have been killing off hundreds of regular Americans and our most talented Americans.
MJ, the greatest entertainer EVER...Dead because of greedy drug dealers out to make a fast buck and take advantage of our precious gifts from God. It's a crime, it's not right and only a few like you Mr. King have the guts to tell it like it is.
Elvis, Heath and who knows who else. It's high time someone took on these crimminals, build a case of their atrosities, take away their license and have them put away for MURDER, strong words but they are guilty, guilty, guilty.
MJ's dermetologist, his friend Meko and anyone who was near him in the end knew exactly what he was doing and claim to be his friend. MJ's real friends were not around him his last day's and years of his life. Only those who supplied him/enabled him to kill himself were his so called friends.
Let's stop these Doctors dead in their tracks. Sir, we can't afford to lose any more of our most talented people to these drug peddlers.
Thank you CNN–Keep up the truthful reporting....God Bless you Mr. King

Chris Holmes
Seattle Washington
206-940-3741


Michelle Fonthill,Ont   July 10th, 2009 2:02 pm ET

Michael Jackson has hopefully found peace now . I beleive that the added pressure of the upcoming tour got to him and he couldn't take it any more . The family tried to help and Janet was the only one to stand call him on it .It's to bad he pushed them away and didn't seek the help .


Rose   July 10th, 2009 2:23 pm ET

I wish the media will leave the Jacksons now in peace. These negative news and photos about Michael Jackson are only hurting the kids in the process. Michael is already dead and they're still digging all these ugly news about him. They ignored the fact that Michael Jackson was hurting when the press called him Wacko Jacko, when he was cruelly dragged from his house by the police during the molestation case and then subjected to police brutality. All the while Michael kept his calm self during the brutality and the humilitations he suffered. They never consider the fact the Michael Jackson was suffering from vitiligo and lupus but still managed to give his fans the best entertainment in music history. They never listened to the testimonies of those people who knew him – his kind heart, his generosity, his role as a loving dad to his kids, his genius as a singer, composer, producer and a dancer. Instead they insist on digging the paternity of the kids and blowing up news about his drug use showing lewd photos about drugs. Michael Jackson has already suffered enough. Please leave him alone and let him rest in peace


Rex   July 10th, 2009 2:25 pm ET

I don't think that the paternity of Michael's kids should even be discussed. Who cares!! Whether he used a surrogate or adoption, he is still the legal father and it is disrespectful to his children to pursue this. Let them grieve for the father they loved.

Also, enough about the drug use. Nothing can bring him back, let him rest in peace, finally. Not all the public want to know the details. More importantly, are you using this as ratings for the show?


Doris   July 10th, 2009 2:31 pm ET

I haven't heard this question asked, If Michael was so proud of being black, why did he choose to have white children?


Cheryl   July 10th, 2009 2:32 pm ET

After watching the new TV series "Lie To Me", you can see certain traits with body language and facial expressions indicating deception in both Dr. Klein and Mr. Miko Brando answers to your questions. Don’t know if true, but maybe the psychologist, Dr. Paul Ekman, could provide some insight with an interesting show.


Cindy   July 10th, 2009 2:34 pm ET

I did love Michael and we don't know what caused his death but does it really matter. Michael actually died many years ago because of the rag magazines, the media and other people who would blackmail him out of greed. From what I've seen since his death it has absolutely sickened me and I have learned one thing for sure. The media destroyed Michael. They destroyed his trust in people, his heart, soul and faith in people and many of them that he trusted. Just like the tabloids went after Princess Diana, Elvis and many others the bigger celebrity you are the more the press goes after you for sensationalism and they don't give a damn if it's true or not, and they will even take the truth and twist it into something completely different, the press destroys these people. Michael has been the biggest victim of all. The poor man suffered severe burns from the accident, didn't have a normal childhood, then suffered from lupus and vitiligo and just like nearly all the great minds through history Michael had a problem sleeping because his brilliant mind was working all the time making it difficult to sleep. Just go back through history and you will find that all the greats had this problem. Whether it was Bach, Da Vinci, Dr. Salk, Enstein and the list is long, many of them suffered from sleep disorder because their brains work all the time. My heaven's between all that Michael went through there was never any understanding, just the media making stories full of scandal about him and 99% wasn't true. It was the press who gave the public this crap and they ate it up and sadly many believed these lies. Since his death I've seen one story after another where the press has twisted an interview into something that had nothing to do with what was actually said, they have taken "un named" sources and spread the lies from these people who only wanted money for their story which was lies. I've seen this junk about the Jacksons wanting an intervention with Michael over drug use and every single press outfit has expanded on it and guess what it didn't happen. The Jackson family stated it never happened and that in fact the meeting they are referring to was about a business deal and nothing to so with any kind of intervention. Despite the Jackson family trying to clear up this lie the press is still running with the original lies. They took everything Dr. Klein said and have twisted it or left out important details. This crap about Michael being riddled with needle marks and having collapsed veins is more than likely another lie. Have you seen one OFFICIAL report this is true? No and you probably wont'. the story came from someone who wanted the press to pay for this lie so they could make money off his death. This is nothing but irresponsible reporting. What's worse is the public is believing much of it and once again some of them are twisting the truth as much as the press has done. The crime here the real crime is the constant attacks that Michael had to endure by the press and one lie after another to the point that Michael lost all faith. That's what killed Michael. Not drugs, not a heart attack. Just a broken heart. This man was a musical genius unlike anyone we've ever known and a dance innovater like no one has ever seen. He gave us all of his love and all of his talent and what are we giving back to him? Just more heartbreak and I'm glad he isn't here to see this. My heart goes out to his family but most of all his beautiful children. They loved their father and not because he was famous but because he was a fantastic father. Now we have their mother who wants to tear them away from the only family he has really known, Michaels family and tear the two away from their sibling. No court will give her custody of that boy because she has nothing to do with him. Honestly I believe Debbie doesn't really care about those children and just wants another pay off from the MIchaels estate. She is broke and all she wants is more money. She sold the children not once but twice and was quoted as saying they were nothing but animals to her. Everyone and everyone has said Michael was a fantastic father and he wanted if something happened to him for the children to be raised by his beloved mother. That's who he trusted and who only loved him and never once turned against him. It's obvious that Michael's mother loves those children as do the rest of the Jackson family and that where they should stay all THREE siblings with those they KNOW AND LOVE. The negative press has to stop because it is going to hurt those children and the memory of their father they loved more than anything. We as the public have got to insist that these lies stop and most of all we the public need to know that this is all nothing but sensationalism and this man who was without a doubt the World Greatest Entertainer ever and I was a huge Elvis fan too but by far Michael Jackson was more of a genius in both music and dance and knowing how to entertain his fans so without a doubt he is the Greatest Entertainer Ever and also one of the greatest humanitarians of our time and maybe any other time in the future. Michael loved his children, his family and even more his fans and the lies and slander needs to stop and we the public need to stop reading all this crap. The Michael we knew and loved died years ago and the cause of his death was the MEDIA and their lies and slander.


Harold Rozario   July 10th, 2009 2:36 pm ET

Dear Larry,
I have always respected you and your reporting till one thing you said recently and especially when Jim Moret took over for you last night. It became a reflection of cheap and shameful media propagation just like you find on Diane Sawyer, Nancy Grace and others. I only follow a few because of this stupidity. The ones I follow include yourself, Anderson Cooper and Wolf Blitzer. So what is Jim doing back? Hurting for a job?
The media survives on bad stories and goes to any lengths to dig dirt and at the same time trample and victimize people for your (CNN) publicity and profits. I thought you knew better than to join the wicked. You mentioned MJ is now public discussion. Is your private life public discussion? Would you want so called public aka cheap media scrutiny? What if his accuser of child molestation lied? Is media not to blame for festering the issue and helping condemn an innocent man? There is blood on many hands including CNN.
If you need a new topic, go after the prescription drugs issue, the republican party and their henchman Rush Lumberingbull (what is he smoking) or rebuilding America or corporate mismanagement and waste or the hurdles against the change to alternatives fuels etc.
Use your media for what it can do for people rather than focus on becoming a cheap soap opera.
Miko had more sense on your show but Jim would not let him finish. Jim's questions and direction was only leading to one sad direction which was the poorest of paths.
I hope he is not a CNN permanent or I will switch channels. I rather watch BBC instead.
Please stay on track Larry...
Harry


Isamar   July 10th, 2009 2:37 pm ET

The first thing that comes to my mind is, if this is true Miko must have noticed it. Is Miko afraid of being accused of enabler? Every time Larry asks Miko about this he says, "no, I didn't see anything". C'mon!


Amy   July 10th, 2009 2:46 pm ET

To keep my comment as short as I can, I will say that everything that Hazel and Cindy have said is EXACTLY what I would say. I shed tears as I read their posts. I have posted this same thing on another site, so I will do it again;

The poor man's demise was due to people destroying his spirit. MJ had a gentle spirit. Just listen to his music and what he did for the world. I can't believe that the media, even in death, would push this more and more. LET IT GO!! Can we wait for the toxicology reports to come back and then talk about it? We knew he suffered from many ailements. I am tired of all the speculations about that, as well. Even people I know will speculate about it. The fact is, if you study what he had, it will make sense to you. Do it on your own, you have the information at your fingertips, the Web. It is all there. I have looked. I will not put it down here because I believe MJ deserves his dignity and privicey. It isn't BAD, but I am not going to talk about it. There are REASONS for what he looked like and what pain he was in.

Let's just focus on his legacey. Remember little Paris standing up there telling the entire WORLD that "Daddy was the best father you could ever imagine." I also want to say about that; she was NOT forced to say anything. She wanted to say it instead of Janet. There is even a picture on AOL talking to one of her uncles about it. Think; if she didn't, wouldn't she be hiding? I love MJ as much as the rest of you, I also want to know what is going on, but when it happens. Let him Rest In PEACE!!

Rest in sweet sleep, Dear Prince. We will meet you soon. You will live on in our hearts forever until we meet in Heaven!


BETTY   July 10th, 2009 2:47 pm ET

I THINK ALL THIS TALK ABOUT PATERNITY SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED AND I THINK THOSE WHO DO IT TO GET RATINGS OR SELL MAGS ARE WAY OUT OF LINE THERE ARE 3 INNOCENT CHILDREN WHO HAVE MJ AS FATHER ON BIRTH CERT. AND THAT SHOULD BE IT IT IS NO ONES BUSINESS YOU ARE HURTING THE KIDS A LOT MORE THAN THE DEATH OF THEIR FATHER. THE JUDGE SHOULD PUT A GAG ORDER ON ANYTHING PERTAINING TO THE KIDS, THEY SHOULD BE PROTECTED.


Marjan Kraft   July 10th, 2009 2:49 pm ET

If I were a celebrity doctor, I would start cleaning up my act real fast!


cheryl maree   July 10th, 2009 2:58 pm ET

I can only pray that Larry would read this! TMZ posted a video of MJ coming from his Drs office and asked the question if he was high? Do you not see what this man had to deal with? I have had a few in office cosmetic procedures done with just a local for numbing, one procedure was my under eyes, and can I tell you that when you come out of there you are swollen badly from the numbing and the last thing you would want is 50 cameras in your face. How could anyone live like that? Please wake up world, and see what we have become, all for a few bucks. Is not anyone normal in this world anymore?


Gary Chandler in Canada   July 10th, 2009 3:00 pm ET

The Media and Entertainment Industry is willing to canonize a weirdo and drug addict! Some call MJ and ‘angel’, why???
What God picks a drug addict to be his Messenger?
I can only hope MJ and Presley are in heaven. If drug addicted, extravagant, weirdoes can make it, maybe I have chance, too!
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Michael Jackson NEVER invented 'We are the World', EITHER.
It was an offshoot of Sir Bob Geldof's Band Aid, which he could not get American artists to participate in. Harry Belafonte got "we are the world going' and MJ was one of the song writers, is all.
He did NOT even participate in the Live Aid concert.
John Denver had directly been fund raising for World Hunger issues for years, and they turned him down for participation in 'We are the World" sheesh
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Let's talk a bit about Farah Fawcett, then MOVE ON!!!


glenda   July 10th, 2009 3:03 pm ET

I watched the interview with Dr. Klein and every time he was asked a question he looked up at the ceiling or the wall he never looked you in the eye he blamed other doctors not to mention he kept changing the subject he was talking about drug addicts how he tried to talk to michael about his addiction. DR. Klein in my opinion is a drug dealer he supplied the meds 2 him or to the people around him and yes i believe charges should be brought against him and as for Miko he knew how could he not if he was Michael Jacksons bff and everyone around him knew thats why they isolated him like they did i feel their is alot of people to blame for them children not having a daddy how can they sleep at night


Lisa in Colorado   July 10th, 2009 3:07 pm ET

If Michael Jackson, in addition to Vitiligo, also had Lupus and even Fibromyalgia, then certainly his dependence on pain medications is understandable. I have a friend who suffers from Fibromyalgia and know that it can be excruciating and life altering. It is astounding that MJ was able to cope with these extraordinary medical conditions and even to RISE ABOVE them to give his heart and soul to his music, his fans, and his unwavering faith in people. This is certainly NOT to excuse those who may have taken advantage of his condition or "enabled" his dependency on medications - the truth WILL eventually come out about that, I'm sure. But PLEASE do what you can to shed light on the truth about Michael's unbelievable COURAGE, PERSERVERENCE, and ability to ACCOMPLISH such extraordinary WORK under these circumstances (as well as coping with his childhood pain). I believe that God works through such people to help us learn tolerance and understanding. Have we learned?


yasir Salah   July 10th, 2009 3:11 pm ET

Larry, I wonder if the 50 concerts in London could still go without Michael Jackson. Using images, footage, performances and his recently recorded rehearsals from the "This is it" shows combined with the use a hologram made up of Michael Jackson. This way everybody is happy, at least the fans could still attend and see something from Michael Jackson. Better than refunding back the money to concert fans. The concert organizers have claimed to spending $30 million on the preparation so far. It would still be an event, the excitement is still at its peaks, he is one of the greatest performers I would not mind seeing it on a big concert screen.


Joe   July 10th, 2009 3:13 pm ET

Larry,
As a long time friend of MJ, Miko should know more about MJ's activities than anyone else. However, whenever he is on LK show and is being confronted with a question, Miko seems to be evasive (not staring at LK or the camera) and mumble or choose not to reply to the questions.
Is Miko guilty for not getting help for MJ's probable additiction? Miko lives off MJ's money and he decided to close his eyes, his self-esteem, and his own conscience by leeting MJ do whatever he wanted. Now that MJ is dead, doe Miko feel guilty at all?


Phil from Geneva   July 10th, 2009 3:17 pm ET

ENOUGH is ENOUGH!!! Don't you people want to leave Michael alone????????? You people have killed Michael with all your BS and made up stories. Now it is time for you to leave him alone. Let him rest in peace for once in his life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Michael   July 10th, 2009 3:23 pm ET

Larry: You have one of the best interview shows on TV, but you need to get over this obsession with Michael Jackson. He was a great entertainer past his prime who had physical and psychological problems. This has been endlessly repeated on your program. Enough is enough. Move on.


CHARLOTTE WINNINGHAM   July 10th, 2009 3:26 pm ET

I JUST WANTED TO SAY SINCE MICHEAL JACKSON PASSED AWAY,I WATCH YOUR SHOW EVERY NIGHT THAT IT IS ON. YOU AND CNN(ITSELF) ARE THE ONLY ONES THAT AREN'T AFRAID TO BROADCAST ANY THING ABOUT HIM.I MEAN YOU GUYS KEEP US INFORMED!! AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT!! YOU GUYS ARE NUMBER ONE!! I WATCHED THE MEMORIAL ON CNN TUESDAY,AND YOU HAD THE BEST COVERAGE!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!


Jada   July 10th, 2009 3:29 pm ET

Very ambiguous. Look, I'm not saying that I don't believe all these prescription drug allegations or habits of Jackson's simply because I'm a fan. All of the information sounds very possible. BUT who are these "Sources"?, and if they are confidential then why are we talking about them? And I don't understand these "documents" from a few years back saying that Jackson took so many xanax. Why aren't the owners of these documents, L.A. police, being interviewed saying these statements on camera for us to see.
Either something is confidential or it isn't. But I can't validate these news stories as fact until we, the viewers can see and hear these "sources" saying this for themselves, and all these papers, pharmacy bills, interview logs, etc, should be available for us to see if we are being told this information as news.


Nick   July 10th, 2009 3:35 pm ET

Hi Larry,
I've been watching your show lately, and it seems to me as though the drug discussion is being pushed. Miko Brando, Usher, Jermaine Jackson, etc. I enjoyed seeing on your show talk about Michael. But then I see others talk about his drug use, his debt, track marks on his arms that people close to him seem to be unaware of him having which does not at all interest me. His career has been to entertain people through his music and short films, he has been able to use his fame and money as a means of benefiting other people. The mystery of his death might intrigue some, but the people close to him who get noticeably bothered by some of the topics being pushed in discussion. I see their point and believe that the public should hear more from people who knew him than from people who can speculate or find "sources" that give information. The police and family can do any investigation they feel is appropriate into the mysterious death. That does not mean every detail of his private living needs to be made public. Reporting results of private investigations is one thing, but details from various sources that claim to know something is different.

Michael Jackson has been an excellent entertainer. He has given so much of himself to charity and humanitarian efforts, why not report more on how he's helped people around the world? Kobe Bryant indicated something about him being in Guinness book of world records for charities supported by a pop star. I have not heard much, if any, commentary about this detail in the memorial.

Nick


Uzor   July 10th, 2009 3:46 pm ET

Thank you Larry. I need more of these wonderful revelations. Michael Jackson committed sin against his race and humanity. He was a wonderful entertainer no doubt but he lived such a fake and troubled live trying to paint himself white. Its people like MJ that threw the world into this global economic meltdown with huge unnecessarily acquired debts. He does not need to be a white to impress the world, Obama proved that.


