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Michael Jackson Was Generally Healthy When He Died


And the Jackson saga continues. His autopsy results indicate that, overall, he was in good health for a 50-year-old man.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s report shows Jackson’s weight of 136 pounds was in the acceptable range for a 5-foot-9 man. His heart was strong with no sign of plaque buildup. His kidneys and most other major organs were normal.

The singer did have health issues, however, including arthritis in the lower spine and some fingers, and mild plaque buildup in his leg arteries. Most serious was the condition of his lungs, which the autopsy report said were chronically inflamed and had reduced capacity that might have left him short of breath.

But the lung condition was not serious enough to be a direct or contributing cause of death, according to the document.

“His overall health was fine,” said Dr. Zeev Kain, chairman of the anesthesiology department at the University of California, Irvine, who reviewed a copy of the autopsy report for the AP. “The results are within normal limits.”

Basically all of this means that Michael died strictly of complications from the propofol and the benzodiazepines, which we already knew. This wasn’t a generally unhealthy man, he was just crazy about his insomnia, and he was unlucky enough to find a doctor willing to enable that insanity. The more I read about this case, the more I feel Dr. Murray ought to be convicted of homicide. Shit, dude, I tried to get my doctor to prescribe me a low dose of phentermine last week to help me lose ten pounds, and she was all like, “No way. Your BMI is in the normal range, so you need to focus on exercise and portion control.” I hate the term “portion control” so much. Like, who wants to eat the yummy stuff in reasonable portions? Why eat it at all if you have to control your portions? But the point is this: I knew she’d never prescribe it; it was a long shot. Of course no ethical doctor is going to prescribe phentermine for someone whose weight is in a normal BMI. And yet this asshole had Michael on propofol and three different types of benzos — for insomnia. It’s insane. This dude should go to jail forever.

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  • really, your doctor is right, dont put chemical rubbish in your body to loose weight.
    Love yourself as you are and follow a healthy lifestyle

  • dude, the first rule of trying to get drugs from your doctor is NEVER ASK FOR IT BY NAME

    tsk tsk tsk

  • yeah but if the patient was the most famous n ´richest´ popstar in the planet many dr´s. would had bent the rules a little bit too. it´s easy to judge but i honestly dont think dr. murray killed michael, i think michael was in a bad enviroment that sooner than later would have killed him.

  • I knew something had to be up when that first ‘coroner’s report’ was leaked; there’s no way he could have been 5′-whatever he was, only weigh around 110 lbs, and try to carry on a show like he was gearing up to do. I had a very serious pancreatic illness last year, and when I was finally discharged from the hospital (with a feeding tube, no less) I weighed 70lbs and was on such high doses of pain medication and benzodiazapines that I was exhausted all the time. Even getting up to go to the bathroom across the hall was a chore. I certainly didn’t want to go shopping everyday, much less schedule a concert series of 50 grueling shows.

    The arthritis is a different story, but that is definitely more manageable, pain-wise.

    Anyway, the point is that nothing in his paperwork showed that he was as sick as Murray and others were making him out to be. Murray should be stripped of his license and jailed accordingly.

  • I’m 16 and have had insomnia for the past 3 and a bit years. I’ve been to doctors for it, and they’re refusing to prescribe me any medication because of my asthma (other than that, I’m completely healthy), and because my insomnia isn’t drastically affecting my day to day life (in other words, it’s manageable).

    Why the hell would Michael’s asshole doctor prescribe him propofol and three different types of benzos? It doesn’t make sense, and he should be charged for homicide.

  • I wonder how much this coroner got paid to say that he really truly did have a “genuine skin condition”, and never got his skin bleached.
    Im not saying the skin condition doesnt exist, but did M.J have it to the extent that we saw his skin go? Hells no.