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October 7th, 2011
12:44 PM ET

Deepak Chopra: Michael Jackson was an "addict"; his death was "an accident"

Best-selling self-help author Deepak Chopra is a guest on "Piers Morgan Tonight," and he talks about his new book "War of the Worldviews" and more. He also talks about Michael Jackson, who he knew very well. "Michael was a controlled substance addict," he told Piers Morgan. "He could stay off and then he'd be on again."

Chopra also talked specifically about the Dr. Conrad Murray trial happening right now. Here's his take:

"He didn't expect to die," said Chopra. "An accident. Dr. Conrad didn't intend to kill him. He used a drug that should not have been used outside an operating room. He miscalculated the dose. There were probably other things in Michael's system. It was a tragedy."

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  1. Lauren

    The 'other things' in Jackson's system were sedatives that Murray put there. No demerol, no metabolites, no narcotics.
    Apparently, Jackson simply wanted to sleep. Disingenuous for Chopra to say '...there were probably other things in his system' Forensics confirm there were not.

    October 7, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Paul

      This is really so simple: Michael, whom I worship for all the obvious reasons, and besides being an accomplished musician/performer, was an addict. We need to admit to ourselves, despite our pain, that he was damaged goods. Why did he have an imcompetant physian as his personal one? He could afford ANYONE. (I am a health care professional as well) DUH! Please let Michael rest in peace as the damaged genius that he was. Murray is a dim stooge, and he'll be convicted simply because the Media couldn't have it any other way, and that's the way it should be: malpractice is malpractice. Being a flawed human being, genius or not, who had more responsibility in his own death is simply, 'it is what it is". Maybe we don't like that outcome, but please, grow up, take a breath, and move on. Life is a jouney and we have better things to do than contemplate the obvious.
      Don't get me wrong, there may be no bigger loss than Micheal Jackson as Steven Jobs. But lets not get lost in the reality of both of their lives. My God! We're the beneficiaries of what they've given us. Let Michael rest in peace.
      Knowing this post will have personal repurcussions, and that it's not "politically correct", whatever that means now as Chopra defends himself in his relations with Michael if you listen to him...

      October 7, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Didi

        First Paul, if you had been following the trial you would know it was AEG paying Murray's wages – NOT MJ.
        Secondly, the toxicology reports show NO drugs in his system. No Hillbilly heroin (Oxycontin), NO Demerol (similar to Morphine) that the filthy tabloid media are ALWAYS mouthing off about that Michael is supposedly an addict of!!
        The ONLY drugs in his system are the ones that Conrad Murray put there – sedatives Lorazipam and Midazolam for insomnia, and of course Propofol an anaesthetic that should NEVER EVER be used outside a hospital setting or without adequate resuscitation equipment.
        Finally – SHAME ON YOU CHOPRA!!!

        October 8, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
      • Paul

        Michael was a gift from God. Michael was treated inhumanly. This is a big shame and big sin. This shows the condition of the world. The world is sick. Michael wanted to heal the world. But people have consistently destroyed him. But he never surrendered. To the end of life preached love.

        October 8, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
      • LibelFreeZone

        "...damaged goods..." my ass. How contemptuous. Michael Jackson was, if anything, dependent on pain killing medications. He made a poor judgment in befriending Deepak Chopra, who now shows not the least bit of depth or compassion when speaking about his friend, Michael Jackson. Chopra has always been disingenuous when discussing Michael. It was so obvious after Michael died that Chopra held not-so-deep hostility toward Michael, however hard Chopra tried to contain it. If Michael was an addict, then everyone who relies on pain-relieving medications is an addict. Please, Paul, try not to judge someone in whose shoes you've never walked! "Damaged goods," indeed. You sound like you've got some damage to deal with, too.

        October 8, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
      • Paul

        Here, two people signed the same way Paul. We have different opinions about Michael. For me, Michael was a gift to the world. He was very hurt by cruel people.

        October 9, 2011 at 3:58 am | Report abuse |
      • Sue Adams

        And involuntary Manslaughter is Involuntary Manslaughter, Paul! That is what Conrad Murray is accused of and that's what this trial is about, NOT 'Malpractice'! Michael Jackson was no addict as per my comment and of others here. Please try and actually watch/listen to the trial itself and you might actually LEARN something! Countless times Murray lied about what he was doing; this has come out this last week; a totally inept doctor and if you knew anything at all about Mr Jackson; it would be clear to you that he actually suffered LUPUS, VITILIGO, ANXIETY AND INSOMNIA; please try to quit judging so much and spare a little compassion and mercy for Michael who was actually a human being with feelings!

        October 9, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • Suzie

        My oldest sibling has addiction issues & I NEVER Consider him to be damaged goods. NEVER.

        How do we really know that Michael was addicted or an addict. Propopol is seldom a drug that one gets addicted too. We Believe that Michael is an Addict because the Media tells us he is or because someone who is trying to sell a book tells us he is. . Also The all the drug tests only showed the drugs that Conrad Murray administered to him.

        I don't think we know 100% one way or another. What is this guy's purpose to say that? Is it to sell books? Also if he really felt that Michael was that way Why didn't he reach out & try to help him? I do know that you can't always reach everyone. But so much of what we Believe about Michael wasn't true.

        Michael is still someone's Son, Brother & Father. None of them would EVER consider him to be DAMAGED GOODS. Human & Imperfect Yes. But often unless you truly know him & walked in his shoes. You will never know the real truth about this issue.


        October 9, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sylvie

        I applaud you Suzie for coming forward. @Paul .... It is not that simple. Don't treat people like that

        October 9, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • Kim

        The drugs that were in his system were for sleep aid nothing more. HE WANTED TO SLEEP!!!! Not going to waist my time on you anymore.

        October 10, 2011 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
      • bernie

        I tooam a MJ fan and will always praise his talents....but blind love is what is at play here.Regardless of Murray's guilt, MJ has always been vulnerable and delicate in his life.Whoever is a true fan and has followed him for the last 30 years knows this.MJ chose Murray because he knew he had find a doctor to satisfy his needs.It really annoys me when fans,especially the second generation of fans,paint a saintly picture of a victim-anyone who has followed MJ since his Jackson5 days knows that MJ was needy and Murray was unfortunate enough to have been chosen by MJ to satisfy those needs.

        January 21, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      Yes indeed it is simple. According to the autopsy report, Jackson's liver, heart, kidney and veins were all normal and healthy, i.e. no long term substance abuse, i.e. not an addict. I don't care how many times Chopra, who was not around Jackson in the last years of his life, says he was a controlled addict (whatever that is) Jackson did not do enough drugs to damage his internal organs.

      October 8, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Liam_Doherty

        This bears repeating:

        To be honest Michael Jackson was a close friend of mine and phoned me regularly about his problems in life. This type of thing really really infuriates me. Both DC and JJ are selling books and I quite honestly never ever remember MJ holding either of them in any high regard regarding their opinion. Many close to him who are not being allowed their voice would concur.

        Dr. Patrick Treacy

        October 8, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • bernie

        several years ago,MJ was not the flavour of the month for many reasons.Look at old film clips from childhood to adolescence to adulthood-was Murray around when all the other questionable sides of MJ's lifestyle were in the press?? Most of the fans outside the courtroom and ant-Murray are young they even remember the tormented younger MJ,were they even born???

