Michael Jackson’s long-time dermatologist Dr. Arnie Klein visited ‘Larry King Live’ on Wednesday evening (July 8), revealing that the singer said that he was at one time using Diprivan to sleep at night. Klein also discussed the possibility of he was the father of Michael’s children and the pop star suffering from lupus and vitiligo.
“He was very proud of his black heritage,” Klein said when asked if Jackson was desirous of being white. “He changed the world for black people. We now have a black president.” As for why Jackson evened out his blotched skin by lightening instead of darkening it, Klein responded, “Well, yes, that’s ultimately what the decision had to be, because there was too much vitiligo to deal with and you can’t – he would have to wear heavy, heavy makeup on stage, which would be ridiculous. And he couldn’t really go out in public without looking terribly peculiar.”
Highlights from the interview at Turner.com have since been removed.
CNN: Michael Jackson’s Body Had Numerous Track Marks, Was Lily White & Bald
July 9, 2009 – CNN’s Randi Kaye reported on the investigation into the cause of Michael’s death. Kaye heard from a source that the King of Pop had numerous track marks on his arms and numerous bottles of prescription medication where found at the home he was renting, described as “dangerous drugs”. The source added that Jackson was “lily white from head to toe” and that “his scalp was bald”. Video of the segment at Turner.com has since been removed.