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Michael Jackson

Creepy 'I Can't Sleep' Letter

Yanked from Auction

5/30/2012 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A letter Michael Jackson wrote to Lisa Marie Presley -- complaining about the problem that ultimately killed the singer -- has been yanked from the auction block after Lisa Marie pitched a fit.

Lisa Marie has not said why she wanted the letter pulled, but it's pretty clear -- Michael struggled with sleep deprivation for years until he found a quick fix in the form of Propofol.

The letter -- written sometime between 1993 and 1996, reads as follows: "Smell here [arrow with box] Lisa I truly need this rest I haven't slept litterally [sic] in 4 days now. I need to be away from phones and Business people. I must take care of my health first Im' [sic] crazy for you Love Turd."

As TMZ first reported, Jackson was doctor shopping for Propofol before he hooked up with Conrad Murray.

So Julien's Auction in Beverly Hills -- the same company selling off Elvis' crypt -- has capitulated to Elvis' daughter. Owner Darren Julien tells TMZ, "I'm assuming it's a personal nature, and we wanted to honor the request and continue our good relationship with Ms. Presley."

We can read between the lines.

Creepy I Cannot Sleep Letter from Michael Jackson


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Angelina Greyer
MAY. 2012. MOSCOW!

879 days ago


His handwriting is like a little kid's...

879 days ago


Oh the romance they shared! It's like reading Lord Byron poetry on a warm summer's night! If my husband called me "love turd" I would just swoon.

879 days ago


If this is a note from MJ then MJ is obviously telling Lisa to "Leave Me Alone". Also, it shows that she knew about his sleeping problems yet due to her own bitterness and jealousy, called MJ a Junkie like her father, Elvis.

879 days ago

Rob J    

I'm fairly sure it's not supposed to be "love turd", but just "turd". As if you writing a card to somebody, and signed it "Love, Jennifer", etc. Turd is probably just a funny nickname Lisa Marie gave him, and he signed it to be funny. "Love, Turd"... except he left off the comma.

879 days ago


Basically, the letter (if written by MJ) is telling Lisa to "leave him alone". Also it shows that she was very aware of his sleep problems but due to her bitterness and jealousy, chose instead to call him a Junkie like her father, Elvis.

879 days ago


Obviously the "smell here " box is for cologne..Lots of people dab perfume or cologne on hand written letters.
Very sad he had this slep disorder for years and could not seem to get proper help from the doctors in his lives ..Evidently nobody wanted to let go of the famous Michael Jackson as a patient..
Had a surgeon and dermatologist passing him back and forth between them when he should have been seeing a sleep order specialist and someone specializing in Lupus..

879 days ago


Why is the letter creepy? Bc it has a smell box? It's probably her favorite cologne he wears or something. Whatever the case, this letter was obviously meant for one person's eyes only..what an invasion of privacy to just put it to auction. This really goes to show that Michael didn't have any good people surrounding him.

879 days ago


And it does show that MJ had a sleep problem for ever it seems..LMP likes to make it up as she goes along to salve her ego which was why she was blaming drugs for their break up, when in fact in the same interview with Oprah she saw no signs of drugs..
She should just admit her mother hated the guy and played on her insecurities about someone only loving her for being Elvis daughter and his musi, and moneyc.Wanting to have children to get into the Presley family..Seems LMP found out the hard way that wasnt true and was bitter for years when he got over her and moved on..
Too bad it took his death for her to get over herself and grow up and stop with the scorned , bitter ex wife business..
Now she writes songs like " I was wrong" , Am I a backstabbing liar ?..alittle too late I am afraid..

879 days ago

moe l.    

He has handwriting (or printing) like a 4-year old.

879 days ago

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Signing all those autographs you would think he had an incredible penmanship. Writing looks like it came from a 10yr old.

879 days ago

no shit..    

Seriously come on..that letter looks like it was written by a 7 yr old.....get real TMZ.... smell here ???? does propofol have a smell ??? if she did smell it and killed over from it would he have been charged with her death ?? but really....the handwritting.....

879 days ago

Mumra the Ever Living    

The handwriting looks like the kind that psycho's - you know, the kind of scrawl that people like pedophiles have.

879 days ago
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