Today I perused the web just to track down some records of what was speculated about his condition, starting with the list of medications he was using:
Jackson: Death ruled a Homicide.
By Lorena Blas, USA TODAY
August 31, 2009
Fans and family marked Michael Jackson's 51st birthday Saturday as the inquiry into the singer's death officially became a homicide investigation.
On Friday, the Los Angeles County coroner's office announced that Jackson's death June 25 was a homicide. The specific cause of death was "acute propofol intoxication."
The Associated Press had reported last Monday that the death was a homicide. The coroner's report, parts of which were released Friday, said other sedatives contributed to the death, including lorazepam, sold under the brand name Ativan. Other drugs detected in the singer's body were midazolam, diazepam, lidocaine and ephedrine. The coroner's office said the full report was not released at the request of the Los Angeles Police Department, which is still investigating the case.
Virtually bald, face a mass of plastic surgery scars; bridge to nose had vanished and right side caved in. Several ribs broken, four injection sites aimed at the heart; stomach only filled with partially-dissolved pills; severely emaciated.
Recent skin cancer surgery, unexplained bruising on knees and shins; bruises and mild cuts to his back, and injection marks over much of the body.
Hollywood Grind Michael Jackson May be Seriously Ill Again Posted on February 12, 2009 at 11:19 am(PST)
There have been a lot of rumors floating around for years that Michael Jackson is seriously ill, and it’s not hard to believe since he is always look frail with his surgical masks, and frequent visits to the doctor. In the photo above Michael was visiting another doctor, who probably gave him surgical mask and hair net to leave with.
Concern has been raised by the look of Michael’s hands. They look really scary. Like some fake Halloween hand, but it’s his real hand.
Now we are hearing rumors that Michael has a very serious Staphylococcus aureus bacterial infection, often referred to as "staph." Human skin has staph on it all the time, but a cut can get infected with staph if not cared for properly, and an immuno compromised person is more likely to get such an infection. Staph can also infect the lungs with Staph pneumonia, but rumors say Michael may have a skin infection, and not a standard Staph infection, but rather a sometimes deadly MRSA infection. MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. We are hearing Michael is getting powerful antibiotics intravenously, which would mean it’s very serious.
Get well soon Michael, if you’re really sick.
lIF you're really sick? What happened to this guy...? From what I can tell, the intensive bleaching of his skin was what may have compromised Michael's immune system. And who knows when that began? More on this below...
Report: Michael Jackson Suffering From Potentially Fatal Health Issues Sunday, December 21, 2008 |
Michael Jackson is reportedly in desperate need of an emergency transplant operation to save his life from a rare lung condition, according to the author of a new biography of the singer.
Best-selling author Ian Halperin has completed a book about Jackson’s life, which claims that the pop icon, 50, suffers from Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a potentially fatal genetic illness, as well as emphysema and gastrointestinal bleeding.
“He’s had it for years, but it’s gotten worse,” Halperin told In Touch magazine.
“He needs a lung transplant but may be too weak to go through with it … [But] it’s the [gastrointestinal] bleeding that is the most problematic part. It could kill him.” Halperin also claims that the “Thriller” and “Bad” singer can barely speak and is 95-percent blind in his left eye.
Earlier this year, Jackson was photographed in a wheelchair. A few weeks ago, he was spotted receiving help walking, while wearing a Zorro style mask.
Jackson’s rep was not available for comment.
It is evident Michael's immune system was compromised. If he was indeed going blind in his left eye, this might have been a signal of a heart condition (the left eye being above his heart, and being affected by blocked bloodflow from the heart). The left side of his body might have begun the process of shutting down as evidently early as last December, 2008. Essentially, with the sorts of drugs being prescribed for Michael, his nervous system was being systematically shut down. As I may have mentioned earlier in this blog, he could have ended up completely brain-dead and in a coma.
Jacko's Nanny in Hiding
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
By Roger Friedman
Michael Jackson isn’t the only one from his camp trying to avoid testifying in England.