Simon/Orlando   July 10th, 2009 3:49 pm ET

I guess he was not just the King of Pop, but the King of Popping...pills.


Alexandra   July 10th, 2009 3:51 pm ET

Dear Larry,

His addiction to prescription meds seems to be the only explanation given by the media at this point to explain his sudden death. But has anyone considered that perhaps his lupus came out of remission? Lupus most often harms the heart, joints, skin, lungs, blood vessels, liver, kidneys, and nervous system. Common initial and chronic complaints include fever, malaise, joint pains, myalgia, fatigue, and temporary loss of cognitive abilities.That description alone explains many of Jackson's more "quirky" (in a word) behaviors, as well as an addiction to pain medication. I am not sure if during an autopsy you can deduce death from SLE complications, but it should be looked into.

Also, I felt that Dr. Klein had no idea what he was talking about while you interviewed him two nights ago. I think he might have been one of many enablers and should be thoroughly investigated. Miko Brandon, claiming to be one of his best friends, has no knowledge of Michael Jackson's drug use? I find that hard to believe. This tragedy could have been avoided if people would have stepped in and forced Jackson to clean up his act (Janet and his two brothers may have tried, but they gave up too quickly in my opinion). This should be a lesson to all of us to act promptly when a person we love is in a downward spiral.


Alma Perkins   July 10th, 2009 3:57 pm ET

Larry Dr. Klein is the father of Michael daughter Paris
put a picture of Klein and Paris together and look at
their EARS then tell me what people think. THE EARS
PROVE HE IS THE DAD


liz   July 10th, 2009 3:58 pm ET

I just want to say that I love Michael Jackson and will forever love him no matter what the media says about him. I feel the media is not fair to him and not even now on his death all you talk about is his addiction to drugs. which I know is important and I also want to know about it and is important and I appreciate you bringing experts to your show to talk about it. but what about experts on his skin disorder VITILIGO which is really out there and is Real and people do suffer from this skin disorder. please be fair and also bring experts on this disease to your show because I just think is fair to also inform your viewers about something that Michael Jackson was highly critized.


Diane   July 10th, 2009 3:59 pm ET

Have you lost your sense of integrity Larry? Move on for goodness sakes before you lose all of your viewers. The whole world does not care about Michael Jackson.


Susan   July 10th, 2009 4:03 pm ET

Everyne knows that he had a drug problem. The only person who tried to help him was his sister, Janet. She saw how terrible he looked and sent for 2 of her brothers and when they went back to see him, he turned them away. That should have been a great bigt RED flag for the family.


Marie   July 10th, 2009 4:03 pm ET

Commenting back to people who ask, "how could Miko not know anything?"

Maybe, Miko is hiding that he knew something, but that's more than normal, he's his best friend, and we are the public.

But that's not my point. There are few different kinds of addicts – the functional, and the not functional, are two kinds. Some addicts, are much better at hiding it then others. It depends how they became an addict. Some do it as a cry for help, some do it to function comfortably. The second reason is what Jackson sounds like. -Years back, when I used substances, I could hide it amazingly well. I'm not proud of this, and it's scary, but just to let you know how far people can hide it – especially those of us who have outrageously high tolerances. I use to go to my professional job on ecstacy, or 5 tabs of acid, or 7 zolofts, just to name some instances. While on these chemicals, I could drive, work with children, have an intimate dinner with mature prude relatives, etc. What's more scary is that I could also turn off the use when I needed to. I could stay clean for when I need to go to the doctors, or have a meeting at work or something. I also always held down a job, a place to live, etc.
I was aware of how I appeared to the outside world. And there are many people in my intimate life who never knew I was on any of these chemicals – my mother for example, whom I lived with until I was 21, never knew I used drugs, and she saw me everyday. I abused substances for about 6 years, and there are people in my life for all this time who have no clue! Mind you I did have to get outside help to completely stop – in the form of NA and behavior therapy – but I CHOSE to do these things – no interventions.
Jackson was very sophisticated, ESPECIALLY if an addict does not want a friend to be disappointed in them, or try to stop them – you can appear as straight as a line! And as like Jackson, I am an accomplished member of the community, but I still scarily abused drugs. Perhaps if I had the enormous amount of pressures and income as Jackson, I could have been as bad as him.
So, addicts can go undetected by many or even all – it is an epidemic in our country. I personally think it stems from our lifestyle and pressures in our country and it grows from the pharmers!!! What a perfect pun!


peter   July 10th, 2009 4:07 pm ET

I hope he is buried by now & rest in peace, sweet man !....


jackie   July 10th, 2009 4:09 pm ET

alma...i agree with you. i posted that before...it's obvious.
but it doesn't really matter....michael was their "real" father...as the daughter stated "the best father" to her and her brothers.

but since it's out there...i just think the dr. owes it to the children to just admit it and get it over with so that the children can go on with their lives without all this constant speculation. otherwise - it will NOT go away....as it hasn't since the day they were born.
I do NOT think it is anyone's business but their own - but with the nature of our tabloid tv society - and the fact that they will not leave them alone - he should just admit it – – say he was happy to help a dear friend but has no interest in raising them and end the media circus around that. that would be it then – end of story.

maybe then - cnn can get back to reporting something worthwhile...like say...oh, i don't know....NEWS!!!???? (Cable NEWSSSSS Network?)


vicky   July 10th, 2009 4:10 pm ET

If calif. is so worred about the cost of Micheal Jackson Memorial Service. Then why don't they sell the Gold Memorial books to fans at a fair price instead of people sell them on ebay for a ton of money or selling ditigal download to people for a price. I know if I could buy one at a fair price I would. Plus I think that everone needs to get quite about mj and wait until all the facts are out. Leave the man alone quite dragging him through the mud let him rest in peace. Also leave his children alone with their grandmother and the jackson family.


karen   July 10th, 2009 4:10 pm ET

Michael Jackson deserves the utmost respect, appreciation and accolades for his talent, his contribution and his impact. The question we as a society should ask ourselves is why so many people need to worship celebrities as if they are god. The sad truth is that the pervasiveness of drug addiction in our culture reflects a society of lost souls trying to fill voids in their lives. Michael Jackson's struggles, despite his wealth, success and family love and support shows us just how difficult it is to hold on to one's soul in today's mad, mad world. May Michael's soul rest in peace.


Jahaira Maldonado   July 10th, 2009 4:12 pm ET

The life of Michael Jackson is private... and I don't know what are you looking with this coments or interview. Please leave RIP.


karen   July 10th, 2009 4:14 pm ET

I am sooo sick to my stomach that all this is comming out after he has left us !!!!!! It's really Unbelievable that every Dr is( now )saying they TRIED TO GET HIM TO STOP , THEY WARNED HIM ECT.....ECT..... THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE !!! THESE SO CALLED DR'S NEED TO FESS UP AND GO STRAIGHT TO (PRISON)!!!! I CAN NOT STOP MY TEARS OVER THIS WHOLE THING! I AM OUT OF MY MIND EVERY ONE INVOLVED SEEMS TO HAVE (NOT) DONE REALLY ANYTHING TO HELP MICHAEL AT ALL , SEEMS LIKE THE DR'S ARE ALL OUT FOR THE PWERFULL DOLLAR OF THE SITUATION !! IT'S PRETTY PATHETIC !! AND AS FAR AS THE PRESS SHOWING DAY AFTER DAY OF THE (OLD FOOTAGE ) FROM THE TRAIL PERIOD (YOU KNOW THE BLUE PAJAMAS EFFECT , THATS JUST CRAPPY!! THE PRESS JUST NEED STO LET HIM (R.I.P.) AND STOP THE CRAPPY FOOTAGE AND TO PROSECUTE PRETTY MUCH ALL WHO'M WERE AROUND HIM W/ THE TITLE (DOCTOR!!)


Zonya Reed   July 10th, 2009 4:14 pm ET

Larry,

I just want to say that I love Michael Jackson so very much! I feel so sad inside, my heart is so heavy. I cried so much until I about made myself sick!! Of course I'm grieving over his untimely death, but I also hurt for him about his life and how the media and others tried to tear him down. He was so misunderstood in this world...I only wish I could have met him and embraced him and let him know that I belived him, I never doubted him. If I could've met him and been his friend, I feel as though I could've helped him. I know he probably had friends, but I just feel like I could'v e made a difference in his life! But of course I didn't know the full severity of his pain until now. I have dreamed about him just about every night since his death, hearing his soft spoken voice in my dreams... I really need closure to his death, so I will know he's at peace. I had hoped that this all was a dream and I would wake up and it not be true and I had even hoped that this was just a hoax and he wanted to see the worlds reaction upon his demise!! But to no avail! I'm along others having to face this brutal truth..That Michael Jackson is really dead and there's nothing we can do to changed that!! In my heart, I don't think it was really his time to go, I think that he was probably given too high of a dose by accident of the method of sleep aid he used . It's so sad....Michael, sweetheart I am so sorry this happened to you. I know you loved life and you loved making us hapy with you music and your entertaining moves. I know you just wanted to sleep, so you could perform better..
May you rest in peace.... I will love you forever Your friend, Zonya Reed

Larry please send me a Memorial Program for my keep (352) 371-5873 please call me for the address. Thankyou very much


MJ4ever   July 10th, 2009 4:20 pm ET

Gary Chandler in Canada

MJ has done to for the benefit of humanity than you ever will. I have no doubt if there is a god and there is a heaven he is living happily there already. As for you, the hatred and jealousy you should in this thread alone you have no place in the kingdom of love and happiness.


mary-kay   July 10th, 2009 4:25 pm ET

It,s not such a shock that MJ had a addiction, what IS shocking is the amount. That IS manslaughter. One only has to listen to the song " comfortably numb" by Pink Floyd to make a doubter realize that entertainers and perscription,s go hand in hand. Miko knows more then he,s saying.. why have him on your show? his answer is always " not that I know of" was he another ' yes man?" how sad... with friends like that... who needs enemies?


Carolyn   July 10th, 2009 4:32 pm ET

I am sorry but mikko must have seen something. If he is as close to Michael as he said he was. You can really really see he is hiding something. But i do agree with him on one thing. Stop all this until the medical examiner makes a statement. If anyone has any compassion for those children Stop for those their sake.It really doesn't matter what Michael did in the past, He is dead and you can't bring him back. Let him rest in Peace. Hold all enablers accountable.


Shauna Connelly   July 10th, 2009 4:39 pm ET

I would like to know WHY in the world you people in the media will not let Michael rest in peace and now questioning the paternity over this CHILDREN?? No matter WHAT these were his CHILDREN!! It doent matter to his fans that loved him I may come from a little twon in Northern WAsh state, but why do you have to do this??? Leave the kids out of this!! they were nad are LOVED!! Do you not think that losing their FATHER so suddenly and at a young age will hurt them enough let alone when they hear, and they will that their paternity is being questioned and by people who have NO RIGHT to do so???? Shame on all of you! Debbie Rowe has time and time again stated Michael was a wonderful fatherand person.. Leave it alone it makes me sick. I hate what it wil do to those sweet kids!!! It seems the media should be looked into for huting these children my Child Protective Services.. That would be a FIRST!!!!! This family is close, it hsowed at the Memorial and you, Larry, were invited by them to sit where you did because they obviously TRUSTED you!! Keep the fans respect and refuse to report a bunch of GOSSIP!! And even if it were thruth WHO CARES Michael was their father! So what is Katherine is 79 years old!! She has enough people around her to help with the kids!! Let them grow up without all of this and without at least one person in the media on theor side.. I fsomehting were to happen to you,, would you want your child with Shauna to be questioned on the paternity?? Would you want your child to hear about it and be unable to ever look back thro archives on you and read a bunch of this??? And I cant believe Anderson Cooper would report on these issues either!! Nancy Grace yes, she has over the years made remarks about him and his charges that were upsetting,, and when he passes it is al over her show?? How honestly do you all sleep at night? and all tat dr Klein sadi was that at SOME point in his life he did donate Sperm!!! So of course he couldnt count himself out if indeed artificial insemination froma donor was used.( which I do NOT believe) So he was honest about that and DID nto admit anything.
You did so well and were so respectful at the interview with Jermaine at Neverland... Please do not let your show tarnish him any more.


sarah   July 10th, 2009 4:43 pm ET

Larry, i really like your coverage on death of Michael Jackson...But Why CNN is soo desperately pushing on whose the father of MJ kids, Please leave Michael kids alone, it doesn't matter whose the biological father is??? Michael was the devoted and loving father from the very first, the loves of his kids showed in his kids eyes.Have some respect for the Jackson family... I urge media Please do some positive covering, world really wants to know what let MJ to his death... How can this be prevented, so we won't loose another human famous or not famous to drug over dose, prescription related... Michael was great entertainer on the face of the earth, let him rest in peace, Michael you are and will be a legend forever ....


Shauna Connelly   July 10th, 2009 4:44 pm ET

Do the Media and all these Dr. s and nurses to the stars NOT HAVE TO ABIDE BY THE HIPPA LAW????????????? LEAVE M.J. ALONE AND ESPECIALLY HIS KIDS


Hilary Diffenthal   July 10th, 2009 4:46 pm ET

Miko Brando is a total joke. He's inarticulate and is covering up for Michael BIG TIME.
I can't understand why CNN thinks that he's necessary on Larry King, he adds nothing to the show.


Margie   July 10th, 2009 4:50 pm ET

It is clear now that Michael was estranged from his family. He had the money to “dangle” in front of staff and doctors to continue his drug addiction to pain killers and had the means to sabotage a badly needed intervention from his family.

After reading your article from Roger Friedman of Showbiz411’s I’m surprised that Michael’s dermatologist, Dr. Klein, even agreed to appear on Larry King Live considering most of the prescriptions were written by him. Dr. Klein must have been aware of that. Were the staff and “other” people who worked for Michael aware that Michael used their names to fill his prescriptions? Did Dr. Klein participate in that as well? How could any doctor morally and ethically write prescriptions under another person’s name knowing they were for someone else? It’s as I said, the money.

Hopefully this country is going to help curb this abuse from doctors and abusers by implementing a confidential national medical database where all doctors can collaborate and visibly see a patient’s on-goings/transactions.

Although Michael rightful earned his money, I just can’t imagine spending $48,000 a month, let alone to throw away on prescription drugs. It boggles the mind but I understand what the word addiction means. Here I am struggling to get by, attending college, praying everyday that me and my child won’t become homeless because I was laid-off from work like millions of others and I would have used that monstrous kind of money wisely yet I see highly paid people profiled on TV getting into trouble and just throwing their money away on frivolous "stuff".

Michael was a musical genius, phenomenal dancer and chorographer but most important a loving father. I’m sorry for the grief the family is going through. Such a waste to not see him live out his life to a rip old age surround by his children who love, adore and need him so much. He will be missed.

RIP Michael, we know you are singing with the choir of angels in Heaven.


Tanya Doyle   July 10th, 2009 4:55 pm ET

What about love and kindness?
As I read more about Michael Jackson and watched interviews, listened to his music and watched live concerts, it occured to me that many things are similar in my life and many other people's lifes, although on a much, much smaller scale. Because Michael Jachson was such an increadible genius everything got magnified enormously. Other people's jelousy, ill intentions, betrayal. It is interesting (in a painful kind of way) to learn about these events in his life and see your own situation, although in a smaller scale. His life not only brought the gigantic wealth of talent and music, positive energy and kindness, but also it exposed the ugly side of humanity. Taking for example such things like that boy with cancer, who was told by doctors that he had two weeks to live, if Michael Jackson would not meet that boy, if he would not let him live in his home, that boy would die. This is a fact that Michael Jackson saved this boy's life; maybe it was his incredibly kind energy and pure wish to help. Why nobody looks at this fact? The boy lived and recovered and than attacked like a poisonous snake. This happens probably to many people, this kind of thing happened to me too. Also, looking at Michael Jackson use of medication again remind me of my own situation, when you are accused of things you did not do and when people tell you very harsh things based on their wrong view and assumptions it hurts like hell, it is hard to deal with the situation, it is hard to deal with petrayal, with backstubbers, with those who only want something to take from you, something to ripp off you and then put you to dirt. I think many people could identify with Michael Jackson on such human things as pain of bulling and betrayel and backstabing.
I also went on medication after backstabing and betrayal and wrong accusations. I though I would die, I could not take it. But for Michael Jackson it was so much, much more bigger since he is such a mega star and much more at stake. He said in his song "Money" very well how people would do ANYTHING for money. How tabloids called him names – there are many stories of ordinary people who cannot take bullying at school for example, some even commit suicide. And what about that Bahrain shaikh who invited Michael Jackson and gave him some support and then sued him. That is totally backstabbing. This bahrain prince had alteriour motives, he wanted to promote his own songs and he demaned money back from Michael Jackson. How low is it? If you give help, if you are a friend, how could you go to court and demand your present back and demand to sing for you. How can you force to sing anyway? What about emotional pain Michael Jackson was going through? Too many backstubbers.
I think life of Michael Jackson exposed dirt and ugliness in human behaviour, It is as if Michael Jachson shown a light on greed and lust in these people who accused him, ill-treated him, called him names and sued him.
And maybe his frame of mind was beyond point of reference for most people. As a buddhist I can say that he was spiritually higher level human being, his level of kindness was higher than many, many people's, his enormous talent is the proof of that. Such genius cannot happen to someone who is narrow minded and low level spiritually and unkind in general. Michael Jackson's genius and talent and kindness was a result of his high spiriual level. That is why his energy at live concerts are just mind-blowing-away energy, it is so intence and so attractive. Why people say that he on purpose changed his skin colour, why is it difficult to understand that it was just happening by itself, maybe it is a message to all of us to stop looking at the colour of the skin. he turned white as a lily (as they say) just to teach us humans something. In a way the whole world is guilty of his death. People are too unkind to each other.
My favourite Michael Jackson' song is from his live concert "You are just another part of me'. It says alot about him as a human being. While watching I could feel pure love that he felt and it was his wish to give it.
From human history we can see that those who taught about love and kindness were always under attack. I don't make distinguish between religions and I think all religions are there to teach humanity, but as a buddhist I've read much about life of Buddha and alot of people were trying to accuse him of sexual things, and many people were trying to kill him.
What I am trying to say is that if you have this level of kindness and this level of energy that you can project to the world, there is always those who will try to put you to dirt, to accuse, to destroy...
Michael Jackson turned "lily white" just to show that his inner being is not touched by dirt in this world, he came out of it all like a white lotus in mud, untouched.
White lotus in Buddhism is a symbol, and as strange as it sound I feel that Michael Jackson became that symbol even without knowing it himself. He had no colour in him when he died because he went beyond all this colour thing, and by the way "white" people are not lily-white, they are kind of pink-beige and when they tan they are brown.
I love Michael Jackson for his positive energy and contribution to this world. I think people should see that he was very kind and his deeds speak for themselves, he also was very sensitive and that's why it was difficult to deal with bad people. Many people could relate to that.


