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Jackson Family Feared Morphine OD

6/26/2009 10:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson Morphine ODMembers of Michael Jackson's family told us the singer was given a "heavy dose of morphine" prior to his death, and family members were alarmed.

We're told Joe Jackson recently wanted to put Michael in a rehab facility in Palmdale, California for what he considered an "addiction" to morphine and prescription drugs.

Family members say they felt he was unable to perform for his upcoming concerts because of his drug use.

Members of the upcoming tour tell TMZ Jackson was generally lethargic and very late for rehearsals.

There are reports Jackson OD'd yesterday on Demerol, a drug similar to morphine.

Interestingly, Jackson wrote a song called "Morphine" in 1997. One of the lyrics -- "Demerol. Demerol. Oh God he's taking Demerol."


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Patty    

"11. in the song he says Deborah not demorol you stupid bastards !

Posted at 9:35AM on Jun 26th 2009 by Franck"


The song does not say Deborah. It indeed says Demerol. How Ironic. I searched the lyrics to be certain. I was shocked by his death, but if the cause is Drugs, that part is not really shocking. Paula Abdul is probably next, she is always high on something.


"6. Doesnt anyone else find it weird that La Toya and Micheal look a little too similar? (They have the exact same plastic surgery, including the same mistakes) They also share the same facial structure.

I've never seen the two in the same room before .....


Think about it .....

Posted at 9:31AM on Jun 26th 2009 by JohhnyB"


Johnny, I thought the same thing when seeing her pic on tmz. They have the same jacked up nose and everything. I guess I had never really looked at her that closely. Not the same person though, she is a little fuller figured then he was. Odd though that they meant to look like that!


Anyways its sad. He was too young, and left behind three children. If it's truely cause by drugs, and all of his family knew as stated, they should have got involved, if for no other reason for the kids sake.

1884 days ago
62.

Meghan    

This is so sad. I'm still in shock. RIP, Michael. You are the legend above all legends.

1884 days ago
63.

MISSOHGMA    

Deepest sympathy to the Jackson family, that is all I can say besides LET THE FAMILY GRIEVE IN PEACE AND RESPECT THEIR FAMILY, he was a brother, son, and father and now 3 children dont have their daddy anymore, whatever your opinions of MJ were or still are>>> YOU MUST RESPECT THE FAMILY IF NOTHING ELSE. RIP MICHAEL>> I WILL NEVER FORGET THE FIRST TIME I SAW YOU MOON WALK IT WAS AMAZING, THANK YOU FOR THAT MEMORY.

1884 days ago
64.

opi    

Quote: I don't believe MJ was an addict. He was given prescribed drugs by a qualified doctor.

LOL! So was Anna Nicole Smith. So was Elvis. Who runs up a $100,000 pharmacy bill but an addict?

1884 days ago
65.

DUKEFLEAD    

GOOD BYE MJ AND YOUR REALLY THE KING OF POP YOU HAVE MAKE CHANGES IN MUSICAL WORLD
SO THANK YOU MAN FOR YOUR GREAT SONGS YOU GIVE US
GOOD...........BYE MJ

1884 days ago
66.

Bren    

Makes you wonder what happened behind closed doors! How well did he actually look after those children with being an addict? I am sorry that he died, he was a very talented musician, but I think the children are better off now. They don't have to roam around covered up or worry about the health of their father. I can't imagine what kinda life they had with him...always seeing him in bandages, out all hours of the night at bookstores, etc...hopefully now they may be able to lead a somewhat normal life.

1884 days ago
67.

JulieGirl    

If and please read that word twice before jumping all over me, IF it turns out that MJ died of an overdose, then I have a message for Lindsay Lohan. Ring Ring! Lindsay this is your wake up call. STOP with the alcohol and drugs, surround yourself with a NEW group of people, people who love you for YOU and not for your money or fame, make NEW friends and TURN YOUR LIFE around! This COULD BE YOU! You have been on a downward spiral for a long time. You are surrounded by enablers. People who see you KILLING YOURSELF SLOWLY and not TRULY caring enough about you to TELL YOU THE TRUTH. Please, please, please take the first step and begin turning your life around.

1884 days ago
68.

steven fogah    

it's very heart breaking how someone that has influence so many lives arround the world would leave us like this in sorrow and greif , R.I.P Micheal Jackson .

1884 days ago
69.

doug    

Unbelieveable!!! All you morons on here speculating this and that about Michael Jackson's death. Just shut up and let the authorities handling the case do their work. The same idiots who spread one nasty rumor after another about this incredible performer when he was alive now refuse to let him rest in peace. You'd rather just fan the flames of the rumor mill so you can feel some semblance of being relevant, which you're not! So go back to your little living room, grab a bag of cheese curls and curl up in front of the TV with your remote and watch another rerun of Jerry Springer!!

1884 days ago
70.

blueyedcutie    

Seriously, we need more Farrah coverage.
She was a strong, inspiring individual and while MJs music may have been inspiring to many we must face the fact that he was not much of a person to look up to for anything else. He clearly has a drug problem, and has made some very poor choices in his life. It's a shame to see him pass, but personally I believe it was a long time coming, he was on a road to ruin and everyone knows that, even his own family.

1884 days ago
71.

Ks    

Can't take the Fruit out of Loop.

1884 days ago
72.

bloodyhell    

Has anyone ever considered the fact that Michaels parents might actually be responsible for all of this.

1884 days ago
73.

serenity42    

please please remember that micheal jackson was a real person, with real feelings, he gave so much too the world and in turn he got so little. we have been spectators in his very existence. why don't all just take a moment to morn the lost of a brother , father, uncle, and friend.. much love king of pop rest in peace.

1884 days ago
74.

Annette    

TOO BAD he didn't take over the way Britney's dad did. Michael might still be with us. And I would like that because Michael was really special.

1884 days ago
75.

bloodyhell    

This genious had a shocking life because of his domineereing father, where was his Mother when he needed her.

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