Dr. Conrad Murray -- Saved by Secret Benefactors

6/24/2010 5:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0624_conrad_murray_EXD_GettyDr. Conrad Murray won't lose his Nevada medical license ... because some fat-pocketed friends lent Murray a big chunk of the money he owed in back child support

As we previously reported, Murray was behind on child support and under Nevada law the Medical Board can yank the license of a deadbeat dad.

We're told friends of Dr. Murray's -- fearful he would lose his medical license -- anted up the cash ... we do not know their identity.

Under the terms of the settlement, Murray will have to pay an extra hundred dollars a month to clear up the arrearage, in addition to what he is currently paying -- $1,003.