        January 21, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Lynne

      Chopra is jumping on the media bandwagon and here's hoping he falls flat on his behind. There was a time when MJ was addicted to drugs, we all know this by his OWN admission. However, I think he struggled with it for a long time. Addict? NO! The toxicology report proved it. Chopra wants to make $ and ratings off the use of his ex'friend's name, like so many others who knew him and wanted to be important. MJ's fans CAN make a difference as we have proven that we can! Stand up for MJ and protest this falsity!

      October 9, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • SandyK

      Giving Michael a surgical sedative for 6 weeks by an M.D., no less, with out the proper precuations is NOT an accident. Your parameters for what qualifies as an "accident" are beyond reasonable comprehension! Murray was reckless, careless, thoughtless, incompetent to the EXTREME! His actions do NOT define what most reasonably intelligent people would deem as an accident. NOT in the least. Shame on you sir!!! As far as the addiction B.S. is concerned, you clearly have not examined Michael's toxicology report. Michael's remains clearly testify to what you, sir, are ignorant of. Shame!!!

      October 9, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • SandyK

        Lauren, I totally agree with your comment. My remarks are meant to be addressed to Mr. Chopra. Apologies for any confusion.

        October 9, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • bernie

        nobody has ever questioned Murray's unprofessional conduct-but nobody has even bothered to question Michael's role in all this.MJ was a sensitive,intelligent being.He asked Murray to provide a service and to give him something-Murray should,as a doctor, have refused but MJ had asked an employee to satisfy his need for sleep.Condemn Murray for malpractice but don't be naive about MJ being a victim

        January 21, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. Roberta Meek

    If Deepak Chopra was really a friend of Michael Jackson, it seems he would not make such statements as "there must have been other things in his system." If Michael's fans can read the entire autopsy and follow the trial in which the toxicology report demonstrates, clearly, that only the drugs given to him that day were in Michael's system, it seems that a "friend" would do the same before playing into the sensationalism. Sham on you Deepak Chopra. To say Michael was an addict means nothing. People are addicts or alcoholics for life but doesn't mean that they are in active addiction. The addiction is a disease, and like any disease it isn't always "active." The proof is in the evidence which Chopra seems to prefer not to read as has much of the media.

    October 7, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Dona

      well said Roberta

      October 7, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Monsur Ahmed Choudhury

      I understand that he was not an addict, but was he being given Propofol every single day for 6 weeks as claimed by the Dr, or only on the day he died?

      October 9, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • SWB

      So right. Chopra doesn't know what the toxicologist found in MJ's system. I can't believe he didn't inform himself about what MJ's autopsy revealed and the testimony in court. Instead he went on tv and just parroted the tabloids. Anything for money.

      October 9, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Dona

    Toxicology report NO ILLEGAL Drugs, NO Demerol, No Alcohol , No Morphin..MICHAEL JACKSON WASNT A Drug Addict...
    Please Truth or Silence. RIP Michael Joseph Jackson

    October 7, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tom

      There were none of these drugs in his house either. And if you recall the police did investigate "other doctors" after Jackson's death and determined there was not enough evidence to support charges of over prescribing medicine.

      October 8, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply

      Ooops whilest you changed your name to pat yourself on the back, you missed an n. You didn't read the report obviously. Missed the propofol in his system? illigal drug not to be used in a home setting, ever. dolt!

      February 6, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • DiDi

        Propofol is not an illegal drug . It is an anaesthetic. It is NOT on the DEA's list of controlled substances.

        February 6, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Valmai Owens

    Didn't Chopra read the autopsy report? Is he not following the trial? I would assume he would have before making his unsupported comments. Demerol was undetected in Jackson's sytem, narcotic's were undetected in Jackson's system, metabolites were undetected in Jackson's system. What was found in Jackson's system that day had been administered by Conrad Murray. I don't know why that is so hard to report this fact and for people to understand.

    October 7, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • LibelFreeZone

      I suggest that the best way to rebut Jermaine Jackson and/or Deepak Chopra is to not buy their books–Chopra especially.

      October 8, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Floons R Haters

        Now David, why are you not using your real name or your nic sanemjfan? You couldn't rebute out of a paper bag, jobless windbag obsessing over a dead pedophile.

        Slander, lies, libel, stalking and making laughable accusations at anyone you feel like is landing your sick self in hot water.

        Wacko was a drug addict and you fools don't have a clue. Chopkra, you should sue them all.

        February 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Annett

      I think the loss of Michael Jackson is tragic, however, I believe Michael still had a lot to do with what has happened. I watched an interview with Jermaine and he said all Michael wanted was sleep. So, the family must have known that he is taking more drugs than he should have. I don't think the doctor would ever give him something against his will. I believe it was an accident, however, Dr Conrad deserves some sort of punishment for giving drugs that were not supposed to be described to just anyone.

      October 12, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Oughut

    Deepak Chopra is presenting his opinion as fact here. As a physician he should know better.

    October 7, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. muazzamhamisu

    “He didn’t expect to die,” said Chopra. “An
    accident. Dr. Conrad didn’t intend to kill him.
    He used a drug that should not have been
    used outside an operating room. He
    miscalculated the dose. There were
    probably other things in Michael’s system.
    It was a tragedy.”
    so you people expect him to made a mistake while handling a patient like micheal. Why can you do justics and call it calculated instead of miscalculated.

    October 7, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Paul

    Why Michael could not sleep?.
    Michael was persecuted from 1993 until the trial in 2005. Process in 2005, it was a nail in the coffin. Michael spent his life to helping children. It was unimaginable cruelty to accuse Michael about such terrible things. I can not imagine his pain. It was inhuman. How can blame Michael for that now that he could not sleep, that he suffered. How can blame the patient for vitiligo, but that he was black, then white. Michael was sick. He had vitiligo. It's not his fault. But he was persecuted for it. Michael loved children. He helped, cared for the children. He was persecuted for it. Love for children rotated against him. Michael was the victim of cruel people.

    October 7, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sylvie

      The problem started with the 'Living With Michael Jackson'. Have you seen clips of how MJ was when he arrived at the court house. It ate him alive. You are talking here about the whole world watching How would you feel? Perhaps before pointing figures & gossiping .. why don't we all take a look in the mirror. Do you like what you see? A lot of people owe The Jackson Family an apology

      October 10, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. claudette

    It has been rumored for decades, that Michael Jackson financially supported his entire family, except for Janet. Does anyone know of any of the Jacksons ever having had a real job, other then Randy stocking shelves at a Smart n Final store? His family knew MJ was a Junkie. I'd been hearing about this for years! None of his family members did anything about this, out of fear of loosing their financial support. His parents should have committed him (tough love), to clean him up. If you love your child, you do the tough stuff too. Not just accept the 25K Joe Jackson was accepting from MJ each month! Everyone dropped the ball, on this guy! Shame on them! Snakes like Conrad Murray just look for the rich who are sad and lonely. I'm sure Conrad had quite an agenda for MJ's money. Just like Elvis, everyone was afraid to confront MJ. about his obvious problems. And you can't tell me he was a great parent when it seems he was doped up, each and every day! If he had to cook, feed, do laundry, help with homework, and interact with his children, each day, perhaps there wouldn't have been a place in his life for drugs! But, MJ had a huge group of people raising his children for him, and feeding them, and caring for them, etc. MJ came from a dysfunctional family. All the Jacksons appear to be very immature and nieve, for being world travelers! What a mess!

    October 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Paul

      He was a great parent. And I'll tell you more. People should learn to care for the children from Michael. Michael really understood children, he was a great father.

