Michael Jackson held a sign to fans outside screaming “I love you Michael” reading “I love more” from his room on the fourth floor of the Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria, California on Wednesday (February 16), where he stayed overnight after being admitted on Tuesday with the flu. Judge Rodney Melville called a recess until next week in the jury selection phase of Jackson’s child molestation trial. Check out pictures from GettyImages.
Why Jackson Was Rushed To Hospital
February 18, 2005 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Thursday night, “As you know on Tuesday, Michael was rushed to the hospital with nausea, dizziness and vomiting. Apparently on the way to the courthouse his lawyers must have showed him all the evidence against him. … I was trying to see if there were any stories in the news that are not about Michael Jackson. Here’s one – NASA officials say they found possible evidence of life on Mars. No, that sounds like a Michael Jackson joke too. … According to the Billboard web site, La Toya Jackson is coming out with a new album. Hey, you know, forget Michael’s problems. Can’t we get a court order to stop this? This seems really more important.”
Kobe Bryant Named A Witness In Jackson’s Defense
February 17, 2005 – David Letterman joked during his Late Show monologue on Wednesday night, “Kobe Bryant is a witness for the defense in the Michael Jackson trial. That makes a lot of sense too. When you think character witness, you think Kobe Bryant! … Michael Jackson was rushed to the hospital yesterday due to the flu. His condition has since been upgraded from serious to creepy.”
Jackson Is Doing Fine Now
February 17, 2005 – Craig Ferguson joked during his Late Late Show monologue on Wednesday night, “Michael Jackson checked into a hospital yesterday for the flu. But he’s doing fine now. Today he was dangling his doctor from a balcony. … Doctors say he will be fine and back to freaking people out within 72 hours.”