Innocent victim of Dr. Conrad Murray, victim of the perils of prescription medication, victim of his own abuse of his body or a little bit of all three?
However you want to describe him, Michael Jackson was an addict. So much so that he actually interviewed an anesthesiologist before he died.
Jackson wanted a personal anesthesiologist to travel to London and "take care of him" during his This Is It tour, according to a new report.
As we know, the London tour never ended up happening, as Jackson, scared and sedated in his final days, passed away before it could begin.
Michael's Propofol addiction for years before his death was no secret, and he tried recruiting Dr. David Adams, a Las Vegas anesthesiologist.
Dr. Adams told LAPD investigators that just months before MJ's death, Dr. Conrad Murray and Michael Jackson both met with him about it.
Adams texted Murray, "I'd like to be on board. Let's talk about it." However, MJ and Murray never contacted him again, according to Adams.
Murray's defense has subpoenaed Dr. Adams for his upcoming trial on involuntary manslaughter charges, set to star in March or April.
It's not entirely clear why, but seems likely that Murray will try to use Adams as part of his defense theory that Jackson was a lost cause.
In other words, he was such an addict and in such poor shape that to hold Murray accountable for his demise is legally unsubstantiated.
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