Alexandre Gagnaire 5Thonon, France)   July 10th, 2009 5:16 pm ET

48.000 a month? That's not even what I will spend in medication during my entire life! Shame on the doctors who abused of the situation by giving thos amazing prescriptions and bills just because he was MJ... Their responsibility will haunt them for the rest of their life...

Mickael must be moonwalking with James Brown, Fred Astair and the Mime Marceau while Elvis plays the guitar. He gave all his life entertaining us, amazing and irreplaceable... Thank you Mickael!!


mm   July 10th, 2009 5:19 pm ET

I am confused here. If we are supposed to be protecting the public, then why do we have such lethal drugs?


Smiley   July 10th, 2009 5:20 pm ET

It's so very sad that after MJ has passed everyone wants to make him out of drug attic. Ok so sure enough the LAPD brought bags of medicine out of MJ's house, but lets think if most prescriptions still were full maybe didn't take every prescription that he got filled. Besides you could go in any persons house who suffer's from any illness, and find cabinets full of prescription medicine; so...does that there a drug attic too? Let's look at it like this if your mom or dad has high blood pressure or there a diabetic of course they will have alot of medicine would you want the law to say there drug attics to? I don't really think so. I believe they should just let MJ rest in peace and stop with the hear say and just wait for the test results to come back in!!!!!

R.I.P. MJ EVEN THOUGH THEY WON'T LET YOU....MUCH LOVE!!!!


Luiz   July 10th, 2009 5:33 pm ET

So tired and sick to see everybody trying to find someone to blame on Michael jackson death...I was thinking in a couple

facts that nobody is talking about.
I guess there are no one to blame but Michael jackson himself....for many many years he was always looking for

trouble...
I guess our love for the artist Michael jackson dont let us see the true...my point is: is there anyone else to blame

then Michael for his death??
I dont think so.....
He was a sick men locked in his on world....a world of fantasy... and for years many people did not want to belive on

that....
So here we are: trying to understand Michael Jackson the human being.. because the amazing artist Michael was, we know

very well...
I would like to talk a little bit of things people seems to forget...

Nobody killed Michael jackson...he did it himself....He did it long time ago... He was so rich and powerfull...he could

buy whatever he wanted...he could buy silence...he could buy people drugs and even his way out of any trouble he was

in...He Was Michael Jackson and nobody would question that...If you were one of many people around him and try to

question him...he would have you gone in a heart bit ....How many lawyers Michael Hired and Fired in the last 10 years??

Business associated ?? Best friends our whatever?? If you wanted to be part of the Fantastic Michael Jackson World...you

would have to play Michael Jackson rules...that the way it was....

When Michael Jackson got in trouble with the child molestation accusation many of his fans, friends and people around

him, rush to try to blame somebody else then Michael....It was not Michael`s fault: even when, Michael was the one

holding hands with a child saying to the whole world that was ok to share a bed with other kid...Nobody could prove if

he did it or not but, his strange life style, leaves a doubt; Was Michael a pedophile?

Michael'S Strange Life style and his Suddenly Death leaves a lot question without answer:

* Was Michael a RAcist?/ did he hated his on race??
* If he was not a racist: Why so many plastic surgery to look alike a Caucasian individual ?? I belive he had a skin

disease but I am not sure if that disease would make somebody turn from Black to white...What about the noise?? was that

necessary??
* If Michael was not a racist; why did he not used his on dna to have childrens?? It was never a secret that Michael

wanted to be a daddy ...but he wanted white kids... is there any doubt about that??

Everybody now have been talking about Michael"s Childrens....ok..let talk about it.

It was really heartbreaking see little Paris crying and saying how much Michael was a perfect daddy...how much she loves

him....no doubt he was a nice father. The question is: did we ever seen Michael crying on TV saying his parents were

the best parents in the world?? Not That I recall!!!....What I heard is, people who worked for Michael saying how much

he wanted his family way from him and his childrens...
I saw on TV people saying that Debbie Rowe was never present in the kids life...but who was, besides, Michael jackson??
You can see on pics...birthdays parties , christmas parties and many other events with Michael's Kids..there was nobody

else....No katarine jackson...no Debbie Rowe or any of Michael's family...maybe a couple Michael's friends.
Michael kept the kids only for himself...
People , after see the MJ's kid on tv with the jackson family says: Oh god..they seems so happy and confortable with the

jackson!!...its such a shame to take them away from the jackson family etc....What people forget is, when MJ died, the

kids went right wayto stay with the jackson..and after 12 days with them, of course they seem CONFORTABLE....12 days is

more then enought to make any kid confortable...the jackson family is the only one around them now....I am not sure if

Michael had his family around the kids before...
The only moments we saw MJ around his family was when he needed to show the world how 'normal" he was....and I guess we

already lerned how dysfunctional Michael's family were.

So its so NOT FAIR to say that DEBBIE ROWE is a stranger in the kids's life....who was not??
Nobody deserve to be jugde like that....we dont know the true and maybe we never will.

Maybe its time to Michael's childrens to know the true....the true can hurt but it can heal when times passes by...
Let them know they have a biological mother...maybe the only real conection they still have in this world...let them

know the true and deal with that...
Forget about the money....its time to bring those kids back to reality..give them a chance to a normal life.

We should stop judging people and try to understand the real reasons that takes someone do what we belive its not normal

or right....
Michael never had a normal life...and he made everybody else around him, part of that.
Lets forget a little bit about the Michael artist we loved so much and lets try to understand all the mess he left

behind.

People keep saying that Debbie sold the babys to Michael... the question is: if MJ did not want Debbie Rowe to be the

mother for his 2 first kids, why did he married her?? why he did not had the 2 first kids like he had blanket??
Michael was rich and money gives him power....what would have happened if she try to take the kids away from him?? did

somebody ever tought about that??
His money got him out of many troubles before....would not be hard to get him out of one more.
or maybe she made it for love...as a friend....maybe she wanted to see him happy....to make his dream to be a daddy come

true....
Love can make us do things we think would not to be possible...if you are human enough you should know that.
Maybe everything she had sayd: about she did not want the kids to call her mother etc..was just to make MJ happy...to

allowed him to keep the kids...so nobody ever would try to take those kids away from him....
Maybe she sacrifice herself to make MJ's dream real.... maybe that was the only way in the Michael Jackson crazy world

she found to makes MJ's dream come true....

Should we keep judging her?? is there anyone else to blame but Michael jackson for all that mess??

People say she is a monster for "sale" the kids to Michael...I dont belive she sold the kids...
even if she did, : it makes a person a monster to "sale" her own babies but Its makes Michael Jackson a "sant" for buy

it?? The guy did not even used his on dna to have the kids...if is there a monster...i guess we all know who he is...

Still time to fix part of that mess and allowed the kids to have a normal life.

Once again, I guess our love for the genius artist dont let us see the true.

My question is: The whole world talking about the MJ's kids right now: are they really concern about the kids future or
they only wanna see what else can we learn from Michael jackson crazy world??


karen   July 10th, 2009 5:45 pm ET

LARRY, I FEEL THAT(SO CALLED DR. KLEIN IS AKA (DR FEELGOOD )FOR THE RIGHT PRICE $$ & HE ASSISTED IN THE DEATH OF MICHAEL JACKSON I CAN'T WAIT TILL HE IS SENT FAR AWAY !!!! ALONG W/ HIS OLD BODY GAURD WHO TOLD TMZ HE WOULD DRIVE MICHAEL ALL OVER TO DIFFRENT PHARMACEYS FOR HIS STUFF !!!! THIS REALLY COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED !!!KAREN IN CARLSBAD CALIF 8583533061


norma birch   July 10th, 2009 5:46 pm ET

Please answer a question for me.Did Dr. Murray attend Michael Jackson's funeral? Your coverage of the memorial service was outstanding. -thankyou


Jean-Arizona   July 10th, 2009 5:49 pm ET

Maybe now we will all say ENOUGH of these enabling so called doctors-it's disgusting and has to stop. We are losing too many brillient people thru over use of drugs. I hope there is a special place in Hell for these so-called doctors.


GINA MAZZA   July 10th, 2009 6:09 pm ET

larry 2 questions...1) why didn't the doctor who lived with michael go to the hospital with him? and 2) where was michael found? on the bed or on the floor, as an EMT i know you cannot perform cpr on the bed.


Marianne Walker   July 10th, 2009 6:10 pm ET

Attention Law Makers, I sincerly hope now that Michael Jacksons death will change the laws giving family members the right to intervene an get the approiate medical/mental treatment one needs. The way the laws are now gives people who is of legal age, the right to slip through the system and continue harming thierselves. If Congress can understand that denial is a big factor in ones recovery, "WHY" can't they pass stricter laws that helps families protect and intervene in thier love ones life. Obviously, something is definetly wrong in this society when families has to sit back and watch thier loves one self-destruct.I guess when a person becomes the legal age of 18, Our love is suppose to "STOP." Wake-up AMERICA!


Linda from Oregon   July 10th, 2009 6:13 pm ET

Doctors need to pay the price for what they do to people and what they did to Michael Jackson. Years ago, I trusted a doctor who had me on 10mg of Xanax a day, which made me a walking zombie. It was hell getting off the drug. Shame on doctors who just want to scribble on paper and put one on medications instead of being the good doctor they should be when they took an oath to protect and heal people.


Linda from Oregon   July 10th, 2009 6:17 pm ET

Dr. Klein needs to get a life! He wants in on the fame by opening his mouth. Please quit talking about who the real father is of Prince, Paris, and Prince II. Michael is their father, whether real or not. You will hurt his children if you keep talking about this. Please, I am begging you to stop this kind of crap. And quit talking about Debbie and Michael having sex. Who cares? It is personal. My heart goes out to his children if they hear this crap.


Linda from Oregon   July 10th, 2009 6:20 pm ET

I feel that Miko Brando is the only person who has been on the show that has a heart. Let the toxicology stuff get released. Maybe Miko was not with MJ during his prescription taking. I don't think MJ would want anyone around while taking medications. I was a best friend to someone I never guessed was mis-using drugs, and I thought I knew everything about the person.


David Cline   July 10th, 2009 6:20 pm ET

Please!! Give it a break. All this MJ stuff is becoming very boring and it is starting to rub off on your great show.

Time to move on to things that are alive *imho*


Linda from Oregon   July 10th, 2009 6:21 pm ET

With all the stress and emotional hurt that Michael went through in his life, I am not surprised that he had so much Xanax. Doctors are enablers and should not have provided the medications, and neither should his entourage!


Shirley Mitchell   July 10th, 2009 6:24 pm ET

I can not beliieve that Dr.Klien would prescribe medication to Michael Jackson when he knew he went through rehab to treat his addiction. Surely with all his experience he clained he knew on addiction, he should have known that giving any addict drugs is just reawakening their addiction. As a health proffesional, I would never condone or even think of giving any sort of mood altering drug to an addict. There are other methods to help with pain relief and in acute situations the addict should be hospitalized and put under the care of an addictionologist who is experienced in this field. All MJ's doctors had to know he had treatment for his addiction. This was public knowledge...I sounds like enabling in order to gain financially. I thought doctors were supposed to do no harm...Unethical sounding to me...Shame on all of those doctors.


Gracie   July 10th, 2009 6:26 pm ET

Michael Jackson is gone. He left us a legacy that will live forever. Why do we need to listen to tabloid journalist/AKA/Nancy Grace, for example, pound on conjecture put out by the dysfunctional LAPD. They are pointing a finger at a dead man while attempting to overcome all the errors in their past. If MJ was taking all these drugs at night, how is it possible for him to be molesting sick children. Don't forget how careful he was about germs. None of this made sense to me then or now. He was simply a boy without a childhood, a boy who had a sleeping disorder. He needed help and from what we actually do know, he got it from the wrong people. Nancy Grace has told lies, remember Richard Ricci in the Elizabeth Smart case. Grace said he was guilty as sin of that crime. She was wrong, but she never admitted it and that is not the only time. LAPD, remember OJ, we haven't. Back off and stop trashing this man's memory, you did enough to him during his life. He gave the world so much, let the truth of that be his legacy, not lies and rumors for the sake of ratings. If you want to go after the doctors, then do it for what they did wrong.


Luiz   July 10th, 2009 6:31 pm ET

As I sayd before....now everybody is trying to find someone to blame for Michael's death...please, wake up people!!! Michael is the only one to Blame....
I dont belive Dr. Klein need Michael


Luiz   July 10th, 2009 6:31 pm ET

As I sayd before....now everybody is trying to find someone to blame for Michael's death...please, wake up people!!! Michael is the only one to Blame....
I dont belive Dr. Klein need Michael


Luiz   July 10th, 2009 6:40 pm ET

As I sayd before….now everybody is trying to find someone to blame for Michael’s death…please, wake up people!!! Michael is the only one to Blame….
I dont belive Dr. Klein need Michael's money AT ALL!!!
Dr. Klein is one of the most famous doctors for celebraties in United States... do a Research and you will find out how rich he is....Dont belive at all he would risk his career to supply Michaels with drugs....
If you guys dont know, Dr.Klein was one of the Michael's doctor trying to do a intervention on MJ's drug abuse....untill anything could be proved, we shoul stopp judging people....Its not fair!!! Can you guys not see that Michael was a MESS???


Jeff   July 10th, 2009 6:40 pm ET

He's still the greatest ,although it is ashame knowone around him helped save his life. What a waste.


T Mitchell   July 10th, 2009 6:41 pm ET

Here's another great example of how traditional tabloids are out reporting CNN and the rest. Why?
Because they actually DO the research and not rehash the same stuff over and over and over again – AND – are focusing on what is important – NOT the paternity and NOT the presecription drugs – but the DOCTOR.

point blank – – the doctor – the lone doctor who was with michael administering diprivan - which can ONLY be administered with an IV.
He didn't pop a pill and die - he was given an IV Drip and died.
Guess who was there administered it?

Also - Dr. Conrad Murray's OWN attorneys state that the doctor was administering CPR before medics arrived and acknowledged that it was a full 30 minutes before the paramedics were even called.
We ALL heard the 911 call – – Michael was STILL on the bed and then moved (you can hear the security guard say "okay" after he was instructed to have MJ moved from the bed to the floor).
That means that quack doctor was administering CPR for nearly a full 30-minutes before the medics were even called.

Also - he was deeply in debt.
Michael was insistent this doc accompany him on the tour - so you know they had some agreement worked out.
Michael would NOT have hired him unless the doctor agreed to doing what the other doc did during the last tour - give him Diprivan.

Now here's what CNN is NOT reporting that the TABLOIDS are (through proper research readily available of LEGAL documents filed in COURT - do your homework CNN - stop doing the same speculation CRAP night after night!)
Read the following – -and decide whether the doctor had motivation to abandon his family and practice to hit the road with MJ – doing what he wanted – but had an medical and ethical obligation NOT to do:
I, for one, am DONE with CNN and their lazy, effortless shameful speculative shows terribly disguised as reporting and journalism:

(Source: MSN's Wonderwall)
While Murray's medical record appears clear of disciplinary actions, records suggest a bumpy personal and financial history.

A Las Vegas judge recently rejected extending a temporary protection order he had against a woman who filed a paternity case against him in May 2007, according to court records. The case is sealed in Clark

County family court.

Over the last 18 months, Murray's Nevada medical practice, Global Cardiovascular Associates, has been slapped with more than $400,000 in court judgments: $228,000 to Citicorp Vendor Finance Inc.; $71,000 to an education loan company; and $135,000 to a leasing company.

He faces at least two other pending cases.

Court records show Murray was hit last December with a nearly $3,700 judgment for failure to pay child support in San Diego, and had his wages garnished the same month for almost $1,500 by a credit card company. Another credit card claim for more than $1,100 filed in April remains open.

He also owes $940 in fines and penalties for driving with an expired license plate and for not having proof of insurance in 2000.


T Mitchell   July 10th, 2009 6:48 pm ET

just one more thing:
Why isn't LKL taking about the doctor?

Is that Larry's heart doctor, too?

Why aren't they focusing on the REAL story?

It's bizarre how they are ignoring this, to say the least.

(Meanwhile - doc is out gallivanting around in the Carribean promoting Red Bull.....while everyone else is mourning MJ's passing. kinda strange, don't cha think?)

