Michael Jackson’s father Joe tells News of the World that the King of Pop’s mother was to blame for his death by being unable to convince Michael to seek help for his prescription drug addiction. “Katherine was weeping uncontrollably and highly upset. But I didn’t give her a hug because I was MAD at her crying,” 80-year-old Joe said of their confrontation hours after MJ’s death. “I said, ‘If you had listened to me Michael would be living now!’ I kept thinking about the times I had stood in front of her saying something was wrong. I couldn’t bottle up my feelings. Katherine didn’t say a word – I had to get away from her. If she’d done what I asked, Michael would be here today. I am incensed with her. She could have made a difference.”
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