Thursday, 18 Apr 2024

Michael Jackson's ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley 'predicted' star's death saying 'doctors killed my father I won't let them kill my husband'

MICHAEL Jackson's ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley “predicted” the star's death saying “doctors killed my father and I won't let them kill my husband,” a doctor has claimed.

The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll died on August 16, 1977, after suffering from a heart attack, and was found lifeless in his gold pyjamas on the shagpile carpet in his Graceland mansion bathroom in Memphis, Tennessee.

The global superstar – who doted on his daughter, whom he described as the “biggest accomplishment” of his life – was a long-time abuser of opiates, which kill pain.

Lisa Marie has often spoken of her strong bond with her dad, telling ITV's Lorraine last year that she still feels "very connected" to him.

When she married Michael Jackson on May 26, 1994, their romance dominated headlines during the 1990s.

More than a year after they wed, she apparently challenged Dr Neil Ratner after he introduced her then-husband to a sedative, Propofol.

The star was given the fast-acting hospital sedative while he was being treated for low blood pressure and dehydration, reports the Mirror.

Ratner, an anaesthetist who calls himself “Rock Doc” on his website, recalled speaking with Lisa Marie in December 1995, as he helped treat Jackson after he collapsed during rehearsals.

He reveals in a new book that she predicted his death from Propofol in her "chilling" rant.

"I don't like so many doctors around Michael"

Ratner recalled that while Lisa Marie was visiting Jackson in hospital, shortly after speaking with him, she walked out of the ailing star's room, and approached the anaesthetist.

He said: "She came right to the point: 'I don't know who you are but I don't like so many doctors around Michael.' Before I could respond, she got right in my face: 'I don't like doctors – doctors killed my father, and I won't let them kill my husband'."

Elvis Presley's flamboyant personal physician, George Nichopoulos, who died at the of 88 in 2016, prescribed more than 10,000 doses of narcotics, sedatives and stimulants to the global superstar, in just the last eight months of his life.

Ratner, who was a close friend of Michael Jackson, admits to being the first doctor to give the Jackson Propofol, to treat his insomnia.

He administered the drug "off-label", in other words, nor for its intended purpose, 25 times from 1995.

Ratner claimed that it was the singer's drug use that prompted his split with Lisa Marie.

He explained that he overhead the pair having a heated row during a phone call.

Ratner said: "Michael became increasingly agitated and paced as he spoke. After five minutes, he hung up, saying, 'Rat, I'm not sure I can stay married to her'."

"Rock Doc"

He made the claims in his new book, Rock Doc, which also explains that he worked as an anaesthesiologist alongside popular plastic surgeons in New York, one of whom introduced him to Jackson in the 1980s.

Ratner recalled that Jackson referred to Propofol as "Milk of Amnesia" because of its milky appearance, and asked if he would use it on him, while he was undergoing a cosmetic procedure.

He said that it was a new drug at the time, and he was the "first" anaesthesiologist to use it in private clinics.

Seven years later, Jackson begged him for help, moaning that rehearsals were "killing" him and that he was exhausted, dehydrated and wasn't eating properly.

Ratner claims that he was the "guy who took the Propofol and created a sleep therapy for him".

He retired as an anaesthesiologist in 2002.

In his new book, it explains that he became an expert in the use of drug Propofol.

According to Rock Doc, although he “encountered many celebrities in his anaesthesia practice, one would change his life… Michael Jackson.

“Neil became a trusted friend of Michael’s from 1994 to 2002, periodically going on tour and spending time with Michael at Neverland."

In 2011, Jackson's physician, Doctor Conrad Murray, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter by jury in Los Angeles.

The prosecution team told the trial that Murray was an incompetent physician who used Propofol without proper safeguards.

However, the defence said that the singer caused his own death by taking a drug overdose, including the sedative, after the physician left his bedroom.

Experts said that it is an extremely powerful drug that is not meant for use outside hospital wards and clinics.




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