      October 7, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Butterfly

        Exactly, he was the best father ever and a wonderful father figure to many children. He was an angel and the media abused him because they misunderstood him.

        October 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • marcial

      @claudette i urge you to watch the televised trial. the media is not reporting the accurate testimony of the witnesses, they sliced and add their own speculation and interpretation about of what had said. they didn't report the whole results of toxicology report, michael is negative in cocaine,demerol,amphethamine,morphine tested in his blood system and urine! they didn't report about michael's plan to build the biggest children hospital enough to aid a million children with game room and movie theater from his profits in this is it tour! why they didn't want to report this? the media bullied this caring,generous,kindhearted man in 20 years calling him freak/weird even they knew he had vitiligo/skin disease that he cannot control, they said he was and now saying is a drug addict which contradicts the autopsy of michael! michael jackson was tortured,dehumanized,bullied by media in his whole life and death,and the public minds including you caludette are/were poisoned by them. the trial is available in youtube watch it there,so that you can see the truth yourself. chopra did AEG paid you to tell in national TV that this is a accident for the insurance purposes? shame on you chopra! Michael Jackson was murdered! stop the lies chopra, stop using your selfproclaimed friend of Michael Jackson! greed!

      October 7, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Maria Pacor

        My comment was meant for claudette !

        October 8, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
      • mjjjustice is a hater

        Oh give us a break with that same lame crap you post all over the net MJJUSTICE. You've been proven wrong a hundred times, yet keep regirgitating PURE BS ABOUT WACKO. Proof, wacko was a pedophile. Also instead of trolling the net. Find out how long wacko was a drug addict. The only freak on the planet to insist on propofol in a home setting and for sleep..NOT TO BE USED FOR THAT EVER. Freak could not sleep becuase he was taking lots of other prescription meds. Miss the news have ya, again???? Pick a story stupid. MJ used over 19 aliases to get prescription drugs...what do you think he was doing with those illigally I might add? You flunatics are beyond ignorant. No wonder you get mocked and laughed at. You trolls have no morals and are cyber cowards. Can spot you 4 fools anywhere. You know why? You repeat the same gibberish that makes no sense. WACKO WAS A DRUG ADDICT, PLAIN AND SIMPLE. GET OVER IT! YOU DON'T EVEN UNDERSTAND THE REPORT.

        February 6, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maria Pacor

      I can`t remember Elvis being called for a Drug Addict ! MJ suffered so much because of his race .
      I live in Europe and was always shocked how he has been treated in his own Country . Nowhere i have
      heard so much hatred . Who has anything to do with his or his family private life ? He also managed well with the kids .
      They are well -behaved intelligent kids and they love him . You ,who only spread hate , get a life !

      October 8, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Didi

      @ Claudette
      I was glad to see you were covering yourself by using the terms 'it has been rumoured' and 'it seems' but then your statement "I'd been hearing about this for years!" made me laugh out loud!!! Well, if YOU'VE been hearing it for years then it must be true. Oh Lord, another gullible person who falls for what they read in the gutter press!!!!
      You really need to acquaint yourself with FACTS – not hearsay *shakes my head*

      October 8, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • LibelFreeZone

      claudette, kindly take your Tabloid Junkie opinions elsewhere. You sound like Diane Demon or Nasty DisGrace.

      October 8, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply

        Yet here you are on CNN. Nothing tabloid about them Degenerate Dave. You lifeless trolls are nothing. No job slobs who hate on everyone who knows better than you. Everyone who knew Wacko knew he was a junky. Stop the laughable denials and how about you nutcases who lack any education get jobs? ONLY A DRUG ADDICT WOULD BEG FOR PROPOFOL, OH WAIT, THAT WAS ONLY MJ. Why don't you try the same thing?

        February 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Paul

    Michael Jackson was a gift to the world. Cruel people in a horrible way to destroy this great man. This is a real tragedy. Humanity needs to repent. His death may be a lesson for all. The man who devoted his life for others was so brutally treated. He lived for others. Michael Jackson lived for children. Michael was a gift from God. Heal the world.

    October 7, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. DLama

    Chopra should have read the toxicology report before speaking out of turn. Chopra has always seemed angry with Michael Jackson and I am sure he is greving the loss of a friend, but don't blame the friend for his own death. Jackson was bullied relentlessly by an out-of-control media that called him horrendous names. He was a victim of extortion in the nineties and again in 2003-5 when he was tried and acquitted of crimes against children.

    So now, after his death, we finally understand what Jackson's love for children really was– a man of means who helped children all over the world simply because he had the means. Those who persecuted him– and you know who you are– should confess their treahery and beg God for forgiveness.

    The public should be cautioned about what they believe in the media. An accusation is not guilt. And unscrupulous people take advantage of the generous and wealthy all the time. But this bullying of Michael Jackson was prolonged, protracted and over decades by a media and a public that couldn't get enough of the trash and sensational story of a musical genius that only wanted to bring happiness and to use his public personna and forum to conscript the audience to help him heal the world. He was the first to present concerts to raise money for humanitarian causes. His personal contributions to charity are estimated at $300 million. He gifted every hospital in every city on his tour an expensive piece of equipment.

    Murray may have administered the final dose of Propofol but we are all complicit in the death of Michael Jackson. We broke his heart and we broke the man.

    October 7, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Butterfly

    Deepak Chopra is ignorant and absolutely needs to read the facts and stop feeding lies and innuendo to the media. I'm sick and tired of these "so called friends" coming out of the wood work talking about Michael. They don't love him. The only people who truly loved Michael are his precious children, family, TRUE friends and fans.
    Michael was no drug addict, he dealt with so much stress in his life but he wasn't the kind of man who would want to get "high" or need a "fix" especially with his three children whom he loved and adored so much.
    He had back pain sometimes and had to take a medication for lupus and flomax. Does that make him a drug addict? No it does not.

    The profopol was given to Michael by CM, there is no proof that Michael asked for it. It wasn't confirmed, just said by other people. Dr. Patrick Treacy said Michael would never want profopol unless it was in a hospital setting with all the medical equipment and an anesthesiologist and nurses and doctors present. Michael Jackson was not a stupid man as the media and some people try to paint him as.

    Oh and CNN, you should do a show on Michael and all the charity work he's done over his lifetime, he deserves that. You never gave him the recognition for it before, so start now.

    Thank you very much.

    October 7, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sylvie

      Well said Butterfly

      October 9, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mj was a drug addict

      Good lord, does your ignorance know no bounds whilest you use multiple nics? What a bunch of bs. Wacko begged for propofol for more than one person. It's embarassing how ignorant you lifeless losers are. Funny how you flunatics who are the biggest hypocrites hang on tabloid sites 24/7. WACKO WILL NEVER BE VINDICATED. HE DIED A JUNKY WHO MOLESTED LITTLE BOYS. HE PAID TO GET OFF. NEVER MADE HIM INNOCENT. DOES DEEPAK AND CNN KNOW THAT YOU FOOLS HAVE NO JOBS AT ALL YET THINK YOU COULD DO BETTER THAN THE MEDIA? YOU POST PURE LIES ABOUT WACKO. IT'S A JOKE AT THIS POINT.

      February 6, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Peter

    Piers really surprises me with his insistence on believing in god or religion or whatever. Most hosts or public figures don't comment much on this topic but Piers continually grabs every opportunity to explain his religious beliefs. This really turns me off and I now have a lower opinion of him and his level of intelligence. He is not intelligent, he just has a gift for gab!!!

