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Jackson Riddled with Injection Marks

7/1/2009 6:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonMultiple sources tell TMZ Michael Jackson had dozens of injection sites all over his body.

As we first reported, Propofol, a powerful anesthetic, was found in the house after Jackson died. Various medical experts tell us there is absolutely no medical justification for Jackson to have had this drug in his home -- it is used to knock people out before surgery. It is administered through an IV.

We're told Jackson wanted the drug to sleep and that he had cravings for anesthesia -- whenever he had even the most minor medical procedure ... he had the doctor put him under.

It is increasingly looking like Propofol may have caused Jackson to go into cardiac arrest and die. The doctors we spoke with say it's reckless for any doctor to supply Jackson with Propofol and especially reckless to administer it to him at home.

The fact that Jackson had dozens of injection sites on his body would have made it clear to any doctor that Jackson had a drug problem.

Criminal manslaughter is defined as the reckless disregard for human life. The talk in law enforcement -- this case seems to fit the bill.

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76.

Dano HI 50    

We Are All Crap I Feel The Crap I Smell The Crap I... OOPS

1877 days ago
77.

LOM    

While I must admit that I'm interested in the MJ details, I have to wonder...is there nothing else going on in the world of entertainment these days? It's all MJ, all the time.

1877 days ago
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80's Gal    

Enough is enough. TMZ, are you not reading people's comments? Many of us are TIRED of the non-stop coverage of Michael Jackson. There are OTHER THINGS to report on. I keep thinking, "This time when I visit the site, there will be some other story at the top other than Michael Jackson" and you guys continue to prove me wrong. I am taking a hiatus from TMZ for a while. It's obvious you are going to be beating this dead horse (pardon the pun) for quite some time now.

Bu-bye....!

1877 days ago
79.

ZTrader    

If Propofol is revealed to have been in MJ's system, is it not obvious Dr. M is the one who administered it? This would explain why MJ forced the concert promoter to put Dr. M on the payroll. I look forward to seeing Dr. M exposed as an incompetent leech.

1877 days ago
80.

michaela    

to ZTrader......


your defensiveness is suspicious. Are you related in some way? Like even distant relative?

I hope if Klein got the drugs and Dr. Murray administered them Klein goes to jail. Maybe he can be Bernie Madoff's neighbor. Sounds good, eh !?!

1877 days ago
81.

C    

Why don't you just change your stupid site to michaeljackson.com. Then everyone will know that's all your about and stop actually visiting this stupid site. THERE ARE OTHER THINGS GOING ON IN THE WORLD. IT DOES NOT REVOLVE AROUND ONE DEAD WEIRDO. QUIT GETTING OFF ON THIS AND MOVE ON.

1877 days ago
82.

Rebecca    

MJ was great! However, it's time to move on TMZ. Another celebrity has died and you haven't even reported on it. Give Michael his own section and move on to the others. Has all of Hollywood been in morning and seclusion since his death? Has noone done anything? Surely Paris or Lindsay or someone has give a panty shot since last week!

1877 days ago
83.

Wondering    

Seems if this (propofol) were true we may never know as this anesthesia seems to have an extremely short 1/2 life and is all but gone from the body very quickly which is why it’s used for medical procedures like GI ones, etc.

I wonder if by the delay of calling 911 it might not even be detectable. Seems a few cases where this was self administered indeed could not be ruled cause of death via tox studies..even specialized ones due to how it metabolizes…here is one excerpt:

The results of toxicological investigation suggested that death was not directly caused by propofol intoxication, however, based on the pathomorphological changes detected during the medico-legal autopsy we supposed that the fatal outcome was resulted by respiratory depression after rapid injection.

And…seems they used this particular method to try and detect as they KNEW she had self administered the drug right before death:

The propofol level of the blood sample was measured with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry after liquid-liquid extraction.

1877 days ago
84.

Maui Girl    

OMG!!!! Michael Jackson is DEAD????? WTF? When did THIS happen????????

1877 days ago
85.

Speechless    

Before last Thursday I had not heard of this site, needless to say, since then I would hazard a guess that everybody now knows of this site... please don't slate TMZ for covering Michael Jackson's sad sad death, this appears to be the only site that knows what is going on. Fans and most of joe public want to know what is going on, who did what to whom, was there foul play, etc etc. Be proud of this website for covering this sad story and getting it right.
I never realised just how much a celebrity death could affect me,until now that is. I grew up listening to the Jackson 5 and then of course just Michael. I was lucky enough to see him live twice in London, my kids have grown up listening to his music and really enjoying it and enjoying watching his videos. He was a true entertainer, he had it all, except the love that he so longed for. All these celebrities that now declare their love, admiration, etc etc where were they when he needed friends the most ... nowhwere to be seen,now they are falling over themselves to make a quote, to be seen to be mourning his death, they should crawl back into the woodwork where they have come from!!!
I hope the doctor's involved get the book thrown at them, regardless of who they care for be they celebrities or joe blogs, they have an ethical duty to look after the patient and tell them no, but it appears that these money grabbing low life have no ethical morals at all and have now left three children fatherless.
I hope that Michael can now get the peace he so deserves in death that he never got in life. God rest your soul Michael Jackson and God bless your children because now they will need more protection from the baying press and public then ever before..xxx

1877 days ago
86.

workisgood    

Karl Malden passed away today. I hope TMZ can make room for at least a small story on that.

1877 days ago
87.

Trini2    

what does it matter people. He isn't the first to die of an overdose and he hell sure wouldn't be the last. Obviously stardom and being in the public eye is not something everyone can handle and unless you seek help from outside (someone who will respect your privacy in life and death...hmmm...sure is hard to find) and you have your immediate family to support you, this is what happens. The end result for alot of hollywood stars. Sad but true. Michael's loneliness did this to him. He is only human so it's not surprising. Try having the world judging you, worst if you are innocent.

1877 days ago
88.

Gladys    

WOOOOOOOOOOOWW!!!! So how the hell did he "pass" these physicals for these insurance companies? He didn't just start shooting up these last 2 weeks? Isn't Murray a Surgeon? Couldn't he get these drugs himself? He has 3 practices? did they check the inventory? Can they check what comes in and what goes out of these doctor's offices or is it a free for all?

1877 days ago
89.

donald    

i know we all want to find out what happened to mr jackson but please leave the other bussiness to the rest of his family such as the custody of the children and his will tht is a private matter and let the jackson family grieve in peace paparattzii you all hounded diana princess of wales and tht poor lady died you never went on this much about elvis so back off the jacksons

1877 days ago
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Mr On it    

Good Point Wolf!

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