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Jackson Doc -- I Gave Michael Demerol

7/9/2009 9:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Arnie Klein, Michael Jackson's longtime friend and dermatologist, admits to giving MJ Demerol -- one of the strong painkillers we're told Jackson sought out.

Dr. Arnie Klein: Click to watch
Klein says it was only "on occasion" to sedate him, and when asked about the drug Diprivan -- the brand name for the drug Propofol, which was found in Jackson's house when he died -- Klein said he was aware Michael was using it but warned him of its dangers.

As for fathering Michael's kids, Klein admits to donating sperm once -- to a sperm bank -- not specifically to Jackson. Klein hedged on whether he was the father of Jackson's kids but at one point said he was not.

Klein also strongly intimated he felt Debbie Rowe should get the kids -- because he felt Katherine was too old and Joe was out of it. Interestingly, Klein didn't go to the memorial and as we reported, the Jackson family gave LAPD a list of doctors they were suspicious of -- and Klein was on the list.

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46.

Abby    

MJ WAS SEEN THREE DAYS BEFORE THE KING'S DEATH AND REALLY I DON'T CARE IF THIS GUY IS THE BIOLOGICAL FATHER OF MJ KIDS, HE HAS SOLD THE KIDS OUT FOR SO LONG ANDN ONLY GOD KNOWS HOW MUCH MJ GAVE HIM, I DON'T CARE WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THE JACKSONS, THERE IS NOTHING AS THICK AS WATER, THIS IS THE FAMILY THAT BROUGHT MJ OUT TO BE WHO HE IS TODAY, READING FROM CNN, FAMILY MEMBERS HAS TRIED TO HELP HIM OUT BUT REFUSE, INN THIS KIND OF SITUATIONS ADDICTS ONLE HANG THEMSELF AROUND PEOPLE THAT SAY YES TO THEM IN EVERYTHING AND THAT IS WHY WE ALLTHINK THE FAMILY IS NEVER THERE FOR HIM, NO MATTER WHAT THEY HAVE ALL GONE THROUGH, FAMILY WILL ALWAYS BE FAMILY. WHO AMONG ALL THESE PEOPLE DO U SEE AROUND MJ EVRYDAY DURING THEH TRIAL? NON OF THIS KILLERS EXCEPT HIS FAMILY. THERE IS NOTHING AS STRONG AS THE BOND OF A FAMILY. R.I.P

1934 days ago
47.

skyflier    

why is this moron on tv.. its people like him who have ruined mj mentally. he should be locked up...strange how supposed close ones change once your gone.. wouldnt be suprised if he along with debbbie rowe do come out to take custody of the kids as all they see is all the cash that is left for them. long may katherine live so these idiots dont come anywhere near the children.

1934 days ago
48.

EPGirl    

Is he even supposed to talk about his patient?
What about confidenciality??


1934 days ago
49.

berpet    

On forehand, sorry for my poor English, I'm a Dutchman.
But what really struck me during this interview is the big difference between when Dr. Klein talks and when he was talked to by Larry.
Notice that he's constantly looking away when talking and only looks into Larry's eyes when asked questions.
This body language is the protoype of a notorious liar.
A fixed eye contact to be absolutely sure to understand the question followed by a non eye-contact in order not to be disposed when telling your "story".
I'm pretty sure the man is lying since especially doctors are trained to look the patient in the eyes when something has to be explained.

1934 days ago
50.

Lex    

Yes he is weird, strange looking and maybe he gave MJ drugs a couple of times--but he also treated him so how appropriate it was is a medical question. Are you all going to look for a scapegoat for the next few years or what? Michael was an addict and he sought drugs with his fame and power he was going to get them if you consider every other drug seeker eventually does! As for the kids-yes they should go to Debbie Rowe. For one thing NONE of us know what arrangement, agreement or intimidation she had at Michael's hands. She may have done him a favor but I doubt she knew he was going to die. The Jackson family is weird--end of it. They all turn up in sunglasses and LaToya and Reebie with hats that look ridiculous. They are "showpeople" who are nearer a circus side show than anything else. Katherine is OLD and Joe is wacked out and the runner up is Diana Ross. I think they should ideally have a 50/50 custody so the children get used to Debbie Rowe and eventually can be transferred to her care as Katherine ages. This way they stay with both the family they have known and also their biological mother. People need to stop thinking with their sympathy and ill-informed judgement and start thinking about the children.