    October 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Patrick Treacy

    To be honest Michael Jackson was a close friend of mine and phoned me regularly about his problems in life. This type of thing really really infuriates me. Both DC and JJ are selling books and I quite honestly never ever remember MJ holding either of them in any high regard regarding their opinion. Many close to him who are not being allowed their voice would concur. Dr. Patrick Treacy

    October 8, 2011 at 5:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Carla Adams

      I agree Dr Treacy. I am beyond frustrated that people with their own agendas are routinely being asked their opinion ; while the people Michael looked up to and who knew him best are routinely being ignored. I applaud you and your willingness to speak out and call cnn on their bs. Thank You and God Bless

      October 8, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Sylvie

        And I applaud you Carla. Nice to see some positive. As fans, we are not going to take it any more.

        October 10, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pypy

      Thank you for speaking the TRUTH!!!

      October 8, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jenny H.

      Thank you Dr. Treacy for defending Michael against people who say they are Michael's friends but Michael hadn't talked to him in YEARS. People are only interested in their 15 mins of fame and will say anything against anyone to get it. And if the person is dead... its even easier. Thank you again Dr. Treacy.

      October 8, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Coleen

      Thank you Dr. Treacy for standing up for Michael! You are a true friend indeed! You would think someone like Chopra would take the time to read the autopsy report which shows that Michael was NOT a drug addict!

      October 8, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mikki Speller

      Thank you, Dr. Treacy, for speaking the truth!

      October 8, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Max

      Hear, hear! You speak the truth. Mr. Chopra is talking out of the side of his mouth. These are his private and mistaken opinions. He has no business presenting them as facts. With friends like these, Michael didn't need any enemies!

      October 8, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Max

        And by the way–I haven't heard Quincy Jones apologize for saying Michael was lying when he said there was something wrong with his lungs, and for saying Michael bleached his skin because he wanted to be white. Read the autopsy report, Quincy, and come clean!

        October 8, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kelly

      Was DC aware that MJ had lupus do you think, Dr Treacy? Perhaps he confuses real health concerns (for which medications were necessary) with controlled substance addiction? DC would appear to be demonstrating exactly why MJ may not have held his opinion in high regard.

      October 8, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Terry Dutton

      Thank you Dr. Patrick Treacy. This is a true friend of Michael's....not Deepak!

      October 8, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Melanye Fletcher

      Michael Jackson experienced very real physical challenges in his life. We know what they were. In addition, it has been confirmed that he suffered from insomnia. While Michael was extraordinary, he was human. It would not surprise me if he had occasional physiological or psychological dependencies during his lifetime...especially during times of extreme stress, like when he was rehearsing for This Is It. On more than one occasion, he expressed the grueling toll that rehearsals took on his body.

      All of that said, I do not believe he had the "addictions" that some claim. He could never have been the beautiful, wonderful father and friend everyone expresses if he had been a "junkie". Michael was too much about health and wellness. He lived it. The autopsy report confirms it. I do think, however, that he went to the extreme (Propofol) when it came to his desperation for sleep. Conrad Murray should have been using healthy, holistic approaches for healing. Someone should have proven to Michael that Propofol is only to be used in a hospital. There were other options. Conrad Murray had an opportunity to help Michael, rather than go down in history as the man who would commit the most egregious acts of Hippocratic dereliction that would take this beloved man...son, brother, father, and friend...before his time.

      As for those who claim to be experts on Michael, it has been shown they were not experts on Michael. Each of these individuals continues to attempt profit off of Michael Jackson's name. Deepak Chopra and Shmuley Boteach are deceived by their lust for fame.

      Kudos to you, Patrick. I am thrilled you, Tom Mesereau, and others like you are sharing truth and standing up for Michael.

      October 8, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Deja

        Well put, Melanye. Excellent post.

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    • Silvily

      Thank you for letting your voice be that light in the storm that shines on Michael's truth.

      October 9, 2011 at 4:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Toni B.

      Thank you Dr. Patrick Treacy for speaking up for Michael Jackson. As we have all noticed since June 25th, 2009, many "friends" and "family members" have come out to slander MJ using their newfound spotlight to sell a bunch of junk. We believe like Michael Jackson stated many many times" Those who know don't talk, those who talk don't know".

      Deepak Chopra has proven to be an unreliable source, one hungry for the spotlight. And like many of these "friends" no one is interested in him as a person, so he uses the Michael Jackson-friendship card to get his mug on TV and sell his books. One thing is for sure, MJ wised up to these scammers in his life, I am glad MJ realized Chopra like Fake Rabbi SChmuley, weren't true friend, they were leeches just like they've accused others of being.

      October 9, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Valerie Harrison

      Thank you Dr. Treacy for standing up for Michael. I too am sick of all these people coming forth about a book or some interview. My question to all them is where were you when Michael needed a friend? People used him and help to add to his demise. Conrad Murray is standing trial for his death, but he was just holding the bag when it happened. There are a string of people, so called friends and foes, who added to this poor man demise. People judge and condemn him without finding out the truth but do they ever stop and think about how badly he was mistreated and lied on? He only wanted to create beautiful music and care for the world and its children. That is all. They just wouldn't let him be. That is why I am so loyal to him. He deserves to have people that are.

      All I can say is with friends like DC and others, he certainly did not need any enemies! I love you Michael. I hope that you are finally resting in peace. You surely couldn't while on this earth. ♥

      October 10, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Sylvie

        Such beautiful words. Too bad he is not around to hear them. This is also where you see who are the true friends/fans. Some people were not able to come forward & help him out ... when the time was at hand. Perhaps some of you have learned a lesson. Are you all now writing books & doing interviews so that you can bring fame to yourselves? Please do what feels right in your heart. Be honest & smile!

        October 10, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • T.Kolb

      Thank you so much for your comments Dr. Treacy. Its comforting to hear these things coming from a "true friend" of Michaels. One that is'nt hopping from tabloid to tv show hocking their story to anyone that will listen for a price on how close they were to him. Its great knowing that there were some people in his life that weren't in it for just a pay check. I truly hope that he knew there were people in this world that simply loved him, at no charge.

      October 10, 2011 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • loraottawacanada

      There is a saying that "if you can count 5 true friends on one hand you are a lucky person" You Dr. Treacy are the one on that one hand!

      "A best friend is like a four leaf clover, Hard to find and lucky to have".

      Michael was lucky to have found you even for a short time!

      October 12, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. jadzzia

    may learn to differentiate between addiction and dependence before saying such thing Mr Deepak Chopra. suger as I read the autopsy report and toxicology will give you the exact causes of death of Michael Jackson.

    October 8, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  15. wenona nelson

    Shame on you deepak! you claimed to know Michael..Michael had his issues, whatever they were. they, the issues have Nothing, nothing to do with the cause of his death! He received shotty, subpar medical treatment from a "dr" who only gave a damn about money and getting wome
    the coroners report says it all... in black and white.i never even knew who you were until reading one of mjs cd jacket! getting your free publicty again, using Michael! you are a fake and phoney one should trust you. justice4mj! RIP Michael the U.S. fans still love you!

    October 8, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Pypy

    Hey Chopra...recall why MJ ended your friendship years ago??? Does stealing from Heal the World Foundation ring a bell????? Fess up we know all about it plus your lies!! Hows that book of yours doing??? Oh not selling huh!

    October 8, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • LibelFreeZone

      Um, Pypy, it was Shmuley Boteach who stole from Michael's Heal the World Foundation.

