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Lou Ferrigno

Michael Seemed Fine to Me

9/28/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lou Ferrigno
-- Michael Jackson's friend and fitness guru for decades -- tells TMZ MJ showed no signs of physical distress during workouts, as recently as 2 weeks before the singer died.

Lou's account differs from some of the statements in court -- that Michael was deteriorating in the weeks before his death.  

Lou says two weeks before Jackson died, he went to MJ's home and trained him for an hour.  Michael did cardio on the treadmill, used the exercise ball, worked with some light weights, completed a bunch of core exercises, and did a lot of stretching. 

Lou says Michael's energy level was very good, but he did complain that he was upset because he was having trouble sleeping.

Lou says he had been training Michael 2 to 3 times a week for the tour ... and aside from seeming "very stressed out," he appeared in good health.

And this is eerie ... Lou says as he left Michael's house the last time -- two weeks before MJ's death -- Jackson said, "Take care of yourself."  Lou said, "I'm going to see you next week."  Michael just repeated, "Take care of yourself."  Lou feels Michael knew something bad was about to happen.


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1120 days ago


Lou is not only deaf he is dumb, any monkey who had such close access to him would have easily known jacko was not healthy and on the verge of death

1120 days ago


I agree with the other comments. How did Lou miss the fact that MJ weighted only 110 pounds? It is so sad how everyone in this tremondously sad case balmes everyone except for MJ! Maybe Lou missed it because MJ wore many layers of clothing to hide the fact he was wasting away...just like MJ refused to let his family memebers help him. As sad as it is MJ chose his own path the person responsible for MJ's death is MJ.

1120 days ago


He was not Okay. hat a crock. Michael was walking around in Pajamas for goodness sakes. He kept getting plastic surgery to get drugs and wasn;t he worth more dead than alive? He was not fit to preform. Ya'll are useing this man Dr.Conrad

1120 days ago


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1120 days ago


I hope this MJ trial ends this week so we don't have to see a hundred more stories about MJ and his problems. Enough!

1120 days ago

PRO US    

Lou did an amazing job as a personal trainer with Michael. Look at all the muscle that Michael put on and Michael's great muscle tone and great strength. If you pay Lou as much as Michael paid Lou, he can do the same for your body.

1120 days ago

PRO US    

Michael was benching 300 pounds and squatting 600 pounds. Michael ran a marathon in 4 minutes. Lou did an amazing job training Michael.

1120 days ago


Think about it. Lou is a FLUKE and should have been caught instantly in a lie.... If you were training him 2 to 3 times a week how come it was 2 weeks since you last saw him? He missed 6 sessions. That to me doesn't sound like OK! Especially when he said "take care of youself" YOU STERIOD IDIOT!!!!!

1120 days ago


The Hulk was training MJ?!! What, Richard Simmons wasn't taking calls that day. Obviously Lou thought MJ was OK because he couldn't hear his slurred speech.

1120 days ago


that should be easy.... obviously not ok

1120 days ago


Ferrigno is a nice guy.

As for his eerie feeling... //"Jackson said, "Take care of yourself." Lou said, "I'm going to see you next week." Michael just repeated, "Take care of yourself." Lou feels Michael knew something bad was about to happen."//...

Maybe he did have premonitions. Or maybe he just wasn't sure he would see Ferrigno next week, because of rehearsals. And as he turned out he didn't, and this was was still one week before he died.

1120 days ago

Michael Vallar    

Lou F. must be in Michael Jackson's payroll. Why else would he say Michael's fine. Look at his face! His nose is about to come off! is that fine?

1120 days ago


Michael Jackson said to his fans that he will see them in July while he announced the This is it concerts. There is no way he knew he was going to die soon.

1120 days ago
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