A former bodyguard who worked with Michael Jackson while he was in the UK back in 2009 claims that the late popstar knew he was going to die and told him so just days before he actually did. Apparently Michael was afraid he wouldn’t see his kids grow up, and unfortunately, he was too right.
MJ’s former bodyguard Matt Fiddes has revealed a shock new twist: Michael had chillingly predicted his own premature death and knew that he wouldn’t live long enough to see his children Paris, Prince Michael, 16, and Blanket, 11, grow up.
MJ made the emotional confession to his longstanding friend and former bodyguard Matt, 34, just three days before his death from a prescription drugs overdose on 25 June 2009.
Speaking to Now, Swindon-born Matt opens up about their last conversation and how Michael was secretly terrified that he hadn’t been a good dad.
‘Michael was like any dad who loved his children,’ says Matt.
‘He worried about them constantly. His kids were his life and his two eldest Prince and Paris were just about to enter their teens.
‘Michael realised that he’d never live long enough to see them grow into adults. With the pressure of his London comeback concerts and his poor health, Michael wasn’t in a good way at all.
‘The drugs and drinking had taken their toll on his body both mentally and physically. At his lowest ebb, when we spoke, he voiced his fears and just days later he passed.
‘The children were his life and he hated the fact that he wouldn’t be there to protect and nurture them. I think he felt he’d failed them.’
That’s a shame, if it’s actually true. Also, totally a different story than the one his ghost told. I feel bad even moreo given all the shit the kids have been through since he died, being bounced around between relatives who seem more concerned with getting hold of Michael’s money than they are about the kids’ well-being.