And, I meant to say he was administering cpr to mj on the BED for a full 30-minutes before the medics were even called – not like it was just a few minutes.
That's a long time to be doing it incorrectly. Even if he was using the "hand behind the back" technique - if it wasn't working after the first few minutes - what medical person in their right mind wouldn't then automatically move the patient to a hard surface.
That's BS....he was doing something else - and it was NOT cpr!!!! 😦


Nikki   July 10th, 2009 6:54 pm ET

I feel like 99% of what is being said is bull. I agree with what "Jackie" said regarding the one doctor and the Diprivan. It seems consistent to say that Michael was administered Diprivan because of severe insomnia, and there is no way, absolutely no way that Michael could haven given himself Diprivan. He did not commit suicide, he did not put himself to sleep with Diprivan and then it magically turn off. This Dr. Conrad Murray didn't even know to get Michael off the bed to perform CPR yet he is supposedly a cardiologist? What about Neil Ratner, the one who probably started Michael on the Diprivan to begin with? What about Arnold Klein and all the numerous trips to his office? I think instead of reporting about how Michael is or isn't an addict, let's go after these so-called doctors who obviously don't give a rat's ass about the Hippocratic Oath, or someone's life for that matter. Michael Jackson was ripped away from his family and children due to malicious lies and medical manslaughter, and that is a fact.


remy   July 10th, 2009 6:57 pm ET

Dr Klein's interview turned out to be bogus
althought a well versed,highly respected doctor
now it turns out that he is one of the many legalized drug pusher who prescribed most of the 48k a month habits of MJ.
Another shady character is Brando's son who has a history of also being once a big time addict
and I am sure one of MJ's front line "yes man".
What is scary is if you see the facial features of both of these men,
Klein has the same beady eyes as MJ's oldest son
and the youngest boy looks like a mini version of Brando's son.
I would be mortified to hear that these rumours are true and sadly it does not say much about MJ either for choosing these two men to father his children especially if these two main enablers end up in jail.
And now Joe Jackson wants to be a part of the children's life;
he is the first one before any of the MJ's enablers that should be thrown in jail to never come out.
Personally I would think that the kids would be better off with Janet especially since she was the sibbling that was the closest to Michael.


Matthew   July 10th, 2009 7:05 pm ET

MJ tried to create an unforgettably part in his time. surely, he archived it by uttering his original being because he had the resources.
It is too late for him to stop when he had to, so he needed to keep the ball rolling. May his legendary soul rest in perfect peace.


Nikki   July 10th, 2009 7:10 pm ET

Some people don't seem to think the cause of death matters. So, ask yourself, do you at least think JUSTICE should be served? Would YOU want someone in your family, your son, your daughter, your father or mother, would you want this happening to them when it could have been prevented? When doctors KNEW better yet insisted on committing malpractice? I am so sick and tired of seeing how people put blame on Michael for so many things, saying it was his fault, he was looking for this and that, etc. I am so tired of people trying to disgrace his name, slandering it even. It all started with the child molestation accusations that I firmly believe were false, that he was found not guilty of, and in death, people are now trying to blame him for his death when it simply shouldn't be. He was in a lot of emotional and physical pain, he had a lot of anxiety, and had a lot of people that fed off of his problems, and instead of helping him, they killed him for the sake of personal gain. I will never, ever believe that Michael took these medications to "get high". He took them to try and take the pain away or the anxiety away or to simply put him to sleep for 8 hours, he didn't realize how one's body builds tolerance not matter who you are, and how one's body begins to need more and more to create the needed effect, how dangerous these drugs can really be, especially when he has people telling him one thing and then others telling him they are safe. He had legitimate health problems that would have required the use of these drugs (other than the Diprivan)! But he had these doctors plaguing him, leeching off of him who ultimately killed him. In essence, they brainwashed him. And killers, doctors or not, deserve to be punished. Michael's name needs to be cleared once and for all, finally.


Venus   July 10th, 2009 7:17 pm ET

Until you walk miles in my shoes....

Thank you to those who have a carring heart and respect for Michael Jackson.
Is any of us perfect..? The answer is NO.

Why can't we respect this precious soul and let him rest in peace?

There is nothing strange about Michael Jackson..that is true. He was a human being like all of us. He just happened to be more precious than many,....in many ways...!!!

For those who like to jump and judge...Please take a good look at yourself and ask what can you do, or, what did you do to contribute to this world..?

May you rest in peace Michael. You will always be loved ...


Cookla   July 10th, 2009 7:18 pm ET

So sad when we rely on doctor's for help yet they turn the famous and normal people into drug addict's start's with painkiller's MJ started that way wasn't enough for him yet these doctor's look to make an extra buck and keep giving more and more they are suppose to help heal our pain refuse to take responsibility for there action's money talk's with drug dealer's that is what they are how many times have we heard somebody famous has died because of drug abuse leaving Famlies in debt and not forgetting there grieve they have to live with loosing a loved one when will it end MJ complained about his life wasn't happy why didn't somebody HELP him all those people around him and yet they turned a blind eye why he was too busy making them happy spending all his money and now his Life is over.
Cookla.


Mike   July 10th, 2009 7:22 pm ET

I know Miko Brando is the great Marlon's son, but so very many people have talked about all of the enablers around Michael Jackson, and his fleet of "yes" men. Well, Miko, which even he states is/was on MJ's payroll NEVER states anything wrong in MJ's life, after listening to him Michael must certainly been a choir boy or saint. But with 5oK a year from the pharmacy that is owed over 100K for a two year period, one would think, that maybe a true friend might just know something about a possible habit. If I had a friend or family that was taking this many drugs, prescription or not, I may have a least one time while visiting noticed the tractor trailer pulling in with medicine. The talk about enablers, might actually show Miko's picture in the dictionary. all he ever says is that he was not aware of this or that, and how Michael was just a great human being. I would stick up for a friend also, but I think Miko may be taking it a bit too far. Larry, please start pressing him a little more, and don't just move on to the next quest or question.


Cindy   July 10th, 2009 7:29 pm ET

Come on America. I'm betting that the police, FDA or any official could go into nearly every home in America who have residents who are 50 years of age or older or even younger and find bags upon bags of prescriptions drugs that we must take for various medical conditions. I know that our cabinet and drawers are full and I'm betting so are yours. Does that make us all drug addicts? I think not. Many of these drugs may be literally keeping us alive. I will bet that even Larry King himself takes prescription drugs for his health. I myself have chronic MRSA, no autoimmune system from a rare bacterial infection I contracted 7 years ago, cancer, vitiligo, migraines, medication for my heart after several heart attacks, and a whole myriad of illnesses due mostly to my immune system destruction ( no I do NOT have aids), there are other ways your immune system can be destroyed, and that doesn't even mention my husband who also suffers from a skin condition, heart condition, stomach problems and I'm betting that millions of Americans have more than one illness or medical condition. We are not all addicts! Michael Jackson had back problems, leg problems from a previous bad break, lupus, vitiligo and who else knows what he suffered from legitimately. As of yet, the coroners report isn't in so there is no definitive proof he was an addict. Now did Michael maybe make some bad choices sure maybe he did as far as his desperation for some sleep. Through history many of our defined great brains and extremely talented poets, authors, artists, doctors, mathemeticians and other great brains and talents suffered from sleep disorders because their brains were so busy all the time in what you might call over drive because of their brilliance. So who are we to judge anyone. When undeniable proof is given that Michael was indeed an addict or a victim of enablers we need to wait to judge him until the undisputable proof is in. Everything up to now has been strictly speculations and many of these so called interviews and sources are merely people that want to make a quick buck off the death of a celebrity so will tell the media anything just to make that quick buck.
So please we must all try and stop all this circus and speculation until there is absolute unquestionable proof. In the end Michael was still one of the greatest entertainers who ever lived and one of the greatest humanitarians. Let's try to remember the good in a person instead of concentrating on the faults.


Doris   July 10th, 2009 7:37 pm ET

Larry ,, I have decided that Dr. Kline is the Father of Paris ,, and that Mika
Brando is the Father of the other two. Just my idea , but I dont think Im too far wrong.


Angela   July 10th, 2009 7:44 pm ET

There is something very wrong about dermatologist Dr. Klein. He seems a very unsavory character. I hope that he is investigated. There is also something very wrong about him doing plastic surgery and prescribing drugs for depression treatment. I mean how many hats can this man wear? I think 48K of medicine a month is excessive. One has to look at what the doctor was calling himself doing. Clearly there is a problem with ethics as well. Dr. Klein should not have been on any tv show talking about the private medical conditions of any patient as he did Michael Jackson. If I were among his clients I would be quite disturbed. Also it seems he was a bit too close into Michael Jackson's life where was the professional distance? On Michael Jackson's Children, they look biracial. That is to say all three of the children look like Michael Jackson in their features. Many biracial children are quite fair and their hair can be light as well. Debbie Rowe was not a true wife but a paid surrogate. Do wives get paid 8+million dollars to have children? Do wives state that they "rented out their wombs" to their husbands? Please give me a break. She is not a surviving spouse. This woman made a business arrangement. Now she wants the children too. She is not entitled to Michael Jackson's Children in any way. Surrogates do not get to keep the children and the money they were paid. Nor do they get visitation. At this point she is simply trying to get more financial gain...Michael Jackson's Children need to be together with their grandmother and nanny. Debbie Rowe needs to find a new way to make a living. Or at least a new family to make a living from.


JayRock   July 10th, 2009 7:45 pm ET

Dear Larry, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE COVER SOMEONE ELSE you have been covering MJ for 13 days! Please Larry give it a rest.


clara elton sharp   July 10th, 2009 7:48 pm ET

to Chris Holmes from Seattle: You hit it right on! Some doctors will give patients, especially celebrities, whatever they want. And their peers criticize them by gossiping about them, but they never confront them or hold then accountable. You are right. They are drug dealers and prostitutes, grabbing any money they can, without any conscious or sense of ethics.
I wish the media would stop sensationalizing his death. It is very disrespectful to his memory of greatness, and very inconsiderate to his family, who desperately need peace and privacy. Some of these subjects are unnecessary and invasive. Dr Klein for one is violating the privacy law. How dare he get on there and suggest that he might be those poor kids bio father. what does that matter. He's no prize. Michael was a devoted father who taught those precios children well.
The biggest issue in my opinion is that a number of doctors should be punished for MJ's death.
I love you Michael. I know you are at peace now.


Doris   July 10th, 2009 7:50 pm ET

this is getting good .. we must have D.N.A. now ,, I want to know the truth ,, as do a lot of people .yep! Dr.Kline & Miko are the fathers!


Susan   July 10th, 2009 7:53 pm ET

It is truly sad that MJ's drug use/abuse reached the level that it did, but he did not get there on his own. RX drugs are VERY difficult for the average person to get, if they have a reputable physician. Personally, my record for NO sleep, is 11 days. It is something I wouldn't wish on anyone. You reach a point where you'll do anything...just to sleep. Sleep deprivation is a long known torture technique. My concern is that we will deprive folks who are truly, & genuinely in need of pain management meds, because of this event. As I have said before, 7 say again...there will always be people who abuse, there will always be MD's without ethics, and the two shall ever meet. Don't punish those who truly need, and use their meds prudently.


KAREN CARLSBAD CALIF   July 10th, 2009 8:20 pm ET

LARRY, WE REALLY WILL NEVER KNOW THE SCOPE OF THIS ORDEAL , CAUSE NOW(ALL) THE PEAPLE AROUND MICHAEL SEEM TO SAY THIS & THAT , WE DO NOT KNOW (WHO) IS TELLING THE TRUTH??HOW DO WE REALLY KNOW IF MICHAEL WAS AN ADDICT OR DID THESE PEAPLE KEEP HIM ON ALL OF THIS STUFF , SUCH AS THEY DID WITH (ANNANICOLE) HOWARD KEPT HER MESSED UP ALL THE TIME &NEVER REALLY LEFT HER (ALONE) W/ OTHERS /CAUSE HE KNEW SOME ONE WOULD FIGURE THIS OUT!!I FEEL SOOOO SICK I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW HIS FAMILY MUST I FEEL;IFEEL BAD FOR ALL OF THE JACKSONS AND I FEEL THE CHILDREN BELONG W/ THE JACKSONS


Tina   July 10th, 2009 8:35 pm ET

I'm tired of hearing what Michael Jackson took several years ago. People get help, and his dermatologist said he went to London and got off the drugs. Can we stick to what he was doing recently and not in 2002 or 2004? The toxicology reports will tell us what was happening when he died when they are released. Many people, say many things, if it will get them in the news. And keep in mind, they took the paycheck, or pretended to be his friend, didn't they? That speaks directly to their character.


Mireille from Montréal   July 10th, 2009 8:56 pm ET

About Michael Jackson. Doesn't anybody find it odd that Miko Brando, supposedly MJ best friend, knows nothing about nothing!!! What's he doing on LKL apart from saying " I have no idea, I don't know or I wasn't there. Please Larry can't you find somebody a little bite more reliable???


Rose   July 10th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Larry, who is MIKO BRANDO? Until the death of Michael Jackson we've never heard of him. If there was a bond there of some kind, that may have outweighed the friendship that formed as a result of Michael's relationship with Marlon Brando, then he should have known something was not quite right. Miko is not above recognizing the signs of someone who is abusing drugs or who may have had other debilitating issues. Didn’t he have a brother who used LSD, was abusive, and who ultimately committed murder? He should have seen the tell-tale signs..., he could have helped. But no, now he just wants to flaunt their relationship (he and Michael’s) – probably only to write a book and make money off of his so-called friend’s passing. Sorry if this comes across as offensive, but someone had to say it.


Theresa in Toronto   July 10th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

I'm watching all this doctor drug supplier inference, has anyone looked into internet purchases of some of these drugs, probably not the diprivan, but xanax is available online without prescription. These are readily available, again WITHOUT PRESCRIPTION. They come from all over the world..India, New Zealand, etc.


Toni Donart   July 10th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

How did Michael Jackson the 5 hour insurance testing with flying colors.....wouldn't there be some drugs in his system, or needle marks??


MONA   July 10th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

M.J. needed the kind of love that fans can't give him.Someone who would be honest with him without selfish motives, and who would tell him the truth about the path he was on. What a talent wasted.


Toni Donart   July 10th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

How did Michael Jackson pass the 5 hour insurance test with flying colors?? Wouldn't needle marks and drugs show up??


Julia   July 10th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

Jackson family has no DNA connection to the kids...Rowe DOES


Julie   July 10th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

why is everyone so upset about MJS drug use he was grown man and he took what he wanted to take. there are doctors in my community that will give you what you want and nobody ever questions them!!!


gmoney   July 10th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Michael was missing love and attention. Plus he was struggling with the allegations about the sexual molestation cases.Like his brother Marlon said at the memorial on Tuesday, how much more can a man take. I'm going to miss Michael and really hate that he had to leave us this way. RIP Michael.


Joanna from CT   July 10th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

It's terrible; I can't believe MJ died. There was a doctor right there! In the house! This "foul play" thing is ticking me off. Why Michael Jackson of all people? The greatest entertainer on the planet. And about the children. I really hope they get to stay with the Jackson family. Isn't that what Michael wanted anyway? They would be much better off with them other than with Rowe, in my oppinion.


Andria   July 10th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

We don't know for certain that MJ was taking 30-40 Xanax pills at a time. It would be wise to wait for the toxicology report rather than speculating. I highly doubt the former employees were counting.


Yelena   July 10th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

..this is really going to be ongoing and I pray to God Michael will be in peace soon after not having any in real life...His family and all the fans around the world need to know what led to this sudden tragic death though, so I pray now that they can track down all those "doctors" who would give such prescriptions to Michael and face the music! Im happy to see this is taken very seriously. I pray that we'll one day find the cause to this and if one (or more) people were involved in causing (intentionally or not) Michael's death.
You will never ever be forgotten Michael, the one, the only, true King of Pop and greatest humanitarian the world ever known, with the gentlest soul!

All my love, always!


Kathryn Stone   July 10th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Michael complained of having discomfort the night prior to his death
Why was he not admitted to the hospital if this Doctor Murray, was obviously waking him up and putting him to sleep.


Luiz   July 10th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

I dont Agree with Angela....I think you dont know much then the tabloides you Read... If DEBBIE was a surrogate mother....why would Michael Jackson marrie her??? He could have had the kids the same way he had Blanket.....have you ever stopp to think that the 8 millions or whatever Debbie got was a divorce settlement ??? We dont know what was the deal....so I dont think its fair we speculate about that....She knew MJ at least 18 years before she had the first child....have you stop to think about that?? once again....stopp trying to find someone to blame: when MJ is the one to be blamed.....He made everybody around HIM part of his freak CIRCUS LIFE.


w brown   July 10th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Why is it necessary to ask the SAME questions about the SAME subject EVERY night????How many people have to tell Mr.King that nothing can happen untill all of the drug reports are back!!
Perhaps it's time to do a show on memory loss in the later years of life and get Mr. King some help or a new producer.


dee   July 10th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

It's shame how when Michael was at his lowest noone seemed to have helped him. It's sad the world we live in. R.I.P Michael God love you more.


sonya   July 10th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Please leave MJ alone as he onced asked us to do in a song, this is all speculation and just craziness to keep asking people what they think. Who cares; I just want his kids to be happy, healthy and surrouned with a lot of love. At the end of the day that is all that matters.


Theresa in Toronto   July 10th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Joe Jackson disgusts me, he looks like he's having a blast at these things, I havent seen one bit of sorrow from that creep. I think all he's seeing is $$ signs, somehow.


Maxine   July 10th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

somehow, no one talked about the drug, milk-of-anesthesia until that nurse brought it up on CNN and the next day the press is allover it and even stated that it was found in Michael Jackson's house a couple of days after he died. That nurse knows more than she is letting on. I felt a chill the first time I heard her on Campbell Brown, and then I saw her on Larry King and AC360 this woman needs to be checked out thoroughly.

Never trust a fired employee, and people who only see dollar bills.


Jolanda   July 10th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Michael wouldn't get addicted if a good docter guided him from the beginning. They probably told him it wasn't a problem. He was a good man.


Lisa   July 10th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Whether Michael died from a pill overdose or a IV drip, the Dr. or Dr's involved "must" be held accountable.


