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    Tue, 15 Nov 2011 14:19:55

    Michael Jackson's Former Manager to Reveal His Drug Use in New Book - He reveals that Jackson had been an addict for quite some time

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    Michael Jackson is a hot topic, posthumously, as is his drug use. His former personal assistant and one-time manager Frank Cascio has penned an explosive tell-all book called My Friend Michael: An Ordinary Friendship With an Extraordinary Man discusses Jackson's usage of the dangerous drug propofol, the surgical anesthetic that killed him. Propofol is not meant to be used outside of the operating room, but that's how Jackson used it.

    According to the Associated Press, Cascio makes the blockbuster claim that Jackson had been taking the powerful anesthetic to help him sleep for at least a decade before his death. Wow. Just wow. Keep in mind that Dr. Conrad Murray, Jackson's personal doctor at the time of his death, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter last week for injecting the singer with the drug. You just can't fuck around with drugs like that.

    Cascio said that Jackson's drug use began in the mid-1980s when he started taking painkiller Demerol. Jermaine Jackson also recently confessed his brother had become addicted to Demerol in 2001.

    Cascio confessed that he paid off Jackson's doctors and put his own name on prescriptions to hide the singer's medical problem. Another wow, just wow moment. He also said he saw Jackson take propofol. He revealed that the singer was late to one of his 2001 anniversary shows in New York because he was drugged in his dressing room!

    Yikes. Poor Michael. He couldn't conquer so many of his demons.

    Do you plan to read Frank Cascio's book?

    —Frank TJ Mackey
    11.15.11



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