Report: Michael Jackson Has Six Months to Live

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The National Enquirer has been right before.

Isaiah Washington did make gay slurs about Grey's Anatomy co-star T.R. Knight, Rielle Hunter was in fact sleeping with John Edwards, and Jamie Lynn Spears was pregnant ... albeit a few months after the celeb gossip tabloid said. Still, how prophetic!

This story, though? We have our doubts.

The Enquirer claims Michael Jackson is dying - and has only six months to live.

The supposedly desperately ill star is bedridden much of the time, and his electrifying stage performances are a thing of the past, sources reveal.

Reports first surfaced in late December that Jackson is dying slowly thanks to a rare genetic disorder that will require a lung transplant or else.

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Michael Jackson looks terrifying in this picture, even by his standards.

Although the singer denied these reports, The Enquirer says his health is deteriorating rapidly because of addiction to painkillers and alcohol.

A source close to the star divulged: "It's tragic. His condition is just so far gone, I'd be surprised if he lasts six months.

"Painkillers and booze have caught up with him. The only way he was able to cope with the stress of sex scandals and his roller-coaster life was to mask the pain with substance abuse. But the end result is an addiction that will kill him."

Jacko's dependency on drugs "dates back to when his hair was burned making a Pepsi commercial," said the close source.

Twenty-five years later, "the drugs simply have ravaged him."

Michael Jackson is in "really, really bad shape," claims the family friend. "He's been sick for six to eight months and he just keeps getting worse.

"His muscles and lungs are deteriorating, and he's bedridden much of the time. He can walk, but not for very long. On good days, Michael is able to take his kids to a bookstore. But he's never out for more than an hour. He has very little strength... It's ultimately in God's hands."

Jackson, who was too weak to stand trial in November, has a rare genetic condition called alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency that can cause lung and liver disease, according to Ian Halperin, author of a new Jackson biography.

Medical experts warn the reclusive singer's longtime addiction to morphine and the painkiller Demerol can make the condition devastatingly destructive.

Halperin said a friend of the star told him: "Michael wants to have the lung transplant, but because of other illnesses he's fighting, he's too weak to undergo such a major procedure. He's taking one painkiller after another."

Halperin claims that Jackson, a nonsmoker, is also battling emphysema, and is even suffering from chronic gastrointestinal bleeding.

"It's the bleeding that could kill him," said the Canadian writer.

A spokesman for Jackson denies the star is ill, saying: "Mr. Jackson is in fine health" and is in negotiations for a concert tour and TV projects.

Pulmonary specialist Dr. Len Horovitz, who treated Michael for dehydration in 1999 at New York's Lenox Hill Hospital, has been following accounts of his lung problems.

"If Michael Jackson has alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, he needs to be very careful," Dr. Len Horovitz told The Enquirer.

"The disease produces an early-onset emphysema, and the liver can also be affected. If Jackson has the disorder, he also has to be very careful about taking sedatives and narcotics - such as morphine or pain pills - because they can greatly aggravate the problem.

"They don't actually cause the condition, but because they can depress breathing, they can be very dangerous.

"In advanced stages, a lung transplant may be necessary. But if Jackson needs a lung transplant, it means he's had so much damage he's not even a candidate for preserving what's left."

"Michael's fighting for his life," the close source concluded.

"And it doesn't look good."

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Wow, he never even made to AARP age. No free tote-bag :""(

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Michael looks gorgeous at 50 in this photo - whoever wrote this disgusting article needs to examine their intelligence levels, do some research and look at themselves in the mirror. You media have slandered, lied and distorted the truth for years; we know you are controlled by the '13' - your life is not your own, let alone your journalism. Michael was gorgeous until the day he died despite the lies and filth the tabloids have spread about him and the very best, which you will never appreciate in this world - he was pure and beautiful from his heart and soul right the way through to the body shell. God bless you Michael; thank you for showing us the light; thank you for helping us to MAKE THAT CHANGE - we love you more ............. L.O.V.E to all my MJ family around the world, every colour, every creed and every race. God bless you and I love you all xxx

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Wow La toya is right, it is just to coencidental that all these sorce close to him are saying these things, 6 months prior to his death. Sounds to me like they were setting the stage for a murder.
feeding him pills booking him for 50 concerts, taking out insurence policy, and telling the rag mags the story they want people to believe. could it be the fact he owned more the 50 percent of SONY ATV could it be the catalogs. Who was really paying the doctor Michael or someone else. all of this talk of him being sickly is BS This is it proved that. but everything else prodicted seems to have come to pass. The autopsy report said his lung condition was an inflamed lung but was not as serious as this artical is trying to make it. saying he had dreams of being murderd like he was losing his mind.....wow the plot thickens All will pay dearly if this pans out to be what happen .....how sad and greedy LOSERS!!!

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There are no words to describe the type of man he was. He was a very good man in sipe of all his wrong doings. He was a wonderful dancer, singer and father I can tell. Just like any body else we make mistakes whether they are little or big we all have been there. There will NEVER be no one like him he atractted every one from around the woeld. Every color, race, age etc... Michael you will be truly missed and still loved no matter what they say about you!!!

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omg that's freaky .. he said he had what is called vitiligo ( vit-ill-eye-go ) * this disease can affect organs * and now i read this ?! has anyone told him that even tho he had to sleep it was dangerous to take sleeping pills ? omg , i love you so much MJ , i'll never forget you xox you've changed my life with your music , you made me sit down & think , you made me look at myself for one second & ask myself ; what can i do to make things better in the world ?! your songs are unique & will always be on my iPod , love you so much , i hope it's better on the other side ,
- Shortiiie , a.k.a your P.Y.T ;) hehe

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"I told him that it's beautiful and beautiful" I lol'd peaceful HAHHAH!!

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What the...its accurrate forecast!Damn!

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this is realy feaky for sure. How cna you predict to the month? did anyone try to warn him he only had 6months to live?

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Six months later...

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this is kind of freakish

Michael Jackson Biography

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Gary, Indiana
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Michael Joseph Jackson