The UK’s Sun revealed the horrifying state of pop superstar Michael Jackson in his final days.
Yesterday the leaked autopsy details were released by The Sun and the shocking results show the singer was a virtual skeleton; barely eating and with only pills in his stomach at the time he died. His hips, thighs and shoulders were riddled with needle wounds, which are believed to be the result of injections of narcotic painkillers, given three times a day for years. The massive amount of surgery scars were thought to be the legacy of at least 13 cosmetic operations. The King of Pop’s once handsome face bore a network of plastic surgery scars, while the bridge to his nose had vanished and its right side had partially collapsed.
PLUNGED to a “severely emaciated” 120lbs. It is understood anorexic Jackson had been eating just one meal a day. Pathologists found his stomach empty aside from partially-dissolved pills he took before the painkiller injection which stopped his heart. Samples were sent for toxicology tests.
LOST virtually all his hair. The pop pin-up was wearing a wig when he died and pathologists said little more than “peach fuzz” covered his scalp. A scarred section of skin above his left ear was entirely bald which the result of a 1984 accident is apparently when his hair caught fire as he filmed an ad for Pepsi.
SUFFERED several broken ribs as frantic rescuers pumped his chest after he collapsed in cardiac arrest. Four injection sites were found above or near to Jacko’s heart. This appeared to result from attempts to pump adrenaline directly into the organ in a failed bit to restart it. Three of the injections had penetrated the heart wall, causing damage, but a fourth missed and hit one of the 50-year-old star’s ribs.
The autopsy found Michael Jackson was recovering well from skin cancer after an operation that shaved cells from his chest a total success. The autopsy also found unexplained BRUISING on Jackson’s knees and on the fronts of both shins. And there were CUTS on his back, indicating a recent fall.
As inquiries into the tragedy last night focused on the star’s personal physician Dr Conrad Murray, a source close to the Jackson entourage said: “Michael’s family and fans will be horrified when they realize the appalling state he was in. “He was skin and bone, his hair had fallen out and had been eating nothing but pills when he died. Injection marks all over his body and the disfigurement caused by years of plastic surgery show he’d been in terminal decline for years. His doctors and the hangers-on stood by as he self-destructed. Somebody is going to have to pay.”
Cardiologist Dr Murray was thought to have given Jackson the final injection of painkiller Demerol. He is facing questions by LAPD about his resuscitation attempts, which began when he started CPR as Jackson lay unconscious on a bed. A second autopsy demanded by the Jackson family was carried out at a secret location on Saturday after the first ruled out foul play. Results from the private autopsy will be given to the Jackson family within two weeks. Family friend Rev Jesse Jackson said the family was deeply suspicious about what caused his death.
Murray has denied injecting Jackson with a powerful painkiller before his death. ‘There was no Demerol, no OxyContin,’ his lawyer Edward Chernoff told newspapers. ‘He checked for a pulse. There was a weak pulse in his femoral artery. He started administering CPR.’ Dr Murray has been questioned about his resuscitation attempts, while an unconscious Jackson was lying on a bed.
Dr. Murray was hired just 11 days ago by AEG Live, the firm masterminding Jackson’s 50-date residency at London’s O2 Arena, which was due to start next month. Detectives were unable to find the doctor at Jackson’s home and his car was taken away for analysis as police sought him for questioning. He surfaced late on Friday and was quizzed over the weekend.
Sources last night said prescriptions for drugs for patients other than Jackson were found at his home. Those patients were due to be quizzed.