Michael Jackson Dying? Not So, Says "Sole Spokesperson"

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Claims that Michael Jackson is dying and needs a lung transplant because of a rare respiratory disease are a "total fabrication," according to a statement from Jackson's official spokesperson, Dr. Tohme Tohme, Reuters reports.

Word of Jackson's supposed condition - that he was suffering from Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency - circulated after writer Ian Halperin, at work on an upcoming bio of the 50-year-old music legend, was interviewed in Britain's Sunday Express.

Reports quoted Halperin about Jackson's alleged illness, an inherited condition that can be fatal. But other news outlets quickly questioned whether the statement was true.

Darren Julien, who is arranging an auction of Jackson memorabilia scheduled for April, told Fox News that the star - who may or may not be going by Mikaeel Jackson these days - is not ill and "seemed really organized" about the sale.

That's very good to hear.

Contrary to reports, Michael Jackson is perfectly healthy. Physically, at least.

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micheal is great i love his videos song his moves are great
there awesome i fell sorry he died
poor him he did not deserve to died stephaniee

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Does fucking gay whores, calling him gay he was not gay he had good songs and he was a good dancer and it is very dissapointing that he died so fuck everybody who thinks he is gay. fucking assholes go to hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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i feel so bad i liked micheal hes a great singer had problems but great

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so he was sick & the morons are not the ones you thinked... he does great stuff? ho yes like join the NOI perhaps...

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i meant the top person

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wow that person below me is dumb. wow F michael jackson

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Yeah these morons keep making up rumors to sell books, magazines,etc... They need to stop!!!!! Michael is a better person than a lot of people! He's helped so many people through the years. Hopefully the part where his spokesperson says he's gonna make personal appearances will be really soon! That way he can show people he's just fine!!!!!!King of Pop #1!!!!!!!!!

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every time there is a rumor about jackson its to trash him.. remember he was the king of pop, mr moonwalk, everyone liked his songs, now its only trash rumors. so sad