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Michael Jackson

'This Is It' Promoters

Called Jackson a 'Mess'

9/2/2012 3:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0717_michael_jackson_article_gettyMichael Jackson was "an emotionally paralyzed mess" who was "scared to death" leading up to his planned "This Is It" concerts in 2009, this according to newly obtained emails sent by the promoters of the show.

In the emails, obtained by the LA Times, AEG's Randy Phillips traded messages back and forth with AEG President Tim Leiweke. In one email leading up to the 2009 press conference to announce the concerts, Phillips wrote, "MJ is locked in his room drunk and despondent ... I (am) trying to sober him up."

Phillips said Jackson was "an emotionally paralyzed mess," that Jackson was "scared to death," and that Phillips and Jackson's manager had to dress him. The press conference ended up being very brief and very strange.

The emails were part of the discovery in an ongoing lawsuit between AEG and the insurance company that backed the tour ... which is suing to get the $17.5 million policy nullified.

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bev    

Why is this drug user still in the news??????????????

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788 days ago
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bstill    

The picture of health he was not. He was probably wearing diapers and the whole "she" bang. Whacko Jacko was one sick I don't know what you'd call it.

788 days ago
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row83an    

may he rest in peace,in spite of all the cruel people,amen

788 days ago
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Rod    

The only person that could've saved Michael was Michael.

788 days ago
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Gretel    

Who'da thunk it? Seriously? MJ was a mess from the time he was 7 years old and became his father's cash cow. That was pretty much the end of whatever his life may have been.

788 days ago
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Dick    

Only in America to we put a Child Molester up on a pedistal!!!!

788 days ago
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RAYMOND    

WOULD WE LET HIM REST IN PIECE . NO WONDER WHY HE WAS MESS LOOK HOW EVERYONE IS IS ON A HUNT FOR HIS MONEY .

788 days ago
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Dian    

Did anyone think to get him help for his substance abuse. It seems to me that Doctor isnt the only one that should have been charged in his death

788 days ago
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Joy    

Michael Jackson was truly a gifted and good man who was bullied and lied about almost his entire life. If anyone condems Michael Jackson, then you also must condemn Mother Theresa of Calcutta and all the other saints who have given so much to this greedy and angry world.

788 days ago
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summerchaser    

Unfortunately Michael Jackson was an entity..... not since he was a little boy was he a person....... It must have been a terrible life..... never knowing if anyone in the room would be there if you weren't michael jackson everyone's meal ticket....... rip.........

788 days ago
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Linda    

Michael, unfortunately, had the best and the worst of this world. Nevertheless, he was very generous, kind, loving and talented beyond words. I was very honored to meet MJ one time, many years ago, here in NY and he was as sweet as can be. His passing hurt many of us, and we will miss him always. I know you people have to write something to keep your readers' attention, but how about if you leave Michael alone? For the first time ever, he is finally at Peace. We will always love and miss you Michael....

788 days ago
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George    

Michael's favorite lyrics " Oh you nasty, nasty boys!"

788 days ago
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jay    

MJ was an addict with lots of emotional problems...no boby is to blame we all knew one day he would bring on his early death..you cant live like that and live long..its not like he was the only messed up famous person to die like this...stop all the lawsuits ext leave it all be let the poor thing rip

788 days ago
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Bea    

Here's an insider opinion from someone who worked on "This Is It":

http://www.michaeljackson.com/us/node/386957

788 days ago
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