Felisicia   July 10th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Wouldn't it be nice if Michael Jackson could just finally have peace?


Jolanda   July 10th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Don't point to other docters, you see when someone is addicted. If you're a good docter.


marie   July 10th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

may michael soul rest in peace, no matter what the world still loves him very much.


James31   July 10th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

DORIS===Are Angelina and Madonna ashamed of being white since have adopted non-white children. Give the man a break.


jordan   July 10th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

The media has turned around the words of joseph jackson about the kids he was asked if he thought the kids would be in the business he simply stated what many other parents or anyone would say. That Paris talks about it and Blanket can dance


Maxine   July 10th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Dear Larry,

A couple of people posted that Miko, Michael friend is not saying any thing, and he should not be on your show, friends do not blast friends, why come out in public and talk trash on your friend or family especially in death and more than likely he is telling the thruth.


Sally   July 10th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

I agree about Miko Brando. Something is not right here. My first thought is he was an enabler of Michael's drug use.

More, I do not understand how Joe Jackson can be participating in a Memorial for his son in Indiana with that silly laugh/smile on his face. It has been less than 2 weeks since his son died. Where is his grief. My sister died a slightly similar death at a much younger age and my mother certainly was not laughing and greeting people in such a fashion.


Yelena   July 10th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

The children do NOT need to know if Michael was their biological father or not, with the only exception and that is if THEY want to find out for themselves when they grow up. It is RIDICULOUS and HURTFUL to hear that after Michael's death people want to know who the real father was...you wanna know what makes someone a real father??? its the person who has tiredlessly has taken for the children since birth, day in and day out and they loved him so dearly , like we recently heard form Paris herself during the memorial. THAT is the real father, MIchael Jackson is!!
And I really really hope Debbie Rowe does not get teh chldren. whatever her intentions were when she gave full custody to Michael, or what they are now, she has NOT been around them, Michale has been the father AND the mother to these kids and the Jackson family is such loving family with so much love and support to give to these kids. I truly hope they can stay with teh family, especially since they shouldnt be separated and the courts will not do that


James31   July 10th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

JORDAN–well said.


Pamela   July 10th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Hello, I am a MJ fan he is like family to me i grew up with him in spirit as well as my family from Charleston SC, I feel like the Media has a lot of stories out there to play with instead of playing with the legend MJ i feel the more negative info they can obtain to keep something going in the media is disqusting. Let MJ R.I.P please the family has to endure enough and MJ had to endure all the media mess while he lived my God let it go and try to find the individual or individuals who took part in the negative areas of his untimely death. My love and prayers go out to the friends and family as well as fans of Micheal Jackson.


andrea   July 10th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

I feel saddened by this hometown salute because it seems many are just using it as a means of their own personal publicity!


keisha   July 10th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

I wish that we where there for him when he needed us, be strong Jackson family


Rhonda W   July 10th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I am hurt and deeply saddened by Michael Jackson’s sudden death. It isn’t only a loss for his family, friends, and those in the entertainment industry that has worked with him or knew him, but for millions of fans worldwide who’d admired his craft for years. I feel I have lost someone close to me. Rest in peace Michael!


Elizabeth G   July 10th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

It is so sad for a good person as Michael was to die this early, but one thing Valerie, Michael received help several times and refused it. He was expressing pain and anguish he could not change physically, but he changed the world thru his musics, I will always love him.


Yelena (ottawa, canada)   July 10th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I tuned in tonight to watch Larry King LIve, only to hear same things being talked about, perhaps only in different wording...why not focus on something more important now since we wont get the tox reports for another two weeks???? why not do a "remembering michael and his music and his many humanitarian efforts" type of show???? does everyone know how much money Michael gave away throughout his life to charities and sick children?? does everyone know how much effort and his heart and soul he put into all that humanitarian work??? most people dont even know that he even broke the record for an artist who was supporting biggest number of charities....now THAT is somethign to talk about, something that needs to be talked about!!!!

MIchael NEVER was treated fairly ..i hope he now has his peace..No one will ever take your place Michale, rest in peace!!
I love you so much!!


Paul Radkowski   July 10th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Michael Jackson- Addicted to Fame?

Michael Jackson, the “Man in the Mirror.” Yet who was the man in the mirror? Is it possible that Michael’s negative perception of himself resulted in what appears to be an addiction to plastic surgery along with a need to “use to soothe” through excessive shopping and prescription drugs with alleged use of Oxycontin, Demerol and Xanax? Did the pressure of fame result in extreme anxiety resulting in odd extreme and questionable behaviour, disordered eating and a need to withdraw from those around him?

Michael Jackson, a talent globally admired, yet a man profoundly troubled, with a deep internal struggle that he never figured out how to address in a healthy way. Even some of the most famous icons struggle with self esteem, trauma, destructive core beliefs of “not being good enough”. Often as a result of these beliefs, some of the so called “most beautiful”, talented, wealthy and most successful icons become addicted to fame and will go to desperate measures to remain in the limelight. These issues often lead to other addictions.

Beauty, talent, fame and one’s net worth have nothing to do with self-worth. Remember, your self-worth is not up for grabs!

Our past impacts us, but it doesn’t have to define us. We all have a choice. There is hope.


Luiz   July 10th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

of course that crap: (Joe jackson) can wait to put his hands on MJ's money....that was what he wanted from MJ all his life but Mj never gave him....now he got a chance....not only he is going to put his hands on Michael's money but also on michael's childrens....
He said he and katarine is the only one who can give those kids a good education.... katarine for many years sit back and watch Joe jackson abuse Michael....does it makes her a sant? I dont think so...she is 80 years old....what happens if she die?? Who will take care of those kids?? Diana Ross?? the one who probably never met the kids?? janet or one of the brothers who Michael loves so much to dont leave them a peny of his money??
It is sad to see that, even dead Michael still makes trouble....
He could have done the right thing.... but he did not.
He was selfish....never alloweing nobody to help him....he is the one to blame for all that mess....for many years he has been looking for trouble... I dont feel sorry for him....I feel sorry for his kids all everybody else in trouble because of him.


Barbara   July 10th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Rowe should never get the kids she took money ,now she wants to be a Mom.


Ruth K   July 10th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Let God be the judge and probe no further. Just appreciate the gift
of his special genius.


Cindy O   July 10th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

An addict is always in denial. The drugs took over the Michael we knew and loved. Everyone knows how much he loved his 3 children and he would have never left them. There is no way to rationalize with an addict unless he is sober.An addict is selfish and only cares about getting his drug of choice.


Elizabeth G   July 10th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Luiz, maybe as messy as Klien or whoever that dermatologist is, who can not answer one straight question. Michael was not messy, guys like you are forgetting to know that there people all over the world like Michael, if you had a son like Michael in behaviour, you would have being quiet about calling him messy name.


Phyllis   July 10th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

MJ, 50yr old ADULT, MJ obtained drugs legally from Drs., unethical maybe, responsible for his death, No, MJ was responsible. Let him RIP.


Nancy   July 10th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

I love Michael It is so sad the way he died I thank GOD he was here.Michael had so many Gifts writing,singing, dancing.I love to hear him sing and watch him dance.No one can ever fill his shoes,Michael left his footprints on our hearts and his voice,his songs in our souls.ENDLESS LOVE for him


Michael   July 10th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

I have been a fan of Michael and his brothers for 30 yrs,at least and I will honestly say that they as well as others, are among my earliest musical inspirations and I just wanted to tell Michael and his brothers thanks.


Vicki   July 10th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

If Michael were still here... he would say "You wanna be starting something?" "The way you make me feel" is as easy as "ABC", he would tell his ex-wife Debra that she is "Off the Wall" and to "Beat it", He would tell his father that he makes him want to "Scream", he would tell Paris, the "Girl is Mine" and she sure is a "Pretty Young Thing" , he would tell his boys, "don't stop till you get enough" and he would tell his brothers, "you are not alone" to lean on each other for strength. He would tell his mother, you really are "the lovely one" and thank her for saying, "i'll be there" for his kids, he would tell the media, to look at "the man in the mirror" whether you are "Black or White" to please stop being "Bad" and please just "leave me alone". To the world he woud say, "We are the world" and "remember the time" My life there was a "Thriller" and just remember I just "can't stop loving you". If Michael were still here..........


Christiane   July 10th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Nothing of what's being said about Michael Jackson will change my feelings for him. He was and will always be the greatest singer, dancer and entertainer of all times, the records he broke will never be broken again because there isn't another MJ in this world.
I don't care a bit if he took or didn't take drugs.
I love you MJ ,you were part of my life since I was a little girl, now I am 44 and you will always be here with me.


jackie   July 10th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

It seems that mj had aserious problem. Not that he chose to do this, its an addiction..a diease. Why didn't anyone do something about it ???? If mj had a sleeping disorder why wasn;t he recommend to a facilty that address those problems??? Why did all those doctors recoomend all those prescriptions ???? They saw what was going on, they knew!!!! When you really cared and you know someone is abusing themselves, how are you able to go to sleep at night? knowing you enable them to destroy themselves? Look it seems too many people knew what was going on and they are not being honest.. These people who surround mj and all of those doctors who enabled him were not his friends!!!! mj needed help and guidance.and no camme forward.My heart goes out to his children and family.


Maxine   July 10th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

There is a time for every thing, it was Michael Jackson time to go home, it's natural when some one passes suddenly it's really mind boggling and we look to blame someone. As a Heart attack survivor and my mother a murder victim I have a vague understanding of all this, but we have to learn to let go, it's easier said than done.

My belief is that Michael died as they said Cardiac Arrest which I think caused by his strenuous recent activities, being of a very frail body did not really help. If it was not his time to go no matter how many drugs he was on he would still be alive and in London. We do not see the big picture only our creature.


Miriam Newton   July 10th, 2009 10:09 pm ET

Joe Jackson abused his child, Michael Jackson, during his childhood life thus robbing him of so much and I find it astonishing now that he has died that he is trying to get in the news as much as possible only to make money off of his deceased son and now his 3 beautiful children also. I don't see anyone else in Michael's family doing this except Joe Jackson. This man doesn't care what he has to do as long as he can make money regardless of this tragedy. The world sees this so my message is for him to go back where he was before Michael passed away and quit trying to cash in on his death.


Nathalie   July 10th, 2009 10:12 pm ET

MJ is dead! where's the respect we owe him and his family. It's because of the media that cause him to break down the way he did. It's amazing on how we talk about him like he was a druggie instead of investigating what really happened. It's not fair for his children, father and fans to have to hear such news about him.


Shelly   July 10th, 2009 10:19 pm ET

I like the coverage of Michael Jackson on your show! It is not vindictive or try to discredit Michael Jackson! The presenters On HLN and those in fox news try very hard to drag down the name of MJ! I know they are entitled to their opinion but what it makes me angry is when they try to flog their books on national TV. That is very tacky and cheap!

By the way where the congressman peter king now! Why doesn't he condemn the guy who refused young black children using the swimming pool in brotherly state! May be that coverage doesn't progress his political job! what a shame!
I wonder why the politicians they get wrong and make a mess with other nations! Now I know Like congressman peter king who doesn't know what it
the constitution right means not guilty until proven other wise! MJ was found NOT GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES! how do you expect from him to understand other nation constitutions


Jolanda   July 10th, 2009 10:19 pm ET

Investigators should watch all films made of MJ's life. You see a very honest and pure man, but when all the alligations started the sadness in his eyes began to show. He said he was a very lonely man, i think he needed a warm arm around, when he went to sleep. People just wanted to earn money over his back, no matter what. Michael just wanted love and respect for all he did. If you give all you got to please others, how you think it feels when you get back all these shamefull lies. I think it made him feel very empty, they took his great heart right out. Michael you did all you could. If everyone felt the way you did about the poor, sick and helpless, this world would be a beautifull place, like Neverland. Miss you with all my heart and soul, i'm sorry that i wasn't one of your friends, like they're supposed to be. X


Belinda   July 10th, 2009 10:22 pm ET

There is a misconception about diprivan requiring an anesthesiologist to prescribe the drug. I am a clinical pharmacist in a teaching hospital in Atlanta; most of the prescriptions processed for diprivan is not written by an anesthesiologist. Diprivan is used as an ICU sedation in intubated -mechanically Ventilated patients. Medical residents are privileged just like anesthesiologists or other attending physicians in other sub-specialty (i.e. Pulmonologists) can prescribe diprivan.


Shirley Mitchell   July 10th, 2009 10:26 pm ET

I can not believe that Dr. Klien states MJ recovered from addiction. How can you write a book on addiction and make this claim. Any addiction ,Alcohol included involves a lifetime of abstinance. You would not give an alcoholic 1/2 a drink, why on earth would he give MJ lower doses of mood altering drugs? This just proves to me that physicians know very little about addiction. The Medical Association needs to wake up and include prescribing mood ltering meds to a known addict as a criminal offence which would include jail time and suspension of license. This disease of addiction is swept under the carpet too many times. It is nothing for an addict to take up to 40 Xanax a night. They have buit up such a tolerance to it,they require more and more to get the same effect they got with the 1st dose they ever took. This is the nature of the disease of addiction. They did not become addicted to get high all the time...sometimes they just want to feel normal (like regular people) This is probably why he was able to hide it from many people. I am sure that the people close to him must have suspected something. Obviously the data which is kept when a prescription is dispensed must be very poor. I can walk into any pharmacy in Canada and there is a computer of every medication I have taken in the last year as well as the doctor who prescribed it..This really has cut down doctor shopping as this makes the pharmacist accountable especially if numerous doctors are seen ordering large quantities of the same medication. The pharmacist is also able to see if there will be any adverse reactions to mixing previous medications with the new one. They only thing which is difficult to control is getting prescribed medication from other people.


Nathalie   July 10th, 2009 10:26 pm ET

A totaly mistake on father! In my opinion Joe Jackson saw Michael Jackson as a monetery figure and didn't really give a damn about him. Through out this whole thing the kids, family and fans are suffering from thee rumors.


Donna   July 10th, 2009 10:28 pm ET

First of all it is sad that it took Micheal's death for the Family and his so called friends to WAKE UP! People do not realize what the have til it is gone and the it is to DAM LATE! Micheal had went reallly as far as he could go in this life. He could have went further but everybody just sat there and played as if they did not see this guy was strung out! If I could of would have just aint fast enough. When the Family seen Micheal on May 14 they should have called 911 to come get him. If he weighed 110 lbs at 5 10 what in the hell did the really miss. Now everyone is tripping they should have been tripping when they saw him going down the drain. To bad this very important event made everyone see the light but A LITTLE TO LATE. My heart goes out to the family because i know when you lose someone you love is hard...but I do know life is special and short that is why you need to wake up early...cause when you snooze you lose.


Danny   July 10th, 2009 10:34 pm ET

What I don't understand If Michael jackson fell on the floor and his son by his side then how did he ended up on the bed! As far as I know you don't fell on bed but on the floor! Let presume he fell on floor wouldn't have been easy to give CPR!

If I am correct the lawyer of MJ doctor said he means the doctor run all the way to call for help then why did he said Michael Jackson son and this moderate age the doctor hasn't got a cell phone! The reason I said this once again his lawyer was saying their was no telephone on MJ bedroom!


digginthis   July 10th, 2009 10:34 pm ET

I have spoken about mistrust of this Meeko Brando, but a friend just stated something wise, he obviously was around Mike at some point, but if he wasn't aware of the drug abuse, which he might not have been, then he wasn;t in the inner circle which means Mike didn't trust him, that's what I think. The people who are aware of it were people that Mike trusted on s ome level, I have seen this before with other addicts, they confide in very few people, only people they love and trust, so either way Meeko is not a credible person. He mentioned that he was being paid by the estate, and yes, what does he do? I really don't care, but he shouldn't be walking around like a big shot. I think he was nothing in Mike's life.


Juno   July 10th, 2009 10:35 pm ET

Hi Larry,

Earlier reports, when we first learned of MJ's passing, stated after law enforcement collected possible evidence they left the home; however, they did not close off MJ's home before, during and after law enforcements left (prior to when family and friends arrived). Given this who is to say that someone didn't plant the bottle of Diprivin (and other drugs) in MJ's home? It seems suspicious that the police would only find Diprivin the second (or third) time they entered the home?

I also noticed that many people (i.e. his so Dermatologist, employees etc.) are coming out of the wood works claimings they "knew" something about Michael Jackson's alleged drug habit. If there is ANY truth to their claim then they should view themselves as murderers for not providing him with the right guidance and support, but rather enabled him.

Also, why is it such a BIG deal for the media to play up "who is the father" of MJ's children. That is a MUTE point. Even if Paris, Michael Jr. and Blanket were not his biological children, I'm sure he adopted them legally and MJ is the one who raised them.

As for Debbie Rowe, will, she is just a blood sucking, gold digging, evil person who is only trying to claim the children NOW for MONEY. She ONLY had those children for MONEY, which she squandered and now needs more. How she can live with herself is beyond me, but one day she will have to answer to God for her actions.

Thank you for this opportunity to share my thoughts and frustrations.

Juno – Seattle, WA


Hannah   July 10th, 2009 10:48 pm ET

Why all this talk about MJ children. They are very young and let the media leave them all! The only parent they new was their dad and they really love him! So let's be a decent human begin and leave this kids alone! When they grow up they will decide to find out who their real parents but for now let this kids grow! We don't want anyone to harm our children so let respect their wishes as well! By being a caring human being and let they grieve in their own way!

The comment by Joe Jackson is very wired at BET! If I were him I will make a muzzle and shut my mouth!