His kids’ nanny, Grace Rwamba, has skipped the US to tour India, friends in Los Angeles say. Grace, to paraphrase John Cusack, is gone.
And I as I reported first here yesterday, Jackson refuses to come to England because he’s claiming sickness. In fact, Jackson has told his lawyer to tell the British court that he has a skin disease that’s preventing him from traveling.
But of course Jackson has always said he has the skin disease Vitiligo, causing him to lose melanin from his pigmentation. He’s always said that’s the reason he’s turned white over the years. It was, however, revealed here a couple of years ago that Jackson uses a whitening cream made with acids and created by the Mickey Fine Pharmacy in Beverly Hills. That came out when he failed to pay his bill there. Jackson’s "skin disease" hasn’t stopped him in the past two years from traveling all over the middle East, to Japan, to Las Vegas, and Ireland. The notion that Jackson is too sick to travel is absolutely laughable at this point.
I have a hard time believing this is vitiligo... It is absolutely absurd, and what's even more odd is how Michael seemed to be the only person in his family affected by this condition. If the skin bleaching creams contained acid, and if indeed he was using these skin creams several times a day for several years - just imagine what those acids were doing to his internal organs!
From his photo you can see how Michael's fingers were NOT bleached, lending to a dead-like look in his hands. Walking around with a stomach full of pills, and no real nutritional sustenance in his body left it an open catalyst for a staph infection. Numerous surgeries to his nose may have created lent to a breathing or lung disorder and further disease.
When I first started reading up on Michael's condition last March, I found reports where surgeries were being done earlier this year to graft skin from his ear onto his nose...
lWell - as an added interest - I found this to be an ironic and funny header - - even Jackson's lawyer becomes sick! Interesting to see how this conundrum of illnesses hit big-time, all during the second child molestation trial in 2005.
Now Jackson Lawyer Sick
March 24, 2005 - 11:08AM
Brian Oxman, one of Michael Jackson's lawyers, is wheeled from the courtroom on a stretcher.
One of US pop singer Michael Jackson's lawyers was in hospital today after being taken ill in court in California at the singer's child sex trial.
Lawyer Brian Oxman became ill just after today's hearing, during which the court was shown pornographic magazines seized from Jackson's home, came to an end.
The lawyer had to be helped from the courtroom before being carried on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance.
The drama came just two days after Oxman's famous client starred in his own courtroom medical emergency when he turned up looking pained and accompanied by a doctor in hospital scrubs.
Jackson's publicist said later he was suffering "excruciating" back pain after a fall less than two weeks ago and was under medical treatment.
Earlier the judge denied a bid by prosecutors to show jurors evidence - including teen porn - seized from Neverland Valley Ranch.
Prosecutors said the four hard drives from the 14 computers police seized from a November 2003 raid on Jackson's estate showed the pop star was a practised web surfer who looked at teen-themed porn sites as well as sites related to Walt Disney, toys and photographs of adoptable children.
Jackson's accuser, now 15, has told jurors in the trial that the 46-year-old pop star showed him and his brother pornographic Websites during their first visit to Neverland.
Santa Barbara County Deputy District Attorney Gordon Auchincloss called the computer evidence "powerful corroboration" of that testimony by Jackson's accuser.
"This is important evidence that this defendant views teen erotic materials in his bedroom," Auchincloss said.
But in a setback for prosecutors, Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Rodney Melville said he would not let the material be introduced at trial.
Defence lawyers had argued that much of the material was not from February and March of 2003, the period during which Jackson is accused of sexually molesting the then-13-year-old boy and plying him with alcohol.
They also said the pornographic material in question was heterosexual, featuring girls or women, and that much of it had been automatically cached by the computers, meaning it was not clear that Jackson had retrieved it or seen it.
"The court will grant the defense motion not to allow," the material, Melville said. "It does appear to be cached material.
There's no way of knowing if anyone looked at it or not."
Prosecutors unsuccessfully argued that evidence linked Jackson to the computers, including recovered aliases for instant messaging services - BigMike and King777Tut - that they suggested the pop star had used online.