29th August 2020 – An autopsy on Michael Jackson, the King of Pop who died from a prescription drug-induced cardiac arrest in 2009, revealed a cocktail of prescription drugs in his body including the sedative propofol which ultimately killed him, as well as another drug called Flomax. Weighing just 8st 10oz, his lungs were so scarred possibly by an autoimmune condition while his hips, thighs and shoulders were covered in what appeared to be injection marks.
Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray who was convicted of manslaughter for administering the fatal dose of propofol and jailed for four years revealed that Jackson was suffering from an enlarged prostate, meaning he ‘took hours to urinate’. The drug was meant to shrink his prostate to allow him to urinate normally. Murray also claimed that Jackson was also incontinent and would constantly leak urine. He had to wear black trousers to hide when he urinated uncontrollably.
At night, the doctor had to even help him wear a condom catheter to prevent him from urinating uncontrollably. He had a loss of sensation and was incontinent.
He continued: “Michael didn’t know how to put a condom on, so I had to do it for him.
“He wore dark trousers all the time because after he went to the toilet he would drip for hours.”
The doctor also explained why Jackson was wearing white socks as he had to hide his deformed feet caused by agonising callouses and a fungal infection. He refused treatment and developed an addiction to painkillers that would prove fatal when he suffered a cardiac arrest sparked by the anaesthetic propofol in June 2012.
According to friends of the late singer, his high-pitched voice was actually fake, with some claiming that behind closed doors he spoke with a ‘deep’ voice. As the story goes, his softly-spoken manner was a direct result of his father Joe allegedly forcing him to undergo ‘chemical castration’ when he was just 13 in a bid to delay puberty and keep his singing voice high. Murray, 67, claimed Jackson told him he’d been given hormone injections as a teenager, but made him swear never to tell anyone.
However, Jackson’s good friends Liza Minnelli and David Gest once contradicted his account, letting slip that the star had a second, secret voice.”I think people don’t know the real him. He doesn’t talk like [that],” the David told US chat show host Larry King in 2002.
Excerpt of this article appeared in The Daily Mirror.