LG   July 10th, 2009 10:50 pm ET

Has the media contacted the boy, who should be a man by now, regarding the pedophile case that was settled w/Micheal Jackson? This person could put to rest what really happened. What has this person done w/his life and the money he won in settlement? I, personally, don't think that Micheal Jackson did what he was accused of. As a matter of fact , what was he ever charged with in that case? Someone must have advised Jackson to settle. A long drawn out tri al to prove his innocence may have cost more than the settlement and may have caused scheduling problems and loss revenue w/projects he was involved in. Keep in mind, Micheal Jackson was not only an individual performer but also a 'business' that employed a whole lot of people (musicians, writer, mangers, lawyers, promoters,etc.). Basically, no Micheal either then or now (may he rest in peace) means no jobs for a lot of people.


always will stand up for michael   July 10th, 2009 10:50 pm ET

i don't buy all these 'drug' stories and i find the timing of all these people coming forward, very suspect. the timing's just so odd. i also don't see why they need to go on national television instead of speaking to mj's family and the authorities handling his case.


Denise   July 10th, 2009 11:04 pm ET

I am a registered nurse who has worked at the University of Chicago in the operating room, for over 20 yrs ,and I know of a young aneshesiolgy resident who died 3-4 years ago at home after overdosing on the drug Diprivan.He was engaged to another anesthesiology resident who was also in our program, This insident was also very sad .but the abuse of Diprivan is not unheard of,I also worked at another Chicago hospital and have known about the untimely deaths of other doctors . nurses and surgical techs who have had access to deadly drugs and have taken them home to abuse them from the operating room,These drugs are pretty accessable in the operating room,.I loved MJ as an entertainer and am very saddened by the circumstances of his death and all of the very negative press.This must be very hard on his family and the people that love him,


Luiz   July 10th, 2009 11:04 pm ET

One more thing ELIZABETH G: just for you knowledge
I had the oportunity to know Michael...to know him in person and not for what I see on TV or any other tabloide.....


Luiz   July 10th, 2009 11:09 pm ET

Even Michael never being charged for any of the accusation, do you guys really thing its normal Michael on TV holding hands with a 14 years old kid..saying they share a bed together?? Would you allow your kid to sleep in a adults bed without your supervision?? I dont think so....It does not matter if he did or not something sexual with any of those kids.... his bahave was not apropried.... I dont care what you guys say.....
it kind bothers me that....


Maxine   July 10th, 2009 11:09 pm ET

Why is every body beating up on Papa Joe Jackson, he and his wife Katherine made Michael what he was, likewise his siblings hard working and respectful, I am quite certain that these people love each other very much. Every family have it's nuts on their tree, if you tell me that you have a perfect family I will look you in the face and call you a liar.

This family know and show love, respect and I am quite certain that they have handed these traits to their offspring's they have never show the type to bear false witness as every one else is doing.

Please leave these people alone, do not talk what you are not certain of.


Hannah   July 10th, 2009 11:16 pm ET

Who in the right frame of mind would send a 13 year old young boy to sleep outside his home without one of his parent by his side! They cry a crocodile tears my child was molested then settle and make XX amount money out of it!
As a parent this way out for me image! I will fight tooth and nail to get justice for my kids and for others from happening again! But all this depends that I am telling the truth and my mind is free from guilty conscience!


Luiz   July 10th, 2009 11:21 pm ET

Yeah....for sure they did the right thing to make Michael what he was..... I also think we should all abuse our childrens ..beat them up..take theyr childwood....who knows we can make one of our kids sucessful as Michael was...
Michael was the one saying how much he was abused by his dad....sayd his mother only sit back and watch... yeah..that is right , you should all realize they did the right thing....lets go people..lets abuse our kids and make them sucessful...


Jacquelyn   July 11th, 2009 12:20 am ET

First of all Debbie offered Michael a chance to be the father. What I am beginning to think, since Debbie worked for Klein all these years that they hatched a plan to get Michael's money they used Klein spermed with Debbie's egg to let Michael become a father. Klein know about Michael's drugged history and supplied him with drugs since 2003. If you are high on drugs people can easily manipulate you and everyone around him seem to be taking money from him or stealing it rather. I wouldn't be surprise if Debbie was mixed up with Klein in this mess.

Now I dont believe Michael would never have become a father if Debbie hadnt offered. And I believe he didnt want any biological children of his own because of the ridicule he grew up with, plus he had vitilgo, lupus and skin cancer. I am pretty sure he didnt want to pass that on to his children so they can be bashed and tormented by the media like he was.

So please stop making this a black and white issue.


Amy   July 11th, 2009 12:32 am ET

Michael was a King. His death was in vain. Justice will come to those at fault.


Abby   July 11th, 2009 12:35 am ET

if only an intervention could of been held sooner ; rest in peace michael. love you forever ❤


Amy Ruiz   July 11th, 2009 12:41 am ET

Michael Jackson is a legend. May he rest in peace.


K Emberland   July 11th, 2009 12:42 am ET

Why is it never brought up in discussion how RX drugs are readily available over the internet from hundreds of websites? I have a close family member who has been addicted to Ultram (Tramadol) a prescription pain medication, for the last 6 years. He has never seen a doctor or had a prescription written. He goes online and buys it by completing a questionaire. It asks if you have been prescribed this drug, but clearly do you think an addict doesn't know how to "correctly" answer these questions. Supposedly a doctor reviews the questionaire and the drugs arrive at your doorstep the next morning.
This practice of sending out presciption drugs without being seen in person by a doctor needs to be stopped! My family member has a serious addiction taking up to 70 pills daily. Ultram is highly addictive and your tolerance level just keeps going up. Needless to say the financial damage over the last 6 years. Where will it end? I believe he will die from this. FDA, ARE YOU LISTENING? DEA, ARE YOU LISTENING?


sean   July 11th, 2009 12:52 am ET

MJ is died and people are still talking negative about him let him rest in peace please!!!!!!!!


sean   July 11th, 2009 12:55 am ET

why do people keep trying to find negative things on mj he will always be the kip of pop and my opinion want change.


Shamarine   July 11th, 2009 12:56 am ET

Just before and even during his interview with Martin Bashir, Michael was as happy as a child. His pain started after then.


Denise   July 11th, 2009 12:58 am ET

As the old saying goes, "until you walk a mile in my shoes..." Everyone is so quick to pass judgement on poor Michael. Even in death he continues to be studied like a lab rat! Let him rest in peace...


cassandra   July 11th, 2009 1:02 am ET

Why is everyone worried about Joe Jackson being around raising Michael's kids? The fear of beatings? He's 82 now.


Pam   July 11th, 2009 1:23 am ET

I feel Katherine Jackson should get the kids, but because of her age Janet would be the best person to raise them, and they would have a normal life.


Sue   July 11th, 2009 1:23 am ET

I wish that all the critics would stop all the assumptions about Michael and wait until the official results are in. Then if you have something to say then say it. But just take a moment and think what would it be like to have lived in his shoes. Sure he had ups and downs don't we all, but I couldn't imagine what he went through on a daily basis. If it shows that he was abusing substances the question isn't how much or from who but WHY? I understand all of this is newsworthy and this is what reporters do, but you criticized him in life and now you do it in death. Have some compassion for once and let him be. If you were in his shoes would you or your family like to be subjected to this. Michael will always be a the greatest entertainer in my eyes and he will live on in my heart. To Larry King I would like to say that I think you are a wonderful man and you are handling all of this with class. Thankyou


Grace Little   July 11th, 2009 1:48 am ET

It interesting how all you hear is, Michael Jackson's father Joe Jackson was terrible, he was this he was that.... but you know what, maybe if Michael kept his father, "mean Joe Jackson" in his life and close to him.... he wouldn't be dead at age 50th. Joe probably wouldn't have allowed all of, Michael's so call (high class drug pushing) friends near him and feed him all of that posion. It's just like sister Latoya... as soon as she got away from her parents, especially her father. The first thing she was saying was how awful her father was, and her new so call friends immediately took hold of her and had her posing for play boy, drinking ... you name it. Sure enough, once she got her head back on straight, the firsr thing she did was reunite w/her parents and family. The same terrible father and mother. And what do you think happened, she stopped heading down the street called distruction. Interesting!!!!!

Another thing, if you ask any African American professional.... did they get whippings from their fathers or any parent, they will say, YES! It's not by accident that we turned out to be successful and professionals. Ask any youth who is a drop out or who is in and out of jail... do they have a father at home, and do they get whippings, the answer is NO! It wasn't until Michael and syblings got in the white world, did they think whippings was abuse. Those whippings got all of them w/millions in the bank, never dis respectful, never out robbing people etc., INTERESTING!!!


Bryan   July 11th, 2009 1:50 am ET

No one knows what MJ went through! I'm an injured government employee, and I've been told to take 3 different medications a day by two different doctor's. Each of the doctor's know what the other is prescribing yet I'm still taking all three because they are all for muscle inflammation, and pain. Knowing all of this the government is still saying I can work 8 hours a day because they found one of their doctors to say it's ok for me to work 8 hours a day even having to take all these meds on a daily basis! Why should MJ be any different?


Bryan   July 11th, 2009 1:57 am ET

If you are in pain or can't sleep your no one but you feels your pain or sleeplessness. Your doctor prescribes the proper medication for you correct ? I can tell you from experience doctor's ask on preliminary paperwork what meds you are taking before they even see you face to face ?


Lm   July 11th, 2009 2:12 am ET

Larry, ...... All I can say is Michael made such a mess out of his life, is there anyone checking in and making sure that this is not a fake? My gut says it is. Just my opinion .......oh and I also like how Farrah's death was overlooked.


Bryan   July 11th, 2009 2:15 am ET

No other artist dead or alive can do what Michael did! He will forever be our black american Idol.


Angela   July 11th, 2009 2:31 am ET

I feel sorry for you Luis. I do not read tabloids I research, something that you should try. You should read the things that Debbie Rowe herself has said over the years. Michael Jackson married Debbie Rowe because he was a decent man. A lonely man. A family was something that was important to him. I'm sure that he wanted to be able to tell his children something else other than your mother was a surrogate. Why do you think that he had Blanket the way that he did? I'm sure that he had wished that he had done the same for the other two as well. He learned from his experience of dealing with Debbie Rowe. I ask you how could he make a family with a woman who said of herself that she was like a "thoroughbred mare" in the renting of her womb to Michael Jackson? She also said that she was paid 8+ million dollars for doing this. Does that sound like a woman in love to you? She also said Michael Jackson gave her a 1.3 million dollar home in Beverly Hills. About the children she said that she did not want parental rights and worked to terminate them. All of this I might add was before the divorce settlement. By the way did I mention that she chose to be a witness for the prosecution in his so called court case that was proven to be built upon baseless lies? Oh, and then she did take him to court again herself to try and get even more money. Why do you think he left her nothing in his will, she had already been given more than enough. The greed of this woman knows no bounds. If she gets her hands upon Michael's Children she will grab all that she get, in the end they will very little or nothing. They deserve far better than that. There are many to blame in this most unfortunate demise of Michael Jackson. He himself among the least ,how could he hope to win against so many users, liars, thieves, illnesses, and pain.


Angela   July 11th, 2009 3:34 am ET

Debbie Rowe hopes to make Michael Jackson's Children her new meal ticket. Anyone read HER interview in the 2003 US Weekly? Shamful....I hope the Judge read it.


Angela   July 11th, 2009 3:36 am ET

Shameful


du baby   July 11th, 2009 4:02 am ET

its funny i read a post that mj used employees for drugs......where i'm from in detroit if you supply someone with drugs your known as a DRUG DEALER! its ludacris to think that mj coped them drugs for himself....in detroit if you supply drugs to a person your known as an enabler....better known as (drug-dealer) someone profited from those drugs an it wasnt mj.....you feel me? so if you supplied drugs to a person who wasnt prescribed....you are a DRUG -DEALER it is as simple as that... mj would still be still alive if it wasnt for a person tryin to profit from another mans weakness.....drugs...an you can bet your house someone was makin extra money for geting those drugs to mj.....


du baby   July 11th, 2009 4:02 am ET

its funny i read a post that mj used employees for drugs......where i'm from in detroit if you supply someone with drugs your known as a DRUG DEALER! its ludacris to think that mj coped them drugs for himself....in detroit if you supply drugs to a person your known as an enabler....better known as (drug-dealer) someone profited from those drugs an it wasnt mj.....you feel me? so if you supplied drugs to a person who wasnt prescribed....you are a DRUG -DEALER it is as simple as that... mj would still be still alive if it wasnt for a person tryin to profit from another mans weakness.....drugs...an you can bet your house someone was makin extra money for geting those drugs to mj.....


marcia   July 11th, 2009 4:08 am ET

i would be so sad if Debbie ends up with kids if she ends up with them then she has to return back all gifts ,monies that was given to her by Micheal please let the (father )wish come through i can stop crying for him .i really do have great sympathy for Micheal please let let is kids have some joy after all this,please grant him his wish .


Cynthia-Vicksburg   July 11th, 2009 4:13 am ET

Michael's abusive past is surely the reason he did not mature psychosocially. He was trapped in the child-like behaviors he displayed.
Many use alcohol or other drugs to escape the hole in the soul caused by the abuse.


du baby   July 11th, 2009 4:21 am ET

i watch that docter to own lkl he seems to be the one that gains from this fiasco.....he tricked mj into using his sperm to in pregnate his nurse an then he admited to callin the lady an request that she seek custody of those children.......hmmm.....if he was such a dear friend to mj???? why would he do such a thing? what else did he an miss rowe speak about? they both know that he suplied the sperm? so well just take the kids an they'll be the meal ticket.... he already made millons off mj as well as her......its a shame to see how one can be tooken advantage of by beening so nai-eve....mj has been taken advantage of through out his whole life by being over care an trusting of the wrong people.....who is to benefit from him dying....hmmm seems like the one he trusted the most by his own admission.....the dr on larry kings show now watch later down the line he'll be claiming that hes the father an that he should also have rights to those children where was he at the time when those drugs were administerd to mj....make you go.....hmmmmm!


Cynthia-Vicksburg   July 11th, 2009 4:23 am ET

All the accomplices contributing to Michael's death must be held accountable: people who prescribed drugs, pharmacists who supplied
them, family friends, employees who lied to get them, or did nothing to help Michael. A court order could have been obtained to commit him
since he was a danger to himself.


Cynthia-Vicksburg   July 11th, 2009 4:30 am ET

The doctor who tried CPR will have to explain why he thought Michael
was to weak to be put on the floor. Doing CPR is ineffective on the bed-the rule is to get the person to the floor. – to a hard surface.


Wema   July 11th, 2009 4:31 am ET

Who is in the proper frame of mind would give up your custody or parental rights? Debbie Rowe only used MIchael Jackson to become rich and vice versa Michael used her to create stupid stories that he impregnated Debbie. I don't think Debbie is a type of girl Michael would like to be with forever. Those kids were not his real biological kids. It is a common sense by just looking MIchael Jackson just adopt those kids. However, Michael is such a good person to treat these kids like his own. Though these kids didn't came from his sperm. He bear those kids from his heart. All in all Michael is still a good person. Let's review our Genetics subject.


Debbie   July 11th, 2009 4:40 am ET

PLEASE PLEASE dont let Debbie get them kids ,she does not them she just gave them up How can mom do that she is and will never be a mom.
Let them kids stay with the Jackson Family

thanks u
Debbie from Oshawa Ont Canada
l have been a Michael Jackson and Jackson 5 fan for 40 some years.


Jen   July 11th, 2009 5:33 am ET

Larry, I knew this all along! I've always believed that Dr Klein had lots to do with contributing to MJ decline by prescribing him pills like handing out M&M's. You have had him as guest on your show this past week and one can tell by his compensating that he is guilty of over prescribing medications especially when he knew that MJ has a histroy of drug abuse. Anyone working in medicine knows that once a recovered addict, opiates and benzos should never be prescribed to that addict as was being done by Dr Klein. I'm wondering if Dr Klein gave MJ the IV Diprivan to use at home since he has administered it to him in his office. This drug is not usually found in doctors offices unless the office does surgical procedures and Dr Klein does do surgical procedures. I'd be holding my ass if I were Dr Klein. People might look at this and say that MJ should take some responsibility in this but anyone working in medicine knows that the addict loses all sense of responsibility when they are using and it's the enablers who should support this person and start a plan of care that will help this person toward recovery. If these enablers felt that they would lose friendship or be shut out of MJ's life they could have given him options such as "clean up your act or we will get child welfare involved". I know that would have made MJ think twice but now it's too late. Dr Klein knows this also. He knows that he could have threatened to report MJ to child protective services but maybe Dr Klein depended on MJ monetarily or just like telling people that they are good friends. Well, his good friend died on June 25, 2009 and now he has to live with this.


JoyceE   July 11th, 2009 5:47 am ET

No investigation in the world can compensate how greatly we miss MJ. We love you MIchael!


Brian   July 11th, 2009 6:09 am ET

There should have been an intervention the day MJ decided he was going to change his face and his skin color!!


sylvian noel   July 11th, 2009 6:50 am ET

on Michael Jackson: The knowledge he gave me through his lyrics, drawings, and poems, has kept me alive and medicine free with HIV for 25years. Its so much going on in regards to his death but no one seems to LISTEN to what he say in his songs. I do care if Im thought of as just another crazy woman, But I dont expect otherwise.
Through him religion make sense to me and its not like the world think it is Thats in my opinion just wishfull thinking.
I would love to have someone listen to me. But he was my reward in this life to answer my questions about his words. Now I would like to share what he ment to my life wich is so different from what people say about him


Chester from salzburg   July 11th, 2009 6:50 am ET

Hi Larry, I shall first start by sending out my condolences to the jackson's family... When i first heard of michael jackson death, taught that i was being punkt but now knowing that is real it really hurts .... Now i am sure some doctor out there is having some sleepless nights, something is definately wrong here. first they tried to tarnish his image and that didn't work out, now this ??? my personal beleif is they are more than one individual behind this, sorry" but it's hard to swallow all this crap on the news .... " I PERSONALY THINK " MICHAEL JACKSON WAS KILLED AND I PRAY TO THE LORD TO UNVEIL THIS MATTER THAT, THE WORLD CAN BE AT EASE AND JUSTICE BE SERVE ... HOW MUCH PAIN MUST THIS FAMILY GO THROUGH NOW ??? Larry, thanks for having the best show on telle, god bless you always and tell that doctor to give his self up, you know he wouldn't get away with this... Jo Jackson, you are on the right track .... keep applying more presure on the LAPD, THIS MATTER MUST BE RESOLVE "ASAP" GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN YOUR SEARCH FOR PEACE ...


