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Michael Jackson

Former Manager Says Propofol Use Began in 1999

11/13/2011 4:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Michael Jackson took Propofol as early as 1999, a former manager claims in a new book -- and says Jackson was late to his 30th anniversary concerts because he was drugged up. 

Frank Cascio, a former personal assistant to Jackson who eventually became his close friend and manager, writes that he first noticed Jackson taking Demerol in 1993 during his "Dangerous" tour. He says Jackson was first introduced to the drug in 1984, after Jackson burned his head during a Pepsi commercial shoot. 

In the book, an advanced copy of which was obtained by the AP, Cascio claims Jackson took Propofol in 1999 after a stage accident in Munich.

Cascio says he spoke to Jackson's siblings about his drug use in 2001 and they tried to approach Jackson about it -- but MJ "simply pushed them away."

Writing about Jackson's death, Cascio says Michael "died in his endless quest to attain some inner peace."


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76.

en Todo Momento!!    

IT WAS AN ACCIDENT!!!! LEAVE MURRAY ALONE!!!

982 days ago
77.

gayforliztaylor    


mj's ill-fitting bad wigs. gold pants, red lipstick,

old, drugged zombie mj face.


fake boys with fake dying-of-cancer stories.
fake father.

mj the abuser AND LIAR, LIKE JOE & KATHERINE SCRUSE--father & mother

after reading about propofol in 2009, mj had fake excuses for drugs....

poor defenseless mj

982 days ago
78.

gayforliztaylor    

mjj.altervista.org/immagi*****llerie/MJ_VIP/images/MJ%20&%20David%20Gest_jpg.jpg

MJ HAS BEEN ADDICTED TO PRESCRIPTION MEDS EVER SINCE HE STARTED HIS TRANSFORMATION TO BE LIZ TAYLOR, physically & mentally. He was still wetting himself & sleeping with a blonde boy doll. he had pictures of children looking at him as he slept. MJ was a liar and a functioning drug addict.

He was never going to make it through all of those concerts. He only agreed to do the concerts because he was broke after spending $6 million a year for housing, & expensive vacation & gifts for gavin arvizo. AEG was paying for everything in 2009. This is why the Jacksons didn't want the tii do***entary to get out.

982 days ago
79.

gayforliztaylor    

982 days ago
80.

Nasiba    

NOBODY EVER WROTE A BOOK ABOUT MJ WHEN HE WAS ALIVE. EVERYBODY GOT INSPIRED AFTER MJ's DEATH. DID YOU NEED HIS DEATH TO BE INSPIRED? WHY DIDN'T YOU HAVE INSPIRATION BEFORE?

THANKS TO MJ YOU STARTED WRITING BOOKS, IF THERE WAS NO MJ I JUST WONDER HOW YOU WOULD PROFIT.

NEVER MAKE FRIENDS WITH ANYONE. WHILE YOU ARE FRIENDS EVERYTHING IS OK, WHEN YOU BREAK IT, THEY WILL BADMOUTH YOU. THAT'S WHY I DON'T HAVE CLOSE FRIENDS, AND I AM NOT EVEN GOING TO MAKE IT. GOLDEN MEAN!


WE LOVE YOU MICHAEL, NO MATTER HOW YOUR FRIENDS BADMOUTH YOU!

RIP, LOVE YOU!

982 days ago
81.

Jackie    

****I think MJ got to know Propofol because of all his surgeries. Probably his insomnia got so bad that one day he thought "hey what about that stuff they give you for surgery?..that works instantly"...then probably he offered up $$$ to some greedy stupid DR and he actually hooked him up on it..............and that's probably how the ball got rolling..The defense/Murray tried to make it out like MJ was constantly on Propofol all the time for years...highly doubtful. He probably got it here and there..maybe a few times/year. ANYWAYS Michael led such a sad and lonely life, he practically had to pay for people's friendship. Even Elizabeth Taylor wasn't 100% IMO I believe MJ had to buy her a $500,000 necklace to appear with him in a special or something.....my heart really does break for him.

982 days ago
82.

gayforliztaylor    

2001- niceGest says mj was looking like an Addams family member. he couldn't stop getting his face demolished. gest had nose jobs too. lmao

982 days ago
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84.

BEVERLY    

Jacksonfive---With training and intelligence,and compassion,you learn who is trying to play you.There are a lot on TMZ I would classify as bullies.Who do not give a opinion,just want to spew STUPID remarks.WHY? so many on drugs,so many suicide's,Michael Jackson,to me was bullied to death.Find a flaw,and pick,and pick and pick.Dr Murray,is a pimple on the medical profession.His sole purpose was to SUPPLY Michael with propofol,He had NO OTHER PURPOSE.and that is why NO RECORD KEEPING.How Dr Murray can live with himself,that is going to be his problem.If Dr Murray was not thinking of himself,his girlfriends,and the large amount of money.he would have talked Michael into a seeing a psychiatrist,Michael was NOT READY,TO DO CONCERTS,much less 50.and how he got passed by the insurance company.is beyond me.Any doctor knowing night after night,Michael was being drugged,makes me ILL. Michael was a human being with feeling's and a whole lot of talent.

982 days ago
85.

gayforliztaylor    

because mj knew no one would examine him after the drug-free exam. he was the best and most successful, therefore he never was supposed to hurt anyone.

he was a stupid egomaniac. he broke the california law which prohibited doctor shopping. the child neglector had experience with sedatives because he chose the malpracticing plastic surgeons and dermatologists who also lied to protect their own reputations.

982 days ago
86.

LadyD    

Prayers and love for Michael's children and the Jackson family. Much love to all.

982 days ago
87.

wendy     

why was this not known at the trial as likely Jackson did overdose himself and this adds to the defences claim. I hope thereis an appeal to ths case

982 days ago
88.

BEVERLY    

Gayforliz----Your comments are a sign of a immature fool that opens mouth and nothing intelligent comes out,READ YOUR OWN COMMENTS.you and a few others,i can tell by your comments are "LOSERS"If your comments had SOME INTELLIGENCE,I would say you are giving your opinion,you are the bullies I was taking about,KNOW NOTHING AND YET MOTOR MOUTH.There are people who are not brain dead,like T,MESEREAU.Attorney,who understood his client,you know nothing yet can be a expert on everything Michael.Reading your comments sounds you never made it pass grade school.

982 days ago
89.

jaci    

There have been books about MJ and the Jackson five long before he died, they didn't just appear. Everyone that worked for him was forced to sign a confidentiality agreement, he paid a settlement to his maid that caught MJ and her son naked together in a sleeping bag.

982 days ago
90.

Marie    

Why is everyone writing or saying stuff about Michael Jackson? He is dead and they are not letting him rest in piece. Everyone who remotely knew him are gossiping about him in books and magazines and TV shows. It sucks.

981 days ago
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