We still can't believe we live in a world without Michael Jackson, but it's looking more and more like his penchant for drugs was deeper than we all thought. Just released was a frantic voicemail from Michael to his doctor where it appears that the singer is shopping for drugs.
This was just 7 weeks before his death!
What makes it scary is that it sounds like he can't even complete a short sentence on May 3, 2009 at around 11:06 a.m. He was begging Jason Pfeiffer, who worked for the singer’s Beverly Hills, Calif. dermatologist Dr. Klein, to call him back.
You can listen to it (above).
“Michael Jackson had a death wish. I don’t think any one person and certainly not anyone at AEG could stop that. No-one realized he was getting drugs from all these different places, and it was inevitable something was going to go wrong. I have deep sympathy of his children and family, but Michael was manipulative and overpowering when it came to getting what he wanted.
“I just wish I’d shaken some sense into him and saved his life, because he had so much to offer.”
He went on to say that this voicemail was just one of many "out of it" calls Michael had made leading up to his death. He even pleaded with Klein’s assistant for Propofol — the powerful anesthetic which killed him! Pfieffer said this happened on June 14, which was just 11 days before his death:
“Around 7 p.m. Michael called me sounding harassed and flustered; he barely had time to say hello before he just asked for Propofol. He asked me if he knew anyone that could supply him with that. Michael said, ‘I do it all the time to sleep, and I wake up feeling refreshed. I have to be up for tomorrow.’
“When I said I couldn’t help, Michael just shut me down and slammed the phone down on me. His voice sounded slurred and tired; I thought he was exhausted due to his rehearsals. On reflection it must have been drugs and I guess Dr. Murray didn’t get him enough.”
Addiction or not, it doesn't make Michael's early death any less sad. He was a true musical genius, and a legend with music that will live on forever!
We just wish he had had it in him to beat all of this before it killed him.