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MJ Was On the Hunt For The Perfect Anesthesiologist

2/17/2011 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson was such a hard-core drug addict ... he actually interviewed an anesthesiologist  to follow him to London to "take care of him."

Michael Jackson Doctor

Jackson -- who had a well-documented Propofol addiction for years before his death -- tried recruiting Dr. David Adams, a Las Vegas anesthesiologist, to go on tour with him in 2009.

We've learned Dr. Adams told LAPD investigators that several months before MJ's death ... Dr. Conrad Murray and Michael met with Dr. Adams and said, "We think it would be great to have an anesthesiologist go on the [This Is It] tour."

Turns out Dr. Adams had a history with Michael ... he had put MJ under with Propofol four times in two years for various procedures.

Adams thought about it and texted Murray, "I'd like to be on board.  Let's talk about it."  But MJ and Murray never contacted him again.

Murray's defense team spokesperson Miranda Sevcik says, "Dr. Murray did not know David Adams."  But Sevcik did say the defense has subpoenaed Dr. Adams for the trial.



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Susan62509    

Hard core drug addict? Well-do***ented propofol addiction? If TMZ is going to print it, then prove it as well. Here's the other side of the story:

Murray told police that between March and April of this year, Jackson called him in Las Vegas and asked him to arrange a meeting with Dr. David Adams. Adams, Murray said, administered propofol to Jackson at an unnamed cosmetologist’s office. Records also mention that Jackson was given conscious sedation at the singer’s request.

There are conflicting reports over Murray's statements to police. Attorney Libo Agwara (for Dr. Adam’s) said Murray has the story all wrong. “If Dr. Murray actually said that, he was lying," Agwara said. “Dr. Murray has never observed my client administer Propofol to Michael Jackson."

Agwara admitted Adams had given Jackson Propofol before -- on three or four occasions in 2008 -- all for dental procedures.

Conscious sedation is a type of sedation in which the sedated individual can respond to verbal directions, but he or she feels little to no pain, and has an altered level of consciousness. This level of sedation is used for medical procedures in which it is necessary for the patient to be responsive, and also for minor procedures which do not merit the use of general anesthesia.
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MJ's past medical history has nothing to do with the negligence committed by Murray that ultimately killed MJ.

Articles like this only proves how desperate CM's defense is.

1162 days ago
17.

elaine    

propofol is nonaddictive

1162 days ago
18.

laura    

the thing that never learns is respect for Michael, eh??

1162 days ago
19.

get real    

If This is True with this OTHER So called Dr. MJ Would have died anyway with all the IV sleep. MURRY just happened to be the Dr on Board at the time. Any Dr that would do that outside a medical setting is Wrong. Poor MJ was an Addict. He Had the Money to Buy what he wanted, Just Like Sheen. People, Including some Drs will do anything for the right price.

1162 days ago
20.

Midwestnormal    

These MJ fans are fricken loonie as all hell. Dude is dead cause he was a JUNKIE plain and simple if it wasnt Dr Murray that had given him his drugs of choice it would have bee someone else (and I believe otheres did as well) So blame no one but MJ grown ass man made the decision to be a junkie and he died end of story

1162 days ago
21.

Lễ hội Đền Hùng    

I love comment: MJ is alive, he faked his death.

1162 days ago
22.

JLa    

Great post Susan62509 I agree with you!!

Plus: TMZ this is non-story just another way to help the defense!!

1162 days ago
23.

Chell     

TMZ please keep reporting all the information regarding Michael's death. People need to open their eyes and realize Michael was a drug addict for over 20 years and up until the day he died. They need to realize Michael chose drugs over being a father to his children. They need to realize due to his drug addiction (he paid big money for many years to many doctors for prescribed meds) Michael left his children fatherless. They need to realize his family tried many times to intervene and he denied his drug problem. His family is pissed because their "personal bank" does not exist anymore.

1162 days ago
24.

SantaFeJack    

And the plot thickens! The trial should be one incredible circus...I expect it will make the OJ trial look positively sedate. Sad, but true.

1162 days ago
25.

barf    

any DOCTOR that administers anaesthesia to help a patient get some sleep should go to jail!

sleeping is a completely different chemical process in the body that being knocked out by propofol or whatever substance to perform surgery! and every doctor/physisian knows that!

these people have no morals if they'd do this for money!

this whole case is bogus and each report on it is just whack!

karma is a bitch and it will bite all these guys involved in the a$$!

greedy mofos!

1162 days ago
26.

Ulja    

Oh! one more doctor wishing to earn on an artificial sleep! As in one known film: "On his place there should have been I!"

1162 days ago
27.

LC4Michael    

Another tablid story about MJ's so-called addictions. No one knows for sure that this is fact or fiction. Sure does make good headlines though. Different assumptions made about Michael every single day and for what? The man is dead!

Conrad Murray is the one on trial here, not Michael Jackson. So TMZ and all the other tabloids can bring up all the garbage they want and it still does not matter. The trial will show that Murray who was attending to a patient was using unorthadox measures to treat insomnia. He was reckless and negeligent in his medical care of this patient. He covered up evidence. He did not know how to perform CPR correctly. He delayed calling 911.

This trial is about Conrad Murray and his substandard medical care of a patient. So keep the stories coming, because it does not matter. Michael Jackson is not on trial here!

1162 days ago
28.

LC4Michael    

Posted at 4:25 AM on Feb 17, 2011 by Susan62509

Thank you!

1162 days ago
29.

Master Po    

Dont you love how the mindless minions are calling this a lie? As if they where sitting the pedophile drug addict freak show 24/7. Just because you spend your worthless life sitting on youtube watching videos made by other brain dead morons dont make you an MJ expert.

Hey since you are paying attention when MJ paid off that little boy back in the day how was able to perfectly describe MJ taint? How would a child know what it looks like under his balls? Just another little odd fact the mindless like to ignore cause they cant explain it.

1162 days ago
30.

Different Rules Apply    

Well do***ented addiction to Propofol? How in God's name does one become addicted to anesthesia? This is just the tip of the iceberg of how corrupt the medical profession has become, if you can pay enough, you can get anything you want. Very sad that this was allowed to happen. "First, do no harm..." listen up docs, have you forgotten your oath?

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