I think Michael Jackson’s ‘Doctor’ has a lot to answer for…
This from the Sun:
THE deadly drug cocktail taken daily by King of Pop Michael Jackson is revealed for the first time by The Sun today.
The shock list emerged as police probing an injection which preceded the star’s tragic death spoke with a doctor last night.
Jacko, 50, was taking up to THREE powerful narcotic pain relievers at the same time — when any more than one is deemed potentially fatal.
Sources close to the singer’s entourage said he was injected three times a day with Demerol – the potent painkiller given to him before his collapse at home in LA on Thursday.
Jacko, who suffered a heart attack, was taking another painkiller, Dilaudid. And sources said he had recently been prescribed yet ANOTHER narcotic pain reliever, Vicodin.
His other drugs included muscle relaxant Soma, a sedative called Xanax and anti-depressant Zoloft. He also took Paxil for anxiety and heartburn pill Prilosec.
Police were trying last night to establish who gave his final injection.
Officers were due to speak to heart doctor Conrad Robert Murray, who acted as one of the star’s personal physicians.
His whereabouts were unknown at one point, but he was set to be interviewed later.
The Sun can reveal Dr Murray was at Jackson’s house the morning he died. He was quizzed in hospital after the star’s death.
And the company who organised Jackson’s forthcoming London tour have today said Dr Murray was on their payroll.
AEG Live President Randy Phillips said Jackson insisted they take on the cardiologist for his comeback concerts.
Phillips said: “He just said, ‘Look, this whole business revolves around me. I’m a machine and we have to keep the machine well-oiled,’ and you don’t argue with the King of Pop.”
Sources also say that Jackson’s family have stated they want to know more specifics about what role AEG and their advisors were playing in the tragic pop star’s life.
Another personal doctor to Jacko, Lebanese Tohme R Tohme, was also questioned at the hospital.
Neither had been named as a suspect last night.
A close member of Jackson’s family said the daily dose of Demerol was “too much” and confirmed the 11.30am shot caused his death, according to celeb website TMZ.