Ifeoma   July 11th, 2009 6:54 am ET

It's so sad to know that mj was popping pills to make him sleep or should I say sedate himself. Even though the sedation stuff hasn't been proven but come to think of it what cld be his reason for the xanax popping or the sedation? Anyways, we have always known dat mj has always wanted to be different from everybody, from the way he does his things and I guess he also extended it to the way he relaxes as well. However, what can I say he's dead and no amount of questioning or wondering or wanting to find out about why he was on pills or what resulted to his death can bring him back. Adios mj.


Jeff Tuttle   July 11th, 2009 7:02 am ET

I can relate to Michaels addiction/dependency to prescription drugs all too well. I was hevaily addicted and dependent on prescription pain pills. Mainly Vicodin (hydrocodone). I was taking a minimum of 50 to more like 100 Vicodin/Loritab EVERYDAY! "Thank God" I was fortunate to kick this addiction and regain control of my life or I would have been long gone before Michael. My main doctor was prescribing me 1050 Vicodin ES a month!!! I was also seeing other doctors and had a network of street suppliers too to help feed my addiction.
I have a hard time dealing with my emotions when someone dies of prescription drug overdose. When Anna Nicole died I felt like I lost a close family member and now Michael Jackson, It is hard for me to deal with.
I am a entertainer and had a network of people and doctors that get me in steady supply of Vicodin.
This problem is now at epidemic proportions and HAS TO BE dealt with now!!!
I have dedicated the rest of my life trying to reach out to those addicted or dependent on prescription pain pills. It is a horrible disease that IS treatable.
Something has to be done and now!!!!!!
R.I.P. Micheal, R.I.P.
Jeff Tuttle


Brigitte   July 11th, 2009 7:23 am ET

Michael's "friend" Miko Brando has absolutely nothing to contribute. Why waste time interviewing him? I read a comment that Michael's son Blanket resemembles the Brando family...I would agree. Miko was probably on the payroll for that too.

As far as Michael's dermatologist Dr. Klein....I saw the interview...he looks very "shifty" and it appears that he is unable to make direct eye contact. He rolls his eyes and looks to the side. It looks like the doctor benefitted most and would do about anyting to earn a buck. He probably is one of those "feel good" doctors cashing in on prescription drugs.


Cookla   July 11th, 2009 7:31 am ET

Yes, we all have medication in our homes that is for sure have our aches and pain's only to turn to a doctor for help and relief to abuse your body in such away only gives more pain and never ending complaint's changes a person's personality and character bring the badness out in people so they steal beg etc...those who have the money like MJ will not be refused any kind of medication he listened to what everybody was telling him we all know taking pill's whatever has side effect's is there not any feeling to say to somebody you care about please don't take too much not good for you think about what your doing word's keep the brain focused doctor's and pharmacy companies are making a lot of money to them we test most drug's like the animal's in cages who have no choice how many of us can say we understand what goes into a pill we take for any pain.
Cookla.


Geo   July 11th, 2009 7:36 am ET

First of all who would have the money to pay 48k worth of drugs and secondly who would need that much! He had too many doctors so one doctor didnt know what drug the other doctor gave him! He didn't know he shoudln't be taking that many drugs but he should've opened his eyes more and reliazed it was way too many prescriptions and drugs he had!


simona   July 11th, 2009 8:26 am ET

..he close his eyes, and the voice from the light ask him " MICHAEL WILL YOU STAY OR YOU COME WITH ME?" he never open his eyes again, so let him rest in peace


GINA MAZZA   July 11th, 2009 9:02 am ET

don't know about u, but i'm still crying....i play his music every day, all day, in my car, loud with the windows open for all to hear. i WILL not let them forget.


Sharon   July 11th, 2009 9:17 am ET

Larry ,Thank you for people like you who truely try to investigate how and why tragic things like Michael's death happen. I truely am surprised with the available prescription drugs today and the wide usage this does not happen more often. Hopefully some knowledge is gained by all of this, and it will scare some people that live each day with a drug for pain, anxiety, sleep, depression and what ever else ails them that particular day. I do feel prescription drugs are easily prescribed and taken to heavily today. I am sure those who have such access and the finances... are not clearly thinking most of the time, therefore things easily get out of control and lives can easily be lost. Michael Jackson among many others take medication to get through life more easily. He had obviously an extreme amount of stress and pain in life, probably more than most ! I pray he may now get the peace he may have been looking for. Rest in peace... Michael Jackson ...You are most definitely one of a kind! Your talent can never be forgotten!!!


alexandra   July 11th, 2009 9:29 am ET

Michael was a MAJOR drug addict .


Angela   July 11th, 2009 10:14 am ET

Debbie Rowe's history speaks for its self. She is a creature. Michael Jackson's Children belong with his mother and Grace their nanny. As Debbie Rowe was a paid surrogate with no relationship with the children for a decade she should simply go back to whatever she was doing before Michael's untimely death. I mean this woman never even lived with Michael Jackson in the same home. Never allowed the children to call her mother when she did see them because she did not want them to call her that. She even states that Michael did everything for them she never even did so much as changed a diaper.To quote her she said that "she never wanted to be a mother." This woman was never a true wife, is not a surviving spouse only a greed driven person who helped to destroy Michael Jackson. I am so sorry that she and the odious Dr. Klein were able to take such advantage of him. Poor Michael. His Children must never be allowed to become their victims as well.


Angela   July 11th, 2009 10:30 am ET

Jen you are so right about the Jordan Chandler/Evan Chandler lies. I also found out about the Arvizo Family lies. Michael Jackson was never a pedophile or molester. These horrible people need to have charges brought against them. Michael Jackson's name needs to be cleared in the Mass Media. It is more than clear that he was always innocent. It sickens me as to what these people were allowed to do. Martin Bashir and Tom Sneddon should be dealt with as well. Everyone should read the book by Aphrodite Jones: Michael Jackson Conspiracy and the book by Geraldine Hughes: Redemption. It is a tragic what was done to Michael Jackson, bless him.


Ananii   July 11th, 2009 10:41 am ET

Firstly,in my opinion I dont believe that the doctors did everything in there power to make the discovery caused to the death and Secondly, Ive been hearing obsured things that the "real" Michael or " the black" Michael Jackson died back then during the pepsi commercial . R.I.P Michael Jackson and hopefully th ppl on this Earth will carry out ur Legacy! and U will live forever!


Ananii ( I love Michael)   July 11th, 2009 10:48 am ET

I dont believe the doctors did everything in there powers to detect the cause of Michael's death. Secondly , I no they r Deborah Rowe's kids but I believe that they should carry out Michael's wishes. During the memorial after Paris spoke ( bless her heart) she searched immediately for there Auntie. I would say the kids would be better off with Janet. * AND WERE DO PPL GET IT THAT MICHAEL JACKSON DIED ALONG TIME AGO* it has been said Michael died backed then from the burns during the pepsi commercial.!!!!! ( *CRAZY*) well I ,love u Michael ( May allah (god) bless you) !


Ann   July 11th, 2009 11:28 am ET

The media talks about all the drugs surronding the death of Michael Jackson and yet we are all missing the real story – the drugs are the symptom not the story.

Joe Jackson and the family history are the story!

Michael was the ultimate victim of his family history. At the hands of his father there was the most extreme horror.

It was this extreme abuse that left Michael with a personality disorder that he was never able to get the appropriate help for. Michael not only endured the most unimaginable trama as a child he lived with the baggage of this family legacy through the media for the remainder of his life.

Why not tell this story and let peple learn from the experts about childhood trama and personality disorders.

There will always be people who will provide the drugs but they are not the root cause they are the enables

Michael Jackson touched this world with unbelievable magic. Lets celebrate and create the love and learning from his life.


Jen   July 11th, 2009 4:28 pm ET

I've worked in healthcare all my life, many years, and I'd like to say something about CPR for those who thinks the doctor administered it wrong. When a person codes (cardiac arrest) in the hospital there is a team of nurse, inhalation therapist and doctors who come to their aid and when the crash cart with the board gets to the bedside they place the board under the patient torso but in the mean time before the board gets to the bedside CPR is initiated with the patient on the bed. Why? what else! When a person codes at home when they are found lifeless in a bed the first thing one might think of is CPR but many people get so excited and apprehensive that all they want to do is make that person breath so they initiate CPR without reasoning that the person should be on a hard surface. They do everything they can without malice and I'm sure this doctor did what he felt he had to do. When CPR has to be done in a home environment many times the administrators are in such high crisis that they forget the ABC's of CPR and should not be blamed that it was done wrong....The bottom line is that CPR was initiated and if the Lord thought it weren't MJ's time it would have been successful. The doctors should learn from this. The pharmacists should also learn from this because when class drugs are prescribed there needs to be a special number that is given by the doctors office with the call. This number connects to the doctor calling it in or giving the prescriptions. These pharmacies should have well been aware that MJ was double dipping and they should be given a fine or locked up in jail!


Wema   July 11th, 2009 10:04 pm ET

MIchael Jackson is so very dead now. Let just accept that God already taken him away from us. The family must accept this now. I know why Michael is still not buried because the family still wants that autopsy investigation. Those stupid doctors may have did some malpractices but this will gonna be hard to trace and poor Michael Jackson soul is the only suffering. Let him really rest in peace. Everybody must move on now.


Rick   July 12th, 2009 12:51 am ET

Enough already? A question was posed to me. Who would leave the larger legacy. Michael Jackson or Elvis Presley. I chose Michael Jackson. Elvis passed on with the thoughts of drug use on our minds, not such a big deal any more. MJ passes on with thoughts of child molestation. Many parents will probably better now.


Phyllis Charlton   July 12th, 2009 1:27 am ET

It's so very sad that Michael is no longer with us; but perhaps he truly is in a better place. His poor children are hopefully going to be placed in the home of the person who will give them the the proper amount of love, compassion and understanding. They have been through so much. I'm certain Katherine loves them dearly, but I have concerns due to her age. Janet and the Nanny seem like the best choice as a pair to finish raising these three children. They will no doubt need a lot of professional counseling along with that love, compassion and understanding.

I hope that Joe Jackson will be kept far, far away from the children. He frightens the heck out of me!


Lamyaa   July 12th, 2009 2:20 am ET

As of this tragic news with Michael Jackson, I have become COMPLETELY DISGUSTED with nearly everyone involved in MJs life. All these ppl coming forward saying crap and acting like they are MJs voice. The mainstream media and the reporters are nothing more than shameless opportunists–vultures-fabricating lies and speculations. ITS NAUSEATING!!!! Why can't they QUIT GUESSING what's going on?! Its like a game for them. I've seen CNN, MSNBC, etc spend entire air-time talking about NOTHING truthful, with pompous-ass behavior like they have a right to talk about Michael Jackson, like they own him or something! SHAMELESS!! NO RESPECT for MJ as a fellow human. This is all a reflection of a national culture that lacks any sense of integrity or character or belief in God. Where's the dignity people?!!!


Lamyaa   July 12th, 2009 2:23 am ET

To Rick--your comment accusing MJ of child molestation is hideous and unjust. This man was INNOCENT, the families involved admitted lying. Show some decency and END THE LIES.


Ayuk Bernard   July 12th, 2009 10:10 am ET

MJ. What he did was above all comments. Many are healed thanks to you. MJ you'll live forever in my heart.


Kim   July 12th, 2009 1:58 pm ET

I am a MJ fan , a court tv fan , and an ICU worker. I was horrifed to see
Michael show up to court in his PJ s seemlinly high.......and I remember thinking somebody needs to do something. Did Tom
Mesereau not see this???????Did no one notice he was falling
apart?Someone needed to get the children safe, get him committed
and in rehab and take over his financial affairs..... which seems to be working very well for Britney Spears. Why did so many who could have helped do nothing? As for the use of propofol......probably stolen from
hospital ICU S....... it has the unfortunate side effect of a permanent
dirt nap. MJ was probably the greatest dancer of our time, a brilliant
musician, loving father and charity to the world..............such a sad
ending. How could this have happened? RIP michael.... and thankyou
for all the gifts you have given to the world.


Debbie, Winnipg Manitoba   July 12th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I love and miss you already Michael. You will live on in our hearts forever


Vanessa E   July 12th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

I believe the heavens needed another huge, shiny, sparkling STAR and Michael Jackson was the chosen one. He is shining brightly in the cosmos and will continue to shine here on earth.


Elayne   July 12th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

I am still in disbelief about losing MJ–He was a genious like none other- I studied voice with his teacher, Seth Riggs and heard a marvelous rehearsal tape from Japan. MJ had a 5 octave range and wrote lyric like none other!
I always believed his innosence in his trial and told Germaine so when I ran into him at a LA Starbucks!
I will always love you Michael!
RIP


lisa   July 12th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

i never had the pleasure of knowing micheal or ever attending any of his concerts but he gave so many joy watching him entertain i could watch him for hours. my heart is sad that we lost him i believe it was a sensless death and didnt need to happen so soon. and im still sad til this day i just cant believe this really happened to me and my own personal feelings there will never be anyone as great and as talented as micheal joseph jackson.and to his family they couldnt of gotten anything better in life then having micheal a part of their lives what a true gift to have and to who ever got to meet him what a pleasure that would have been i wont ever be able to say that.


Jill   July 12th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

It baffles me that noone close to him got involved and helped him overcome his prescription drug dependency. Where was Liz Taylor, Chris Tucker, Lionel Richie, his family???? Liz Taylor made him get help once, I think in the early 90's. This was going on with him for a long time. Couldn't they see that it would eventually kill him? None of those drugs he took are intended for long term use. And he used them for what, 20 years? I'm sickened by this. He would have made a tremendous comeback....starting with London and then hopefully the rest of the world. And he deserved a comeback, especially after all he has given us. This is so tragic...for us as his fans....and even moreso for his family, and especially his children. They lost him at such a vulnerable time in their lives. I am having a very hard time with this. His music was more powerful than any other musical artists' was...EVER. I simply cannot believe it.


Colleen   July 12th, 2009 10:45 pm ET

How sad to see the price of being a superstar and constantly in the critical eye of the media. I am surprised Michael lived as long as he did with all the stresses he endured during his short life on earth.

How much ridicule and hurt can a human being endure before the body and mind breaks down? It is obvious that over the years, the media capitalized on digging up dirt and adding to that, rather than putting more emphasis on the good Michael was doing.

Michael is now in a better place. As was said during the memorial service, perhaps Michael can now rest in peace and he will now not be constantly hounded and ridiculed.

We are all human and not many of us would be strong enough to live through what Michael did, from the time he was a child and had unbelievable pressures on him and never allowed to be a little boy, to the time of his death.

My heart goes out to the family who are hurting so deeply. I hope the world learns from Michael's death and something good comes from that lesson. He will be sadly missed by all. He was one of the greatest artists and perfectionists and did a lot of good for the world.

Rest in peace Michael and one day you will be reunited with your family, your precious children and your friends.

Colleen Annesley
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada


frank dill   July 12th, 2009 11:00 pm ET

from the emotional intensity of the vocal intro to "I Want You Back" through the rest of his vast catalogue of songs, Michael Jackson has been and always will remain the most versatile and dynamic vocalist/entertainer of all time!! all the false accusations, drug use, etc., don't mean a thing...the top, middle and bottom line is that he can take me to every level of emotion with the powers of his voice and beyond this earth's physical movements that still spellbound me to this day!!


susan watts   July 13th, 2009 12:19 am ET

I ask once again a prayer be said asking the courts to take a hard look at the influence / contact the grandfather will have with the children. Past comments made by the grandfather during interviews when asked about the abuse such as, "look at where MJ is now", indicates the priority has been the fortune MJ made neglecting to see how truely troubled his son was and harmful his parenting methods are.
Although MJ did so much good, his life was far from "normal". These children need a home in which they can become well adjusted, fully functioning adults.


TRM   July 13th, 2009 1:01 am ET

We should be careful of what we put into our bodies. If something goes wrong with our body, we can't buy a new one.


Patricia   July 13th, 2009 1:11 am ET

I've been on prescription pain meds for 5 years due to a back injury. It is very easy to become addicted, especially if you choose to remain a productive member of society. I was so afraid of becoming addicted that I would wean myself off from time to time. To my mis-belief, my doctor would protest my actions and insist that I take the pills as perscribed even if it meant adjusting the dose when they no longer worked. So my heart goes out to the Jackson family and I pray that Micheal rest in peace. So far the media has shown little concern for his children. What they are facing now, in the present is a or should I say, should be private. The worst part of celebrity is losing privacy. If only we listen to the messages in his music. I'm 52 Micheal and have always loved you, your music, your energy and stamia, and incredible dance. I know first hand how the body hurts.


JETG   July 13th, 2009 1:14 am ET

Michael's memorial celebration was a homegoing service befitting for a king! .... King of Pop, RIP.


marilyn   July 13th, 2009 1:23 am ET

wait a minute, according to this michael owed the rx that much money, for skin whitening cream, but according to his dermatologist Dr. Klein he had a skin disease, if alot of thr rx was not in his name and in other peoples name, then when they picked up the prescriptions didn't they have to pay for them, and how did they leave out of the pharmacy with out paying, I do beleive that who every was picking up anything for michael, had to pay, unless someone on the inside of the rx was involved with this.


