Hollywood.tv caught up with Larry King outside CNN’s studios in Los Angeles following his hosting of a special on Michael Jackson’s death on Thursday night (June 25). The talk show host said he was shocked about the death and had last spoken with Jackson in 2007 at Reverend Jesse Jackson’s Annual Awards Dinner. King had hoped Jackson would come on the show. Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Family Source: Painkillers Had Taken Over Michael Jackson’s Life
June 26, 2009 – With news of Michael’s death, the Daily Mail is expanding on their story last month that the singer was struggling to take part in rehearsals for his comeback tour, which was due to start in July at the O2 in London.
Alison Boshoff initially cited Jackson’s problems with painkiller use to explain why he’d only attended two out of more than 45 rehearsals, but a Jackson family source said he was “just not able to pick himself up out of the painkiller stupor” that he was in.
The unnamed insider added, “He has pain in his back and that is the reason for the drugs, but it is obvious that the painkillers have taken over his life. His family is telling him to ditch the medications and get on with the tour.”