      October 8, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. yoly

    Why did people keep claiming Michael was an addict? Please be cleared that he only had what Murray adminstrated in his system ... nothing else ... Please accept the fact that if he was an addict, he would have plenty of drugs or the trace of them in the system and there's none ... Please don't fabricate story ... In this Internet era, the world becomes more and more transparent ... we all have eyes and ears ... you no longer twist the fact

    Yes, he'd problem to go to sleep and he asked for drugs. If he was incompetent for that, why wouldn't to whom he asked offered him the real help? Instead, they're all enablers becuase Michael's health was not their concern. They looked like a real friend and Michael trusted them. In return, these money suckers would flood him with more drugs so that they made more money. They they even taped him "just-in-case" ... Would you still call them friends?

    October 8, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Debbie DeHaven

    Chopra, if you call yourself a friend of Michael's, and your son also, well I would have to disagree, friends don't
    treat friends that way, I would like to leave you with a very short comment and maybe you should go over it in your mind, maybe you will understand it, MANY HAVE ENTERTAINED ANGELS UNAWARE.

    October 8, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Karen

    Please people stop relying on the news media and tabloid junk shows. HLN has a whole slew of them that repeat lies and contradict each other every night. If you want the correct information read the autopsy report. The only drugs found in Michael Jackson’s body at time of death were put there by Dr. Murray. So stop bringing up Demerol! Dr. Murray may not have intended to kill Michael Jackson but he sure wasn't following the correct protocol for the drugs he admitted giving him. His actions after he found Michael speak volumes. He knew he was doing wrong and tried to cover it up. As for the tape Murray made, watching his actions these past few months with the bimbos and so on I personally think he was going to try and use it to blackmail Michael. He was so financially in the hole and used to living the good life that I think he saw an opportunity and would have been willing to use it had he gotten fired. Greed is what Murray is all about or he would have had the equipment and personnel to monitor Michael Properly or never given these things to him in the first place. As for Depock Chopra I'm glad you are not my friend. I would have expected better out of you and your kind.

    October 8, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. loraottawacanada

    Deepak is getting revenge on Michael bcse Michael dropped him like a hot potatoe when he saw Deepak's true colours! All Deepak wanted was notariety with being associated with MJ and getting the big payday by writing books and talking about MJ on news talk shows!

    Deepak is a "turn coat" ; he was NOT Michael's friend; he is still riding on Michael's coat tail!

    If you were so much of a good friend and so knowleageable about "drug addicts" why didnt you get Michael the HELP he truly needed?

    Read the autopsy report!!!!! better than that take the time to listen to the testimony being given at the trial of Conrad Murray or dont you have time for that? Too busy PROMOTING yourself!

    October 8, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. pam

    why doesn't chopra just do himself a favor and stop talking about Michael Jackson? He hasn't been doing him any justice from the day he died so he should just stay quiet. The more he opens his mouth, the more he compromises the prosecution's case.

    October 8, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • LibelFreeZone

      Don't buy Chopra's books and throw away the ones you may already have. Chopra wouldn't make a decent patch on Michael Jackson's ass!

      October 8, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Sadie

    Read the autopsy report, it reported that Michael did NOT do this to himself and all the drugs that the media claimed he was on, the report detected they were NOT in his system, PERIOD! This is really sad, these so called friends of michael coming out only to SMEAR michael's name once more, you can't get your own fame and attention so you use's michael's name. Conrad Murray is a doctor and has an obligation to his patient to provide care that HE thinks is best, not what the patient thinks is best. He violated that oath to do NO harm. If it weren't for conrad murray, michael jackson would be here today. Dr. Conrad Murray is a disgrace and should be punished for his negligence and his reckless behavior all of which caused michael's death. Stick to the facts of this, and michael having a dependency on pain medication is far from it, there were no pain meds found in michael's system, so there's that theory of his addiction causing his own death. It's all about sleep, nothing more. Stop presenting your own ignorant opinion as facts, because last time I checked, an opinion isn't a fact. Do some research on addiction, there's more than one kind here. There's one where you get drugs to get high, like weed,cocaine,meth, heroin etc, the other is pain managment, michael never liked drugs, when you're hurting and having pain, you want the pain to go away, Michael had PAIN, he didn't get drugs to get high. Once more, time to state FACTS than fiction! Leave Michael alone, this is getting really pathetic.

    October 8, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Mikki Speller

    It's a real shame that there are folks out there who speak without bothering to check out the facts. Read the autopsy report. Opinions are NOT facts; they're opinions, & it's sad that Chopra, along with alot of other folks, make untrue statements and present those statements as "fact". The following are true facts, which Chopra chooses to ignore: FACT: Michael was NOT a drug addict. FACT: Michael did not inject himself with propofol; FACT: Conrad Murray injected Michael with propofol, then left his patient unattended without proper medical equipment and supervision; FACT: Murray was NOT qualified to give Michael propofol. FACT: Michael did NOT cause his own death. Chopra needs to go back and do some research before presenting any more of his opinions as "facts". The fact that Chopra is sticking up for Murray is not only sad, it shows his ignorance.

    October 8, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. nancy lyons

    leave michael jackson alone layoff only drugs in michaels system are the ones murray gave him friensds do not steal from friends enough layoff thank u patrick

    October 8, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Debbii100

    All you needed to do to realise that DC is just circulating what is now old 'cut & paste' journalism, was to have listened to all that was being said by 'expert' witnesses in The Conrad Murray Trial this week. It proved without a shadow of a doubt that Michael was no 'drug addict'. The only problem MIchael had was battling was severe and long-standing insomnia. It was because of this that he turned to the Propofol but only as a means to an end. Anyone who knows Michael would know how he abhorred drugs. Unfortunately he was a kind, gentle and trusting soul as well as a bad judge of character and both those traits led him straight into the hands of the greedy, manipulative Dr Murray, as well as trusting so called 'friends' such as Deepak Chopra!

    October 8, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. Marie

    Deepak Chopra and all the other so-called friends of Michael Jackson did nothing to help him the final years of his life. Now they all talk on TV about him as if they were close to him. Shame on them. They stayed away from him because he had a bad reputation and they did not want to associate with him. Madonna was right when she said that they had abandonned him.

    October 8, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  27. Marielle

    The toxicology report indicated that there was no long term drug abuse in his system. There were no barbituates, opiates, amphetamines, demerol, morphine, or derivatives/metabolites of these drugs. The ONLY ones detected were: propofol, lorazepam, diazapam, modalzolam and lidocaine- all of which were prescribed by Murray. The media sensationalized for years that MJ had an issue with drugs, and that opens the door for people to say as Schmuley, Chopra and a few others....shame on them. The autopsy report more than stands up for Michael to negate any claims that he was an addict. Some of these people, including Schmuley, had been fired by MJ and they were for a very good reason. They were not honest with him and sold him out many times now that he is not around. Lou Ferringo, a long time friend of MJ stated he was in good health and did not indicate signs of physical distress during workouts with him. Dr. Patrick Treacy was a long term doctor to MJ, and he has stated many times, MJ was no addict nor did he abuse drugs. I don't understand why people do not get the autopsy report. It really says it simply: MJ had NO long term drug abuse and stated very clearly, the drugs in his system were the ones prescribed by Murray. The media is just simply exploiting old rumors once again and not reporting on the FACTS revealed during the trial.