Sharon from Florida   July 13th, 2009 4:55 am ET

It sadden my heart to see what they did to Michael, with all the power house around and controlling him, how in the world did they allow this to happen to him, just as he said in an interview with Oprah, he felt that everyone wanted something from him, Michael never had to make decision on his own , he went from his dad making decision to Motown to Epic records and so on, althought he was a grown man, but one that has always had others making decision for him, and he trusted them totally and they all knew that. He trusted the Drs. to give him the best that money could buy, but they let him down, time and time again. He trusted the world would know his heart and we all know how that turned out. but now Michael you rest, sweet Michael, God will never let you down, nor will he turn his back on you. Your love, your pure at heart and you works will not go unrewarded. Man look at the outer appearance but God looks at the heart. REST MY BROTHER, WE WILL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU.


Jen   July 13th, 2009 6:10 am ET

Dr Klein says that he questions Michael Jackson's kids being given to Katherine Jackson because of what Joe Jackson did to MJ when he was growing up. Surely Joe Jackson was a disciplinarian like many in his day who disciplined with the belt. Well, Joe Jackson might be guilty of breaking his son's spirit but he surely is not guilty of murdering his son but I would say that Dr Klein slowly murdered MJ by supplying him with opiates, sedatives and maybe Diprivan when MJ made his frequent long visits to Dr Klein's office. Maybe it's time that Dr Klein just zip his lips and go shack up with Debbie Rowe.


Sharon from Florida   July 13th, 2009 7:17 am ET

Dear Mr. Larry King,
Out of all the talk shows, I watch you the most, You have such a calm spirit about you and you seems to have such a great respect for Michael Jackson. We need someone in the media that wants to understand what happen to Michael and why, and to do it with grace. Thank you for your respect. for Michael and his family.
We grew up with Michael and we have loved him from the 60's our faith and love in him cannot be shaken. Michael not only gave us his music, he gave himself, with his videos he gave use mini series of a short story, waiting for the next season to begin, knowing that it would be bigger and better than before. it was like a broadway play and we wanted more.
We are all aware of what has happen in the past, we didnt believe it then nor do we believe now. BUT, WE GET IT, ALREADY. The Jackson Family is hurting, they have lost a love one, Michael was son, a brother and a father. The world is hurting, and we want to know why does this continue to happen. Lets focus on why and how this happen to Michael. This did not have to happen, this shouldnt have happen, lets send a message to these money hungry Drs. that use him like a ATM machine that they will take responsibility for their actions. You have Dr. Murray, performing CRP on Michael on the bed, a Cardiologist, he did not stay and say a thing to the family, instead of letting the family know, that he was sorry about their love one and that he did all he could, what does he do? he runs out and get him attorney, He said that time was wasted because he did not know the address, but how did he get there, he found his way there, It was reported that he was paid $150.000 per month, I havent heard anybody say anything about a heart monitor or any other equipment that is use by a cardio. with such a steep bill he couldnt provide him with the best equipment money could buy. WOW, guilt is written all over that. You have Dr. Klein giving Michael all those powerful drugs, why? a Dermotologist, and many, many more Drs. What about the pharmacist, he has a duty to report as well, he knew all the drugs that was prescribe to Michael he said MJ owed him so much money, and that Dr. Klein was writing prescription for Michael in different names, so how did he know to bill it to Michael.he didnt care either as long as he was getting paid. Something has to be done about all these drs that think that they are above the law and that they can do whatever they want to do. They have killed enough. please, stop them now. Make them take responsibility for their reckless and uncaring behavior. They are nothing more than a high price legal drug dealer, that is destroying the world.They took an oath to save lives not to destory them.
To the JACKSON FAMILY, our prayers are with you. Michael was loved all over the world, AND TO The parents of Micheal Jackson, Thank you for sharing your son with us. We will never forget him. Michael, you can sleep now. REST IN PEACE OUR BROTHER.

LOVE SHARON


Marie Jacqueline   July 13th, 2009 9:00 am ET

When it was announced that M.Jackson had died, it came as no surprise to me. I had seen him earlier on t.v. & I said to myself that he didn't have long to live. I saw it in his eyes, he looked more like a zombie. It isn't surprising if he died of using drugs..95% of stars are on drugs and more will die from drugs.
Now, the question is why MJ was taking so many drugs. It goes way deeper than his inability to sleep. No one really wants to admit it but MJ was gay. He showed he was gay just by wearing lipstick and eyeliner..just like Adam Lambert on American Idol. MJ's way of showing he was gay but no one paid attention to it and no one wanted to admit it.
MJ having kids and marrying Presley's daughter was just to cover the fact he was gay.
He didn't like his looks and had surgery to look more effeminate..not masculine. No way was he a real male. Any ties he had with women were platonic.
How come no one ever questioned his non interest in women? I'm sure that one of these days..it will come out that he was gay and his sadness was because of that more than anything else.
I have suffered sex abuse and been raped etc . and I haven't let any of that control how my life should be because I like to be in control of my life and not let anything anyone has done to me control me. Well that is me.
Why is it now that he is dead that everyone rushes to buy his records and am sure now anything that he tried to auction off and didn't work out..will go beyond expectations?
Now everyone gave a tribute to him at his memorial..why didn't anyone take care of him while alive?
No one can really be blamed for the drugs he was taking..addicts lie, forge names, etc etc.. he would have gotten drugs no matter what.
I'm no famous star and it's easy to get drugs. Now you can even get them on the internet.
If anyone's to blame for his drug addiction is himself. No one twisted his arm to take them and no one would have been able to stop him even if they had tried.
So I think the important thing is the Kids and not let JOE Jackson get his hands on them as all he thinks about is MONEY and doesn't care about the kids welfare but his own.
Actually, MJackson should have not given to his mother because of his father. I don't trust Joe Jackson and I'm usually right.
Any father who promotes his record company at the time of his son's death and never has even shed a tear..doesn't care about anyone but himself.
At least MJackson died without any violence and probably didn't even realize he was dying and who knows if he didn't do on purpose as he was more dead when he was alive..now he is more alive now that he is dead.

RIP..


renee pearman   July 13th, 2009 10:39 am ET

It's not that CNN or the news media is "picking on" MJ the individual, they swoop down like carrion crows on anyone who's the current fodder for their world. They did it to Marilyn Monroe years ago and Princess Di....it just goes on. If we'd all change the channel or refuse to buy the papers, they'd change. As it is, money talks.
As for privacy???? I hate to hear the recorded tapes of people who call 911. If ever anything should be private, it's those desperate calls.


Marcha cox   July 13th, 2009 11:29 am ET

Larry, Michael Jackson's death was no a mystry. How ludicrus. He killed himself over a long period of time with his drug habit. Please stop the nonsense and tell it as it is.


Dana   July 13th, 2009 12:23 pm ET

what about this nurse, what the heck is up with her... she should have refused to give any medication that she knew to be harmful, than called the police to come to the residence, have a police escort take Michael out of the house the nurse than should have taken him to a rehab, called his family. and especially get the children out of there. I feel she as a Nurse ( if she really was a nurse) it was her obligation to take CARE of him not kill him. she stood by and did nothing. I think all of these people who want to call themselves professionals are in my view the lowest form of life there is. They took advantage of him, kept him drugged so they could have the run of the house and his money... Michael did not want to be judged and we should not judge others but in this case! I Agree with Michael's sister Latoya who said he got caught up in a circle of people who were not looking out for his best interest. I hope these people get whats coming to them, I know the truth will come out about them. And when the coverup is blown wide open I hope to see some murders charges brought against these people and This debbie rowe person she is just as guilty as the rest of the greedy money hunger low lifes. she said she knew he was getting into drugs ... well couldn't she have put her greed on hold for a few minutes and taken him somewhere for help!!!!. its pretty sad that some people let greed control their lives. Just give me 5 minutes with any of the those LowLifes and i will show them what it means to be inprisoned and abused. and they can take that statement for what its worth. Michael should be alive. the judge at michaels last court appearance even told him he needs to find a better group of people to be associted with.
God bless the king.
Michael we all love you and you will always be in our hearts forever.
also, Iwould like to ask the jackson family If they have any plans to sell the Video of the memorial to the public that would bring in some revenues. and also how can i get a copy of that beautiful program I would certainly love to have one.
God Bless the Jackson family, and LOng Live the King.
Dana


Lamyaa   July 13th, 2009 12:26 pm ET

TO MARIE JACQUELINE-–your thinking is insensitive, assinine, and ignorant. Yet another person who has not done objective research.
MJ was NEVER gay, he had deep interest in many women!
He DID NOT wear make-up b/c he was gay, he wore it to initially hide his vitiligo and than had to constantly look good for the cameras constantly around him. This happens to every single celebrity unfortunately who can never have normal, privacy when in public! Haven't you read the cruel commentary of any celebrity who is seen dressing down? Its so disrespectful as if they aren't allowed to be ordinary.
MJ took more and more meds due to the chronic pain of his Lupus not b/c he felt like getting high. Do you know anything about Lupus? You have no business nor right assuming anything since you obviously have not bothered to learn who is Michael Jackson and his life.


bd jackson   July 13th, 2009 11:31 pm ET

What I find to be particularly sad and distasteful in regards to the coverage of Michael Jackson's death is that the great majority of people participating in what is being called "news" don't really seem to care that they are speaking of a human being who has needlessly lost his life. First and foremost, Michael Jackson was a human being, albeit that he was a public figure. However, it should not be open season to take pot-shots, and say just anything. If we as a society are truly interested in how his death occurred, and preventing a tragedy such as this from happening to another human being, then certainly this should be investigated to the fullest extent of the law. I was quite shocked that a person such as the Judge who appeared on your program today, would make a comment that Michael Jackson was naked in bed with children, which is unfounded, and Michael Jackson certainly did not say that in the interview with Bashair that has been so widely televised. This type of commentary is appalling, and certainly not professional. Whether a person believes or disbelieves the allegations that were made against Michael Jackson, he was acquitted of those charges, and the Judge should know better then to deal in opinion. A tragic death has occurred, and those medical professionals, and others, who were involved in obtaining, prescribing, administering, and/or disspensing any of the drugs that contributed to his death, should be held accountable. We know that Michael Jackson is responsible for his decision to take whatever drugs he took, however, a person who is addicted to drugs is not the one who is held to a higher standard, and we also know that drug addiction has no respect of person. Those who are passing judgement need to stop for a moment, look in the mirror and ask themselves.... Who would I want to intervene for me if I had the same problem? Where is our compassion and civility? Talking about his children, who was the sperm donor, and the like, has absolutely nothing to do with investigating his death. It is not news, it is gossip.


Juno   July 14th, 2009 12:46 am ET

Its common knowledge that Michael Jackson, although an adult in age, he was a child at heart and also in his mind, which I believe contributed to him being a great entertainer as only a child's mind can be free flowing to come up with the amazing videos he created. Given this common knowledge (being a child at heart and in his mind), which I'm sure the doctors involved were well aware of Michael could have been easily influenced to believe that what they were prescribing was good for him. Who in the world would not want pain medication if they are in excruciating pain? Who in the world would not want medication to help them sleep if they have been deprived of sleep for days? As a person with a child-like mind all he knew is what the doctors gave him made his pain go away and helped him to sleep. They clearly didn't educate him on the addiction of the drugs they prescribed because they knew if they got him hooked, they could collect a steady pay.

I read blogs claiming Michael is to blame for his own death. I disagree and place the blame solely on the physicians who used their medical license to administer these drugs unethically and out of greed, as well as the enablers that continued to push these drugs into his system. I am not negating the fact that Michael was an adult, yet, it's commonly known that he was a child-like individual who never grew up. If you condition a child by disciplining them when they do something wrong, sooner or later they will stop the unwanted behavior. Unfortunately in Michael's case, it was the opposite. The physicians encouraged, conditioned and promoted him to continue using drugs. Yes. All the physicians involved and those who allowed prescriptions to be written in their name are all to blame for Michael's untimely death.

Michael, as a Christian, I know you can see what has been going on since your passing. Regardless of what anyone says, only God knows you more than you know yourself and only he understands what you have dealt with while living.

To Gary Chandler in Canada, in response to your question, "What God picks a drug addict to be his Messenger?" God works in mysterious ways and only He knows the reason He created Michael Joeseph Jackson.

Michael may you rest in peace and have a blessed journey home to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


Juno   July 14th, 2009 12:53 am ET

To Julia, assuming you are correct that Michael's children do not have his DNA, that doesn't matter presuming that Michael legally adopted those children as his own. Lets not forget that!

Granted Rowe is the biological mother, but a mother who stated in an interview that she did not want kids and only did it for Michael. Her ONLY agenda for wanting the kids now is purely for MONEY. She and Joe Jackson should get together because they are both money hungry and anything they do from here on out is purely motivated by MONEY.

The Bible reads, "money is the root of all evil". Joe Jackson, Debbie Rowe and all those who are now coming out of the wood works selling their stories are perfect examples of this.


Juno   July 23rd, 2009 2:29 am ET

It seems many have forgotten that God works in mysterious ways, and understanding His ways may not always be comprehensible to us as humans – hence, the mysterious factor in God's way. Michael may not have been "normal", according to society, but God did use him as a vessel to carry out His good deeds and to fulfill His will. This is proven by his monetary contributions made to various charities for which he was named in the Guinness Book of World Record as being the celebrity who donated the greatest amount; building of Neverland for sick and underprivileged children who may not have ever experienced an amusement park, and last, but certainly not least, his music which seemed to touch millions, upon millions. To some degree, I would say Michael was angel in disguise. Was he perfect? Absolutely not! But neither is any other human, but God himself. Although he may no longer be with us in the flesh, clearly, his death will not be in vain. From his death, I believe will come good such as more restrictions and regulations placed on physicians, licensed to administer drugs or a prescription drug addict may find Michael’s death as a motivator to get help; we will not know until that time comes. So even in death, he will continue to impact the world, and in many cases, we will never know other than the individual whose life was been touched by this tragedy in a positive way.

In addressing the unfortunate and untimely death of Michael Jackson, I believe it all comes down to GREED. The Bible states, “money is the root of all evil” and Michael’s death exemplifies this statement. The doctors involved continued push drugs purposefully on Michael. I’m sure Dr. Klein and Dr. Murray, and possibly others each received a substantial monthly retainer fee, so it would not be in their best interest for Michael to get help and recover, as this would mean they would no longer get a retainer fee. I understand that Dr. Murray only agreed to be Michael’s doctor for a monthly retainer fee of $1 Million Dollars. This is incomprehensible considering Dr. Murray’s actions (or lack thereof) demonstrated incompetency at its highest level. Jen, with all due respect to your comment about people being apprehensive and all they want to do is get the person to breath, this is expected of anyone who is not in the medical field, but as a doctor there is absolutely no excuse. Dr. Murray should have known better, and to only put Michael on the floor to administer CPR when instructed to do so by the 911 operator is inconceivable. One issue that the media has not discussed any further is the delay in getting help for Michael. I understand Dr. Murray and the person who made the 911 call waited 30 MINUTES before calling for help. Needless to say, this is very negligence on Dr. Murray’s part!!! The question needs to be asked, WHY did they wait 30 MINUTES??? Had Michael already passed away by the time Dr. Murray found him and he (Dr. Murray) was hoping to revive him and make the awful nightmare of losing Michael on his watch go away? Why wasn’t Dr. Murray present in the room monitoring Michael if Diprivan (or a similar drug) was being administered to him as he slept? Isn’t this what his $1 million dollar retainer fee for? Clearly he didn’t earn it! This makes absolutely no sense.

As for Dr. Klein, clearly he is a greedy and shady character. He immediately appeared on television giving interviews about his relationship with Michael….I’m sure to collect another pay check. It also would not surprise me if he himself started the rumor that he was the father of Prince and Paris. After all, that would lead to more airtime resulting in more pay checks. Unfortunately for him, it doesn’t matter if he was their biological father….donating a sperm doesn’t make one a father, just like donating an egg doesn’t make one a mother – they’re just donors. A father and a mother are the individuals who raise the child(ren).

Regarding Joe Jackson, I only agree with him on one point and that is someone or several individuals need to be held accountable for Michael’s death. Other than that, Joe is no different from Dr. Klein, Dr. Murray and Debbie Rowe – all they want is money. Joe clearly proved this when he was interviewed at the music awards ‘09, where they were honoring Michael, and at that time Joe took the opportunity to announce his new recording studio. A real father would be mourning his son’s death, after all, Michael had just passed away; instead, Joe took the opportunity to promote his new business. And, let us not forget, Joe Jackson didn’t want his children to call him “Dad”, but “Joe”, so maybe he shouldn’t refer to Michael as his son. The man is appalling.

There’s no doubt that Michael was extremely close to his mother, Katherine, and loved and trusted her dearly. I just hope and pray that Katherine doesn’t betray Michael’s trust and that she follows Michael’s wishes, which is that he does NOT want Joe Jackson to raise his beloved children or have anything to do with them. I also pray that she does NOT allow Joe or anyone else to manipulate her into contesting the Will. Should either of these situations occur, I’m sure Michael would not rest in peace and this would be a greater tragedy.

To the individual who said Joe Jackson “made” Michael. Yes. Joe Jackson’s sperm created Michael and brought him into this world, but make no mistake, Michael “made” Michael with the help of Berry Gordy, Quincy Jones and others – NOT Joe Jackson. Joe is NOT the one who came up with the creative video ideas. Joe is NOT the one who wrote the lyrics to Michael’s music. Joe is CERTAINLY not the one who taught Michael to love and care for others….that undoubtedly, hands down, came from his mother, Katherine.

To the Jackson family, I send to you my prayers of healing and condolences, along with my utmost respect as I’m sure you have your reasons for not laying Michael to rest. It seems to me and many others that all Michael has ever wanted was peace and to be free from pain since in unfortunate accident in 1984. Through faith, we know he’s no longer in pain; however, we also know he’s not at peace right now. Please lay him to rest so he can finally have peace.

God bless you Jackson family!


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