MJ 'feared he had heart condition, cancer and brain tumor '
News of the World
By James Desborough, US Editor, 22/08/2010
PARANOID Michael Jackson believed he suffered heart attacks and had cancer and brain tumours in the six months before he died.
The hypochondriac King of Pop even thought he had HYPOTHERMIA and FROSTBITE - in sunny Los Angeles.
But his delusions were caused by his mind and body being ravaged by his addiction to prescription drugs and painkillers, according to aides.
One said: "He was a mental wreck and always felt he had a disease. He was terrified of the sun as it irritated his vitiligo (skin condition) prompting him to claim he had cancer and brain tumours.
"At other times he said he was freezing cold and might have frostbite. On reflection his body and mind were just wrecked by drug use."
Jacko also complained of suffering heart attacks leading up to his death in June last year. That's why he hired cardiologist Conrad Murray, who appears in a US court tomorrow charged with involuntary manslaughter as the case nears trial.
Murray's defence will argue Jacko hid the full extent of his pill-popping from him. But today we can reveal family friend and prosecution witness Terry Harvey will challenge this.
Terry, who first told the world that Jacko's death at 50 was from an overdose of painkiller Propofol, said: "I discovered Murray knew about Michael's drug problems for a long time.
"Michael was a drug-addicted wreck and complained for months about being too ill to perform his shows."
Terry, 50, who uncovered the revelations while researching a book about Jacko's death, added: "I expect at Murray's trial all those secret things I have discovered will come to the fore."
Jacko's skin specialist Arnold Klein will also claim Murray was aware of the singer's drug intake. He gave Jacko regular jabs of the painkiller Demerol for face fillers and Murray even booked Jacko's appointments.
Another source added: "If you are hired as a round-the-clock medic your job is to know what your patient is taking."