    October 8, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Beatriz

    Otro ladron mas que quiere ganar sinero facil usando a MICHAEL, maldita basura humana!!! y depsues dice ser amigo de MICHAEL por favor amigos de que???? de la mafia que rodio a MIKE, por que ya no lo dejan descanzar en PAZ, hasta cuando la prense BASURA, AMARILLESTA van a seguir molestando, porque mejor no miran el jucio y aceptan que el unico culpable que es aca es el ASESINO DE MURRAY!!!

    October 8, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Dona

    "I'm certainly no angel, and I may have my own bad habits, but drugs aren't among them." Michael Jackson

    October 8, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Diidi

    For any doubters STILL out there- here are the FACTS – educate yourself:

    October 8, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Kathe

    Thank you so much Dr. Treacy for coming out and speaking the truth about Michael .... people like you were a rarity in Michael's life .... not many "true" people out there ... thank you for being true!

    October 8, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Lisa

    Pardon me, in all sense of reality and common sense, but exactly what part of "NOT DETECTED" per the admittance of the Toxicology findings in to evidence at the Conrad Murray trial, does Deepak Chopra and all those claiming that Michael Jackson was a "drug addict" for that matter, NOT understand? I used to hold Mr. Chopra in high regard, but now he's just yet another low life with an ego trying to sell books and gain attention. Shame on you, Mr. Chopra. A friend to Michael Jackson you are clearly NOT since your eyes remain blind to FACTS.

    October 8, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  33. Phoebea

    This was not an accident. People that die of an accidental drug overdose die alone. This is different than Amy Winehouse, Heath Ledger, Brittany Murphy, Anna Nicole Smith. These people were either drug addicts or they died because they were prescribed too many drugs and died alone. THIS TIME THE DOCTOR WAS WITH THE PATIENT!!! In addition, Conrad Murray knew the strict precautions that should be taken when using Propofol. Amongst other lies, he admitted to his awareness of the dangers associated with this drug. It's all in his interview with can read it for yourself on the transcript located In addition, on the autopsy report, you can see that the pill bottles that were recovered were still mostly full. He was not a pill popping druggie. Conrad Murray is a greedy, immoral, dishonorable, unrighteous, wicked, evil, unloving "doctor" LOVE AND GREED are like OIL AND WATER.

    October 8, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  34. Terry Dutton

    I want to preface the following comment with this, Michael Jackson was not an a lot of my astute friends have said here, read the autopsy report. NO other substances found in his body or system besides the stuff that Murray pumped him full of that night. Healthy liver–a person who abused drugs for as many years as someone like Deepak wants us to believe he was–would not have a healthy liver.
    That being said, if you truly believed your friend to be a drug addict-or you believe your friend had a substance abuse problem...what would posses you to use his or her's addiction for your own sell come on every single available media outlet available to you and announce to the world that HE'S A DRUG ADDICT...look at me..look at ME...he was a drug addict!
    That's not what friends are no friend of his...obviously you are angry with him...perhaps because Michael rejected you in some way shape or form...and by the way would you know what was going on during the were not associated with him then either.
    Leave this man rest in peace and instead of trying to promote your book why don't you go on these media outlets and defend him like his true friends are doing....take a look at Tom Messerou and Dr. Patrick Treacy..these were two of Michael's true friends...they knew who he was and they are now beating the bushes out there talking about what a good and loving man he truly was.

    October 8, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  35. Gi Leclerc

    As repeated NUMEROUS times here…. READ the autopsy! How medical people can just mouth off anything without even reading the autopsy or transcripts is beyond my comprehension... just makes them look more ignorant and that includes you Deepak Chopra.... Murray IS guilty... just because he's a Dr. does not automatically give him a "pass". He's no better then a street pusher... and if he wasn't a Dr, his lying ass would be sitting in jail right now and all this crap being spewed by the "so called" experts (who are always promoting some book or some other crap about how they knew MJ to make a buck) would not even be relevant... … “Watch the ones with the biggest smiles, the idle jabbers, ‘cuz they’re the backstabbers”! – MJ Money lyrics. Enough said!!!

    October 8, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  36. HT

    Poor Michael 😦
    With friends like these, who needs enemies?

    October 8, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  37. carmen

    MICHAEL has haunted the entire world ... unfortunately we are all guilty of his death Chopra .... HOW MANY MORE DID supposed friends envy the worm and told RODE IN THE HEART ..... THANKS FOR YOUR DR.TREACY weeps before TRUE FRIENDSHIP

    October 8, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  38. ingridje

    Michael was not an addict. There were no drugs found in his system that were not administered by his doctor. I'm absolutely disgusted by all the people who are now trying to earn money on his back. He has no means to fight back and defend himself either against all the slander that is again thrown into the media. Let's not forget that he is not the one on trial here. This is about a doctor not doing what he is supposed to do : healing !! This doctor did nothing to save Michael's life. Michael lost weight, Michael was not feeling well and he did nothing. So NO, Michael was not an addict, he was following his doctor because he believed he could help him sleep.
    Mister Chopra, if you claim to have been his friend, then you're supposed to keep his private matters to yourself. That is what real friends do. I'm very much disappointed. I thought you lived by a higher standard.
    Ingrid (Belgium)

    October 8, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  39. judy rowe

    the autopsy report showed that MJ's organs were not damaged due to long term drug abuse, Why is it the media and all the so-called friends of Michael are saying that he was a long term drug user, I believe those who were around MICHAEL, not the hangerons..... MJ's only fault is trusted the wrong people, he believed in people, thank you Dr Treacy you truly are a friend to Michael.... love you more MJ

    October 8, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  40. rose macaskie.

    I dont mind piers morgan going on about religion it allows me to answer and that is usefull for someone who wants to make public the darker side of religions and so clean them up a bit. The same goes for any opponent, the attacks of political opponents are always a great opportunity to answer them and get your own agenda in.
    Piers Morgan. It is a bit cowardly to believe in relgion because you want to go to heaven, are afraid of dying, it is a bit of a sell to accept them for that reason. Dying is just very scarey, I suppose if it was not then our life would be flatter more tastless.
    When i was a child i was taught that catholisism was good not because it saved me from dying which all the religions do but because it was kindly, christianity as a whole was good because it was kindly, jesus died for our souls, he said, love each other, he said you should not hit people back, should not be vengeful is what that comes to, i dont know what he thought about returning their attacks so to keep them in order, type you touch me and i will make sure you never walk again, after all it is different if you do it to increase your hold over others than it is as revenge. I was not taught to believe in relgion because if i did not i would snuff out like a candle.
    I was taught not to be a coward, which is not to say i am not one, but it means i dont think you should believe in a religion for cowardly reasons, because you dont want to snuff out like a candle. It is a lot better to be snuffed out like a candle than to go to hell forever hoever. How can humanity ever stop being brutal if they believe in a loving God who sends them to hell for ever? We have to have a new God if we are to have half a chance of stopping human brutality.