1934 days ago
51.

chicagogal11    

I saw the interview on Larry King.
This doctor was full of contradictions.
As a dermatologist he seemed to overstep his expertise many many many times.
He claimed he rebuilt Michael's nose with Restyline but Restyline is only temporary and last at the most 6 months.
He also claimed he invented facial fillers in 1979- he sounded a bit crazy.
He said to King that he thought Jackson's mom was too old to raise teenagers not realizing that Larry King is in his 70's and raising kids alot younger.
Talk about foot in mouth.

1934 days ago
52.

MADRADDER    

This guy is so guilty. It doesn't matter what he says, if he's innocent, the evidence will come back as such. He needs to shut his trap in the meantime. I bet you can believe about 10% of what he says.

1934 days ago
53.

Deepthought    

I agree the comments this Dr. makes seem a bit suspicious. That aside, does it REALLY matter if Michael is the kids biological father? He loved and raised them and they love him. He IS their father.
Can't we just get past all this. A great artist and human being is gone. Isn't it enough just to have appreciation for what he brought to the world in his music??

1934 days ago
54.

opi    

Quote: Michael needed help and there was nobody in his circle that cared enough about him. I believe the family wanted to help, but he hid it from them because he didn't want them to know that things had gotten out of control.

That is false. There was a report on CNN that in 2007, Jacko told his security not to let in his brothers and Janet to his house in Vegas for an intervention. Anyone who tried to get him off drugs was pushed away. HE called the shots, and surrounded himself with enablers. HE made that decision.

1934 days ago
55.

MG    

Was this dude DRUNK on Larry King Live last night. I couldn't watch him -- one wonky eye (or maybe that was a drug effect)., but he seemed totally out of it. Lord, I'd be skeered to have him as a doctor....worse yet, a surgeon!

1934 days ago
56.

brigha UK    

It hurts me to see all the terrible headlines about MJ. Here in the UK the papers are full of rubbish about his brain being removed. I hope to God his family don't see them. The world is full of so many really evil people which deserve this level of hatred, so why single out MJ? What did he ever really do that was so bad? Sure he was screwed up, but he doesn't deserve all this rubbish - nobody does. As for the kids: they have a right to get to know their mother if they so wish. I read that the mother had a good relationship with Debbie Rowe - lets hope they can work something out for the kids sake. Also, after Lady Di died, the newspapers here made an agreement with the palace to leave her sons alone to enjoy their childhood. Perhaps America could give the same respect to the children of MJ.

1934 days ago
57.

wirhol    

why should Debbie Rowe, have anything to do with the Children, i think the Dr. wants to marry Rowe and then sponge off the Jackson's SHAME ON YOU DOCTOR! one of the THRILLER KILLERS!

SHAME ON YOU ALL, you will get what you deserve!

1934 days ago
58.

opi    

Quote: Here in the UK the papers are full of rubbish about his brain being removed.

His brain WAS removed for testing by the coroner.

1934 days ago
59.

manuela    

quoting 61:HE called the shots, and surrounded himself with enablers. HE made that decision.

I say EXACTLY...nobody MADE him take those drugs, he asked for it and if he didn't get them he simply found someone new who would supply whatever he wanted.............M.J. WAS a Drug Addict, simple..........

1934 days ago
60.

sweetie    

What the hek!!!!! So if you knew our world icon, Michael Jackson was using a deadly combination of drugs while not take them away. You are such an enabler Dr. Klein!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you know Jackson was using a drug that was only found in hospitals why not take it away or do an intervention! You could have prevented a world icon's death! He was love by everyone; you not doing an intervention and allowing him to continuously use the drug/s obviously led to his death. You just let a "drunk" friend get behind the wheel and drive home "Drunk". You should have taken the keys away which would have prevented his death! RIP Michael. I wish I would have been there, you would probably still be alive..!!!!!!!!!!!!

1934 days ago
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