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Michael Jackson's Demerol Tonic

6/27/2009 10:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson had a habit of getting Demerol injections -- he even had a special name for them.

We're told Jackson called it "health tonic." He would have a doctor inject him because, we're told, he didn't like needles.

Our sources have told us Jackson was injected with Demerol at 11:30 AM the day he died. Shortly thereafter Jackson went into cardiac arrest.

You'll recall, Jackson also had a name for wine -- Jesus juice.

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61.

Cartman    

Moral of the story, kids.

Drugs will kill you deader than dead.

Ask Micheal or Heath Ledger.

Do drugs and die... it's pretty much how it works.

1890 days ago
62.

Cartman    

He taught so many young men how to be homosexual. For this he earns our neverending praise. Yay!

Too bad he abandoned them once they achieved maturity... "12-yr olds aren't nearly as cute and fun as the younger more supple youths", Michael Jackson, approx 2002.

He will always be my hero!



1890 days ago
63.

What the Hell?    

The sad thing is, these stars have so much money and ego that they will find enablers anywhere!
Most people have a price-and the stars, will get what they want somewhere (somehow)!
I do believe the doctors should be prosecuted, in these cases!
I wonder if the doctor was also there, not counting the obvious "Drugs" -but also to resuscitate him-and how many times this has happened before?!

1890 days ago
64.

JFK    

What got him so "SICK". in the first place? He was never severely injured and he never had a disease like cancer. Bla Bla Bla about back pain and a really questionable skin condition or minor burns in the 80s. How would the average state workers health providers care for a patient with the same conditions? Remember all the "Jackson sleeps in an o2 tent" rumors? These "celebrity doctors" are licensed drug dealers. I'll bet that Jackson's daily drug regiment was absurd by normal standards. Most of his medical problems seem like they were caused by previous medical procedures or medications.
I'm not a doctor or even a high school graduate and it is perfectly clear that this man was a hypochondriac surrounded by yes men who had it in their best interest to keep their meal ticket doped up to grease the wheels.
The worst part to me is the power and credibility some of these (Celebrity Doctor) hacks get. My father was a Paramedic Captain for the LA City Fire Department the men and woman he worked with were the most dedicated and professional people I have ever met. They are real life heroes saving hundreds of people rich or poor every day. It makes me sick to see them getting ordered around wasting their time and resources being ordered to pump on the chest of a dead body for an hour while this hack chasing a fast buck shook some liability and got his story straight.
Wake up people stop looking for easy answers and worshiping celebrity. People need to take more pride in their own work and collective accomplishments, instead of getting so emotionally involved in all this 24/7 in your face worship the man on TV sound bite culture our society would not be falling apart right now. Try celebrating the life of one of the Paramedics who studied and worked hard to make a living helping anybody who needed it then dedicated 30 years of his life to the LAFD. Not some talented mental patient who made millions of dollars and spent it systematically killing himself by proxy through his pimp handlers.

1890 days ago
65.

to little    

Someone said when the autopsy comes out it will be shocking. I been trying to figure out what that means, and well since he started looking more like a girl is it possible he had some gentile work done...lol

1890 days ago
66.

kath    

i saw a spanish or mexican tv station showing a photo of jackson unconscious in the ambulance... was that pic real? have none of the american stations or websites shown the pic cos of censorship or something?

1890 days ago
67.

to little    

#66

You don't speak for everyone, tho his death did effect me in the sense it made me smile to know he can no longer sleep with little boys.

1890 days ago
68.

hardy singh    

its the media and all the people that wanted a piece off his money and all the stress that made him take the pain killers we all know when we have to much stress we find the easy way out if its after some ones death of a break up with a spouse but no one wants to kill them self i wouldent blame him for this its media and the pple that never undersantd the real him every one wanted a rich life like him but he wanted a normal life just pray and rest in peace and remember good things come to a end fast and all those pple that took money from him will suffer and are probubly realizing what rong they did people money is good till u control it but not when it controls you Michal was hero and we will all miss him very much no matter what pple think i will allways love him

1890 days ago
69.

