Prescription drugs


Deepak Chopra, Michael´s spiritual advisor talks about Michael and prescription drugs:


Host: Jackson's use of prescription drugs began in 1993, nine years after the Pepsi commercial.

Karen Faye: Just before he went on tour for Dangerous, he had an operation in order to help the scarring. But he didn't have enough time to heal. We were getting on a plane in order to get to Bangkok. So in order to keep going, he started using some painkillers because it was very painful when the nerve endings are severed.
Host: Jackson's world exploded police sources say the charges involve a 13 year old boy omits reports that California authorities were investigating him for sexually abusing a 13 year old boy 

Karen Faye: So now we're talking a physical pain and now we're talking emotional pain.

Michael Bush: The day that that came out, he was stepping onstage in front of like 80,000 people.

Host: Jackson went through with the performance but the price was high.

Karen Faye: It was devastating because he had to go out every day in front of a world and the media, who was telling everybody that he was a pedophile, but he still went out and had to face everybody. (Painkillers) It gave him some sort of ability to get through it.

Host: But even then Jackson couldn't sleep, say Bush and Faye. And the combined toll of the allegations and touring was showing at least backstage.

Karen Faye: You have to understand his adrenaline was so intense, sometimes it would taken two days (M. Bush: to go to sleep.) for his adrenaline just to come down from one show.


Song Morphine (Blood On The Dance Floor, 1997) with Lyrics:

Michael has everyone really waiting for the relaxing Morphine part, so they can understand... By the way, the part with the knock and the woman's voice "You heard what the doctor said" is a sound clip from the movie "The Elephant Man" (1980).  



" (...) When Michael Jackson died the media went into overdrive again. What drugs had killed him? How long had he been using them? Who had prescribed them? What else was in his system? How much did he weigh?
But there was one question nobody seemed to want to ask: Why?

Why was Michael Jackson so stressed and so paranoid that he couldn’t even get a decent night’s sleep unless somebody stuck a tube full of anesthetic into his arm? (...) 

The media did a number on its audience and it did a number on Jackson. After battling his way through an exhausting and horrifying trial, riddled with hideous accusations and character assassinations, Michael Jackson should have felt vindicated when the jury delivered 14 unanimous not guilty verdicts. But the media’s irresponsible coverage of the trial made it impossible for Jackson to ever feel truly vindicated. The legal system may have declared him innocent but the public, on the whole, still thought otherwise. Allegations which were disproven in court went unchallenged in the press."


From the article "One of The Most Shameful Episodes In Journalistic History" by Charles Thomson