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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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katie10    

MJ a mess..yeah that makes sense, such a mess that they demand he do 50 shows not 10. such a mess but autopsy confirmed he was in perfect health. One minute he was fine, they say..then he was a mess. Autopsy also confirmed the man had VITILIGO, so the 'he wanted to be white' nonsense is ridiculous. It's a frickin skin disease.

This whole entire 'story' makes no sense! HOAX!

691 days ago
62.

Elizabeth    

Why didn't the promoters Take Michael to a hospital or put him into a treatment centre, maybe he'd be alive today!

691 days ago
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Dee    

if they were so scared why wasnt he taking to the hospital or DETOX, ......IT WAS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY, did anyone help that man, what a DISGRACE!!!! & IM TALKING ABOUT HIS DOCTORS IF THATS WHAT YOU CALL THEM....DISGRACE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :( THEY ALL KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON BUT IT WAS ALL ABOUT MONEY, NOT SAVING A LIFE,...........SO SAD

691 days ago
64.

George    

I'll never forget Michaels favorite song "Nasty Boys"

691 days ago
65.

Mark P    

And they all Got Paid Im sure.. and now that He Is dead there is an awful lot or People talking Smack and Sh*t!! about him People that really should have had HIS Best Interests at Heart and they Did Not.... are the People that were surrounding him before and during his death..Shame on them..It's a Damn Shame ,Damn Shame..

691 days ago
67.

jb    

Too much Jesus Juice can give you a bad hangover.

691 days ago
68.

OhWell    

What An Ugly
Little Shemale.

691 days ago
69.

Kathy Brolliar    

Just a waste of talent....it's very sad!

691 days ago
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Sunshine    

It must have been hell living with a guilty conscience.
I guess drugs,alcohol and propofol can help you cope.

691 days ago
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igor    

It is obvious that someone who smokes as much CRACK as he did would be a MESS. He thought he was WHITE ! Does that seem WEIRD to you !!!!!

691 days ago
72.

Sandy    

From the videos I saw, he didn't look like a mess on stage.

691 days ago
73.

gary triplett    

He's was nothing but a damn Queer anyway. I hated the look of him. The world is a better place now.

691 days ago
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JiLL1    

This is news that Michael Jackson was an emotional mess? He was an emotional mess when e started playing with chimps, sleeping with boys, dangling his kid over a balcony. The guy had severe emotional problems and no way in hell could he do 50 shows at 50 years old. These leaches didn't give a **** if he fell apart as long as they made a profit

691 days ago
75.

Ronnie    

Michael Jackson was the best by far, he was also on to many drug's and he was also gay , and yes he was broke , and he was scared of "This is it" Madonna is the only one that has any Ball's . She loves trouble and has been called everything but STUPID !

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