    Deeprak Chopra got on to the, "you die all the time", line, he has not read Wordsworth, the child is father of the man line. I am the result of former myselfs and so inextricabley part of them. I am familiar with the, "the child you where died",line, I was not sure where it came from Buddhism or what, it seems to come from Hindusism.
    As the black side of religion is not simply to be the opiate of the masses but also the scourge of the masses, scourge who keeps the poor in their place by asking them for humility or rather acusing them of arrogance, egotism, lack of reality, and materialism if they have any ambition, the scoorge that obliges the poor, together with the power of the churches to make or not handouts to the poor. Religions urge people to accept the place God put them, that of sitting at the gate of the castle, and tells them reading and science is dangerous, unless they approve us as scholars, which is if we give them total lip service and so they cant imagine us making bad use of scholarship, so keeping nearly the whole population except themselves ignorant and gullible and with all this, by increasing ignorance and stopping peoples get up and go to start a business, without talking of how the church can beggar people by asking them to share what they have, the church does not just ask the rich for money. with all this they absolutely do for economies.
    It is well to be always aware of this side of their function and Depraks Chopras, the baby you were, has died, is an argument used to keep people in their place, style. "What does your family matterthe family you came from, they are part of your past", to women who are living where their husbands family live, far from their own and most likely the same arguement works to keep many other types of workers in their place. rose macaskie madrid.

    October 8, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  41. erinia

    Oh, man stop making a name of youself by using that of Jackson. Shame dude and you suppose to be a doctor or whatever. Disgusting parasites.

    October 9, 2011 at 5:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  42. Didi

    @Claudette and the top Paul
    The most uninformed people always have the strongest opinions!!!

    October 9, 2011 at 8:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Marivi

    Read the toxicological analysis frirst Chopra!!! Because those who made those analysis and the coroner are real doctors not like the murder murray. You are no one and you take advantage of Michael to get a life!!
    Dr Treacy is right !!!

    October 9, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  44. J Mason, New York, NY

    For 25 plus years, Jackson was a 'target and major meal ticket' for junk food tabloidists (Piers included), profiteering pundits, overwrought opinionators, fair-weather friends, duplicitous colleagues, con artists and extortionists, and a battery of doctors more concerned with filling prescriptions (and their own pockets) than providing quality, life-affirming care to their patients. Now that Michael Jackson is dead, it is nauseating to see these characters (Deepak and others) surfacing and - with straight faces - expressing pity and love for him. Jackson was a human being and a Father. He deserved the respect and professionalism that an ethical, honorable physician would have provided. He did not receive it. Atty Chernoff blames the deceased. His job is to win for his client. The Media's job USED TO BE newsgathering and reporting the facts to the public. Now it takes openly takes sides and is top-heavy with conjecture, hearsay, trash science, pop psychology, and self-styled experts. Big Media now rests on a wobbly foundation having long-ago discarded its obligation to serve the public and now focuses exclusively on serving-up the public to advertisers. We would all be better off if it sank of its own corruption.

    October 9, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Lyl

    It's no news to Michael Jackson fans that, Deepak Chopra spreads falsehood and fabrications. He has done it before and seems to be well-acquainted with using the mass media for self publicity.
    Chopra is sure one of the "Sign UpTell & Sell – Gossip, Scandal & Drama" type.

    October 9, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
  46. Ronni Killam

    He was a good friend to Michael huh?? How could you be a good friend and say that was murray did was an accident ??? he took an oath..he was on the phone...drug should have been used only in a hospital under strict watching...and we have the so called friend defending that and throwing Michael under the bus...

    October 9, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  47. Didi

    You only have to look at the write up for the show:
    Deepak Chopra talks Michael Jackson and new book. I rest my case!

    October 9, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • SWB

      Yep, Yep, Chopra made the deal to get book publicity. Just say "Michael Jackson" just say "add***t" and you get the nationally televised interview with Piers Morgan. Makes me wanna scream.

      SWB, MA, Public Relations

      October 9, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Laura

    Sir, you are a fool!! You're a greedy, attention seeking fool!! Read the Autopsy Report!!

    October 9, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  49. Sue Adams

    Michael Jackson was no addict as evidenced by the autopsy/toxicology reports made available during the second of the trial and also his body/organs showed no damage done that would be shown as obvious by the 'drugs'. Chopra doesn't "love" Michael; he only loves himself; he has a smamy cheesy new age gunk persona which ties in with 'how much money can I possibly make off you today' – sadly he has now become a vulture also!! 😦

    October 9, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  50. Marcela

    You just want publicity. Only a bad person can say that. Chopra Get to work. DO NOT SPEAK OF WHAT YOU DO NOT KNOW. Isupport Dr. TreaCY!

    October 9, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  51. Gabriela

    is very sad that even still having this kind of comments. There are reports of the autopsy, did for that then? have said in court, have made ​​public all the tests done to him. It hurts to hear that people like Mr. Chopra talk about Michael.

    October 9, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  52. Simply me

    Deepak Chopra, read the autopsy report before bashing "your friend" Michael Jackson. There was not other drugs but the ones giving from Murray.
    Thank you and L.O.V.E

    October 9, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  53. Sylvie Beaulieu

    Are you sure you want to publicly say this? Don't you think it's kind of rude? Looking for attention ... like MJ would say perhaps it's best to look in the mirror before labelling anyone. I don't know about you all ... but enough is enough. Please change your tune

    October 9, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  54. KellerEdison

    I admire Piers Morgan for many, many things, but I am growing tired of his constant insistence on everyone declaring their belief in the existence of GOD! O.K., I get it, it can be a big part of ones life and lifes rules, but when one of his guest does not believe, Mr. Morgan becomes almost 'red under the collar' around someones own agnostic point of view around the question, "is there a God ?" But all in all, I find the man to be very entertaining, keep up the good work Piers!

    October 10, 2011 at 1:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
  55. Lenell Marshall

    The guy needs attention, he is trying to sell a book which I hope no one buys. How is he going to get any attention unless he denegrates Michael? Some friend.

    October 10, 2011 at 1:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  56. Paul

    You could not do more harm to Michael than accuse him of harming children. It was a cruel way of destroying Michael. An innocent man who helped so many children around the world has been so treated. This is the real scandal. This is the beginning of the drama.

    October 10, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  57. Valerie Harrison

    And one more thing Deepak: I wouldn't buy your book, even if it was the last paper source on earth to use as toliet paper! Now I know why your name is Deepak. Your so called friendship to Michael was a "pak" of "Deep" you know what!

    October 10, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mike

      how dare you be so disrespectful to deepak chopra for telling the truth?

      September 9, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  58. Prudence

    I am still saddened that Michael had no one he could trust enough to help him in this terrible time. It makes me angry to hear people say they are his good friend, then go on television and tell the whole world bad things about their so called friend.
    That is not what friends do. They need to go back a few years and learn what it really means to be a friend. Michael was not an addict, the only thing he was guilty of was being talented, and gullible or naive. As everyone else has said, the tests prove that MJ was not an addict. That is the story being told to try to justify his death. There is no justification for it however, as Tony Bennett said on the Piers Morgan show "Killing each other is the LOWEST form of humanity" I agree with him wholeheartedly. Conrad told MJ in the recording of MJ talking about a childrens hospital, "I know you would" Conrad spoke in the past tense. Conrad hid bottles of drugs, had someone help him clean up the scene. Conrad was anxious to get his hands on the $150,000 as evidenced by some emails dated in June (I think it was the 18th) I'm very convinced that this was a planned death. And I am reasonably sure that if Conrad had no intentions on doing harm to MJ he would have spoken in the present tense not the past tense.

    October 10, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  59. Paul

    "......I’ll die a man without a country
    and only God knew I was innocent now." – Michael Jackson.

    October 11, 2011 at 7:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sylvie

      Best-selling self-help author Deepak Chopra is a guest on “Piers Morgan Tonight,” and he talks about his new book “War of the Worldviews” and more. He also talks about Michael Jackson, who he knew very well. “Michael was a controlled substance addict,” he told Piers Morgan. “He could stay off and then he’d be on [...]