Paula    

I AM DISAPPOINTED IN TMZ FOR & OTHER MEDIA PUBLISHING ALL OF THESE RUMORS. IF HE WA TAKING DEMROL HE PROBABLY NEEDED IT. I HAVE A DISEASE & HAVE TAKEN IT SINCE THE 70'S. IT IS THE ONLY PAIN KILLER THAT HELPS MY PAIN AT ALL. iI AM CERTAINLY NOT AN ADDICT. I HAVE QUIT TAKING IT AT TIMES BUT HAD NO WITHDRAWALS FROM NIT. NONE OF YOU KNOW WHAT PAIN HE WAS PROBABLY IN. AS FAR AS THE CHARGES ABOUT THE KIDS HE SUPPOSEDLY MOLESTED, WERE YOU THERE? I WILL NEVER BELIEVE HE DID A THING TO THOSE KIDS. THE PARENTS JUST WANTED MONEY. HE NEVER WAS ALLOWED TO HAVE A NORMAL CHILDHOOD & ENJOYED SEEING KIDS ENJOYING THEIRS. HE WAS THE GREATAEST ENTERTAINER THAT HAS EVER BEEN OR EVER WILL BE. IF THE DOCTOR THERE WAS A CARDIOLOGIST IT MUST BE THAT MICHAEL COULD HAVE HAD A HEART PROBLEM & THE TABLOIDS DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT IT. HE SAID THE CONCERTS IN LONDON WOULD BE THE FINAL CURTAIN CALL. I BELIEVE HE KNEW HE WAS DYING. PLEASE LET THIS MAN REST IN PEACE. I AM A 61 YR. OLD GRANDMOTHER, NOT A GROUPIE WHO IDOLIZED HIM. I WAS BLESSED TO SEE ONE OF THE LAST SHOWS OF THE VICTORY TOUR & WILL NEVER FORGET IT. I KNOW SOME PEOPLE IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS THAT HAD BEEN AROUND MICHAEL ON TOUR & THEY TALKED ABOUT WHAT A NICE PERSON HE WAS & HOW HE WANTED TO HELP ANY KIDS THAT NEEDED HELP. I THOUGHT IN THIS COUNTRY YOU WRE SUPPOSED TO BE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. I GUESS THIS WASN'T SO FOR MICHAEL. THE STRESS ALONE THAT HE HAS GONE THROUGH FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS IS ENOUGH TO KILL ANYONE. PLEASE SHOW THIS MAN & HIS FAMILY SOME RESPECT. I CAN'T BELIEVE SOME PEOPLE ARE GLAD HE IS DEAD. YOU ARE NOT HIS JUDGE, GOD IS & GOD IS YOUR JUDGE ALSO. MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY, ESPECIALLY HIS CHILDREN. UNTIL THE EXACT CAUSE OF DEATH IS DETERMINED WHY CAN'T THE TABLOIDS, MAGAZINES & OTHER MEDIA & MORONS JUST SHUT UP ABOUT IT? PLEASE LET HIM REST IN PEACE!!

1890 days ago
70.

Usagi    

What if this turns out to be one big hoax? A publicity stunt? I mean... the doctor wrote about "a once in a lifetime opportunity". Sounds like he knew that something big and positive was coming up. Michael Jackson "died" suddenly after being in good health and right before the start of his new tour, never having suffered any heart attacks before. Channels broadcasting every single moment of the transport of Michael's body... the 911 call released and now the autopsy report will be released to the public? Why would they be giving out all of this information?

1890 days ago
71.

Janine La Nee    

"You'll recall, Jackson also had a name for wine -- Jesus juice."

You know you all have gone low before, but this is beyond. How dare you, how dare Harvey for allowing you all to post such a thing. A man who raised over $40 million dollars for children and his Heal the World foundation to help children globally. This man's reputation had been ruined and it destroyed him. Michael had to leave this world with people thinking he was a child molester and people making fun of him because he was different. He should have been getting the recognition and tribute that MTV, VH1 and BET are dedicating to him now while he was alive. The man has passed away and you all show your ignorance and immaturity and disrespect him and his family by alleging the allegations against him were true and making false accusations. TMZ as well as the two families who exploited Michael to get money should be ashamed of yourselves.

1890 days ago
72.

wtf    

73. What if this turns out to be one big hoax? A publicity stunt? I mean... the doctor wrote about "a once in a lifetime opportunity". Sounds like he knew that something big and positive was coming up. Michael Jackson "died" suddenly after being in good health and right before the start of his new tour, never having suffered any heart attacks before. Channels broadcasting every single moment of the transport of Michael's body... the 911 call released and now the autopsy report will be released to the public? Why would they be giving out all of this information?

Posted at 5:04AM on Jun 27th 2009 by Usagi

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Climb out from under your rock. This information is always shown and given out.

1890 days ago
73.

ramona    

Although i watch and read your site and laugh at much of your commentary i absolutely don't disrespect anyones death...if any of you have lost someone you love do not forget how you felt... No matter what you feel Michael Jackson did or did'nt do, he was a major artist, humanitarian, son, brother, father. Believe me his family, his children are hurting and as someone who knows this kind of sorrow, sympathy is the only way way to go on this. As i listened to his music today and watched his videos i had a lump in my throat remembering how much his music meant to me through out my 50 years of life. All the rubbish and innuendos do not mean a thing anymore...REST IN PEACE MICHAEL JACKSON---PEACE BE WITH YOU JACKSON FAMILIA!

1890 days ago
74.

Katja Norton    

I get it.
Now TMZ thinks they have the ultimate say on MJ, cos they had enough vultures placed in different hospitals and celebrity houses to "break" the story.

I find it funny that a room filled with people, who have no finesse or class, try to "report" a news story this big.

Careful Harvey.
The WORLD is watching. Make sure your people do right by Jackson. You might pay a hefty price if you take the LOW road again.

1890 days ago
75.

wtf    

The 911 operator asks where is he?

The person on the phone says on the bed

Why would a Dr. leave him on the bed? You can not do CPR on a bed.

This tiny detail matters a lot.

1890 days ago
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