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Nurse: I Warned Jackson of Drug Risks

7/1/2009 8:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Cherilyn Lee, a registered nurse who Michael Jackson allegedly begged to supply him with the dangerous drug Diprivan, was on "Good Morning America" -- saying she warned him about the medicine, telling him "you might not wake up the next morning."

Cherilyn Lee: Click to watch
As TMZ first reported, Propofol -- the generic name for Diprivan -- was found in Jackson's house after he died.

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marie    

UGLY BITCH WHAT MIRROR YOU LOOKING IN EVERY.DAY................. CAUSE IT AINT TELLING YOU THE TRUTH GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE MONIE GRABBING BITCH

1919 days ago
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Cammie    

Another highly suspect person who has recently been on the payroll just trying to save her fanny. Anyone who has watched the news in the past couple of years knows Former Governor and present Attorney General Edmund Gerald Brown of the State of California is going to be all over this case as there are far too many similarities between this death and that of Anna-Nicole Smith. As Dr. Deepak Chopra indicated, a growing number of medical doctors are abusing their license to practice medicine and are becoming nothing more than deep-pocket "drug dealers" and they and the pharmaceutical industry must now be stopped. They need to have their licenses revoked and spend time in prison!

Everyone needs to get on the bandwagon....

1919 days ago
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MJFan4LIFE    

I agree mark. She could have said something sooner. If she really cared for Michael and was as concerned as she says, she would have done something. Made it public, went to the family, even report it to the police of dangerous drugs in the home. Now I bet her pockets are getting filled with cash when goin' on Larry King, Anderson Cooper, and other news shows. What a shame... -Steve

1919 days ago
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the truth hurts huh    

A lot of you people need to get off the blogs and go take an English spelling and grammar course. Seriously. Go get educated.

1919 days ago
20.

Horhay    

It amazes me the amount of people that are coming out of wood work. On a local news cast here they had an interview with a vas driver for Michael Jackson form the early 80's and a dancer from his thriller video....

1919 days ago
21.

jds    

how can a nurse supply drugs?

1919 days ago
22.

Karen    

Some of you people have no business posting in here about someothing you know nothing about. First of all, why bash the nurse. WHO COULD SHE HAVE TOLD????? Do you think she could have gone to the police saying "Oh, Michael Jackson wants me to get Propofol for him". IF someone did, in fact supply and administer this anesthetic, THEY should be prosecuted for manslaughter. This drug is routinely used only by anesthesiologists in a monitored setting. We, as RN's CANNOT administer this drug. We can only care for the patient who receives it. The fact that he even knew the name of this stuff is suspect. This man was a (barely) walking pharmaceutical company.

1919 days ago
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marilyn    

U know its sad that this woman held back about this if it did really happen, God knows all the lies so far comming out about this poor man. I grew up watching micheal jackson and i hope one day they will know he was a real honest good hearted man. So what if he was different from all u god send people. . I will miss micheal big time god bless him and his family

1919 days ago
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THE CHILDREN ARE NOT BEING PROPERLY SUPERVISED...PERIOD!    

Look you IDIOTS, "STOP" blaming Michael Jacksons own faults on other people. Michael Jackson died a VICTIM he was always going to be a VICTIM, everybody else was going to be the fault of his problems. Michael created his problems but EVERYBODY else is going to be the blame. Michael Jackson was PATHETIC, lets just call it what it is period.

1919 days ago
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DrTrish    

If she's a nurse practitioner, she could prescribe. A regular RN could access them, if not directly presccribe. She refused to get them for him, and she warned him not to take them. If she was his health-care provider, she was bound by rules of confidentiality not to go public, and even if she had, the same people who are questioning her now would have been questioning her then. It would have been just another sordid allegation. I'm not a lwayer, but I wonder about rules of confidentiality after a patient's death, as well - perhaps she's not bound by the same rules anymore, post-mortem?

Michael's family knew he had a problem. Even if the nurse had gone to them, they would have said they already knew. If he wanted to get drugs, he could get drugs. Every addict is like that. t's simple; it's just that with his presumed resources, he had access to fresh enablers all the time.

1919 days ago
26.

sam    

..but, why would he take those drugs in the first place

1919 days ago
27.

Jaz    

Hahaha SHE IS LYING. Anything for money. Why?
Michael's peeps had not contacted her in 3 months. Then out of the blue he called he was calling for her. To fly from florida to save his life. With all the doctors he had around. [why would he call that RN] what makes her better than every doctor.

ALSO. SHE HAS NOT SPOKEN TO THE POLICE. PLEASE WATCH CNN. WHERE THEY CONFIRM THINGS TRUE AFTER THEY QUESTION PEOPLE.

She got tangled in her lies on cnn.
This is sad. everybody wants a stinking bookdeal.

1919 days ago
28.

Fabio    

I really think the truth may never be known, because there are too much interests. Moreover I really hope someone will be put in the jail, 'cause I think someone had the blame...and in this case is an homicide, not a natural dead.

1919 days ago
29.

fan    

I just reported her to the nursing board in California. Clearly she is violating HIPPA laws by even speaking about a patient. I saw her on Larry King and Anderson Cooper giving patient information down to his skin being very dry. Shaquille O'Neal being her patient and she treats him for lethargia. Clearly this woman has broken the law. Please contact California board of nursing and complain about her. The more the better.

1919 days ago
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Hillary    

This RN is a disgrace! Her self-serving actions are easily transparent. As a RN myself, I find her behavior offensive. Her interaction with Mr. Jackson is confidential, period. If she was sincerely concerned and felt she had something important to contribute to the investigation of MJ's death (and even then, there are professional boundaries), a responsible professional nurse would have gone to the authorities to express any concerns. That's what I would have done and that's what the RN's I know would have done - we'd never to go to the media! How trashy! She should be ostracized by all for her actions. SHAME ON HER!

1919 days ago
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