      I am disgusted by this. And you all yourself a friend? Way don't you look up the meaning of the word .. friend 'cause you've got a funny way of showing it. That book should be burned & stopped from being published/distributed right now

      October 11, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Sylvie

        Oops ... can't fix it ..... should say And you call yourself a friend?

        October 11, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Didi

      @ Paul
      Every time I see those lyrics it just breaks my heart!

      October 13, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Sylvie

        It brakes my heart too! Paul. It should not have come to this

        October 13, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Sylvie

    Have you guys really looked at all the aspects of the facts? From day one … I knew something was wrong

    Like Judge Judy always says: If it doesn’t make sense could it be that’s it’s not true

    Despite the number of evidence which I have been paying particular attention to …. I believe they are all LIES

    October 11, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  61. Sylvie

    I feel I have to come forward & have a voice. To speak the truth

    Michael is not a child molestor or drug addict. We as fans have had enough

    Let me see is ….is not past tense. Right

    October 11, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  62. Sylvie

    Please make note I did not say …. Michael was not …. I said Michael is not

    Come on can someone please ask me the question that I can’t wait to respond too

    October 11, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  63. Sylvie

    Counting down ….. 9, 8, 7,6,5,4,

    October 11, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  64. Sylvie

    Can you feel it? …3

    October 11, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  65. Sylvie

    It will be …. and all of a sudden BAM ….. I must be on 2

    October 11, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  66. Sylvie

    Yes Michael Jackson is a l i v e. You heard me correctly Michael Jackson is AlLIVE

    October 11, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  67. Sylvie

    Aaow .... The King Of Pop is ALIVE

    October 11, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  68. Valerie Harrison

    I was subscribing to the updates for this thread until a certain "person" started posting crazy stuff. I knew it was coming when I saw the response to my original post. You can believe what you want to but this is not the time and place for this. I am tired of all these nuts running lose when it comes Michael. This is why he never gets the respect he deserves and his fans are labeled as crazy. I have unsubsribed now and I will be not be back to watch this insanity talk of him being alive. Bascially you are calling Michael a liar. What would he have to gain by faking his death? Jail time for fraud? Even more ridiucule and disbelief about his innocence from past allegations? He would be picked on even more by the media and people that it would never be worth his while to even come back. He would never be able to be in public again. Face it, Michael is gone! Just like Elvis and Tupac! I am tired of this crap. Emotions are high right now and this trial is hard. NOT COOL to do this! I'm out!

    October 12, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  69. Marcela

    If could avoid, it wasn´t an accidente. Mr. Chopra read the statemant. Watch the trial!!. Michael WAS KILLED!

    October 13, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  70. marcela

    It was a clear HOMICIDE!

    October 13, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  71. Sylvie

    Please review the facts. Clear Homicide

    @Valerie Harrison – I didn't mean to offend u. If I did I apologize. You don't have to call me by any names either. I am not calling Michael Jackson a liar. I never said this. I can understand your frustrations. Where can u see the word 'liar'. in my comments. Please look at the entire picture

    Once everything is all done, u will understand

    October 15, 2011 at 5:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
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  73. Alan

    To many ordinary people when they hear the word 'addict' they assume its some deadbeat who contributes nothing to anything, stealing and lying, getting high in clubs and licentious dens - and generally looking for kicks. People mostly use the word contemptuously and they do not see the person underneath. You know, the one asking for help.

    So one has to wonder why Deepak - who in 2009 stated he would not speak about Jackson publicly again, had not seen Jackson for some time, and was not aware of exactly what was going on in Michael Jackson's life - still feels this constant need to revel in speculative debates about Michael Jackson?

    Why on earth doesn't Chopra qualify his words and talk about who Jackson was, and what he contributed here while he lived? Or how Jackson treated Chopra's son, Gotham, like a prince on the tours was he invited on to, and the honor Jackson showed both Deepak and Gotham by offering to work creatively with them while inviting Chopra's family into his life?

    Curiously, in spite of this, Chopra goes on television and rolls off the word 'addict' so easily. In the process he is doing incalculable damage at time when Michael's children and family are depending on the court for justice, albeit limited, and grossly misrepresenting the facts of the forensic evidence the trial has already produced. Results which show Jackson had no 'recreational' narcotics in his system, nor any demerol, not any cocaine - all drugs the media has been speculating incorrectly about since 2009.

    Clearly, no custodial sentence can ever hope to recompense for what was done - not just in 2009, but for over 20 years to Jackson - but I expect Deepak, who must surely know how his words will be edited and used as soundbites, to be more judicious in his use of them.

    If Chopra insists on talking about Jackson –while promoting his own book - then he should provide humanizing context. One that does service to the truth of who Michael was, and who Chopra knew him to be. None of us will ever know what it must have felt like to have lived Jackson's childhood, to have experienced what he did i n the full glare of uber fame, to have empathized on a core level with children's pain to that degree, and to have been so reviled, used and belittled.

    Could Deepak have stood it? Could anyone? Or would any one of us have been confused, frightened, felt forsaken, angry, needed help, and when it overwhelmed - sought the endless numbing of sleep?

    So again, why cannot Deepak, a man who bills himself a modern visionary, take the time to provide that context to Michael Jackson? And in doing so, make it real for America? After all they are the true 'defendant' in this case are they not? They want to know how we all got here do they not? Well then, Deepak, tell them. Show them.

    Deepak: You have an access point into media. Use use it one last time, to defend and reveal someone who showed you such love. Take the heat, stand in the spotlight - not for you but for what you can do. The only reason Jackson is still being treated like an object and some sort of idiot who would really pay a man to inadequately monitor him and provide a less than 15 % chance that he would wake up and see his children again, is because Americans have been virtually brainwashed by survivalist media into believing a lie.

    The questions America is refusing to ask: why did Michael have doctors around him constantly? Why did he have insomnia? Why was he 'hurting' - are paradoxically, the only questions that really needs to be asked. So ask it for them Deepak. Then answer it. But don't be a willing party to the media's agenda of endlessly asking the wrong questions, the prurient questions - the ones that go underneath pictures of a naked, dead man on a gurney.

    Your friend deserves better than that.

    October 22, 2011 at 7:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Didi

      Alan, I applaud you.
      An eloquent summing up of all that is wrong with these narcissistic people who were once in Michael's circle.
      As you say, they have a public platform, and instead of using this to the good, are destroying the reality of who this great man and humanitarian really was.
      A shameful foray into self promotion.

      October 22, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  74. Tracy

    I'm just happy that most people who posted see that Deepak Chopra is a useless liar. He really is his own worst press.

    October 28, 2011 at 5:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sylvie

      I just want to thank everyone who have come forward to seek the TRUTH out.
      I really do appreciate all of u. It is very nice. Cheers!

      October 28, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
  75. embt

    i am a lifelong fan of michael jackson and was devastated by his premature death.however, i think that many of mj's fans have been blinded to mj's long term dependence on painkillers for his pain after multiple plastic surgery operations and his chronic insomnia.conrad murray was one of many doctors who had treated mj and he just happened to be unlucky enough to be the wrong doctor at the wrong time and place.this does not excuse his unprofessional conduct but it perhaps portrays him as less 'evil' than many fans are prepared to admit.many celebrities and wealthy businessmen have access to paid medical help to ease pain,insomnia and depression....there are many private doctors out there who are just as guilty as dr murray.

    November 7, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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