Jackson’s Ex-Doctor Reveals Painkiller Addiction

A former tour doctor testifies in the King of
Pop’s wrongful death trial, says the singer was
a drug addict.

In the ongoing saga that
is the Michael Jackson
wrongful death trial, a
new testimony via a
video deposition played
for the jurors on
Monday, July 8, from a
doctor who trekked with
the King of Pop’s 1993
“Dangerous” tour. Dr.
Stuart Finklestein
recounted the incidents
that led him to believe
that Jackson had an
addiction to pain
medication back then.
His first suspicion came
when Jackson called him
into his hotel suite and
asked him to administer painkillers for a
severe headache he was having, which he
ended up addressing with an intravenous
morphine drip within 24-hours prior to
Jackson’s Bangkok, Thailand concert. He was
supposed to just give him a shot of Demerol on
the buttocks but they were already “so scarred
up and abscessed that the needle almost bent.”
Dr. Finklestein detailed how Jackson was
wearing another opiate Duragesic patch and
how a longtime make-up artist and hairstylist
gave him two ampules of Demerol. He said he
told the concert promoters his thoughts on
Jackson’s addiction but these were just
dismissed, even by friend, AEG executive Paul
Gongaware responded to him by saying, “Don’t
be a Dr. Nick,” in reference to the physician
who supplied the late Elvis Presley with
prescription drugs leading to the King of Rock
& Roll’s death. Gongaware just warned him
“don’t get all infatuated where you start
administering drugs to a rock star and having
him die on you.”

Source: AceShowbiz.com

By frankdmx Posted in Legends


English: Montage of Igbo people which include:...

English: Montage of Igbo people which include: Olaudah Equiano, aka Gustavus Vassa, Jaja of Opobo (1821–1891)Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Chinua Achebe speaking at Asbury Hall...

English: Chinua Achebe speaking at Asbury Hall, Buffalo, as part of the “Babel: Season 2” series by Just Buffalo Literary Center, Hallwalls, & the International Institute. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The death of one of the greatest writers of all time,Chinua Achebe,has sparked his fellow novelists to stand up and speak their own piece of mind about their colleague. Wole  Soyinka and JP. Clark delivered their heartfelt message about their colleague,friend and brother and this is what they had to say.

“For us, the loss of Chinua Achebe is, above all else, intensely personal. We have lost a brother, a colleague, a trailblazer and a doughty fighter.

“Of the ‘pioneer quartet’ of contemporary Nigerian literature, two voices have been silenced – one, of the poet Christopher Okigbo, and now, the novelist Chinua Achebe.

“It is perhaps difficult for outsiders of that intimate circle to appreciate this sense of depletion, but we take consolation in the young generation of writers to whom the baton has been passed, those who have already creatively ensured that there is no break in the continuum of the literary vocation.

“We need to stress this at a critical time of Nigerian history, where the forces of darkness appear to overshadow the illumination of existence that literature represents.

“These are forces that arrogantly pride themselves implacable and brutal enemies of what Chinua and his pen represented, not merely for the African continent, but for humanity.

“Indeed, we cannot help wondering if the recent insensate massacre of Chinua’s people in Kano, only a few days ago, hastened the fatal undermining of that resilient will that had sustained him so many years after his crippling accident.”

The University of Nigeria Nsukka in Enugu State has declared a morning period for the late Trailblazer.The accident that left him to a wheelchair occurred on the 22 march 1990 and he died on 22 march 2013.WHAT A TRAGIC LOSS. My condolence goes out to is family and friends.

Chimamanda’s elergy;

Ife mee,
Nnukwu ife mee,
Chinua Achebe anabago,
Onye edemede nke di,
Egwu, onye nnukwu uche, onye obi oma,
Keduzi onye anyi ga-eji eme onu?
Keduzi onye anyi ga-eji jee mba?
Keduzi onye ga-akwado anyi?
Ebenebe egbu o!
Anya mmili julu m anya,
Chinua Achebe, naba no ndokwa,
O ga-adili gi mma,
Naba na ndokwa.

English translation by Adaure Achumba

Something has happened
Something big/grave has happened,
Chinua Achebe is gone.
A great writer, a man of great wisdom, a man with a good heart.
Who shall we brag about?
Who are we going to tell the world about/take to other lands?
Who will guide us?
A storm has passed/a catastrophe has happened.
Tears fill my eyes.
Chinua Achebe rest in peace,
It shall be well with you.
Rest in peace.

from AaureAchumba.com