On Monday, Dr. Stuart Finkelstein declared, through a recorded testimony, why he concluded that Michael Jackson was addicted to drugs, after he was his doctor in 1993 during the tour “Dangerous”, which concluded with the artist’ placement into rehab.
Finkelstein said he suspected Jackson’s addiction in 1993. In addition, he said he spent 24 hours in the hotel suite supplying him intravenous morphine for the pain.
The doctor revealed that, years later, AEG Live, concert promoting company, asked him to work as Jackson’s personal physician in the failed tour “This Is It” in 2009. Finkelstein said he wanted $ 40,000 a month with no contract. But he was never hired. In the end, AEG hired Dr. Conrad Murray for $ 150,000 per month..
During the tour, Murray gave him a fatal overdose of propofol on June 25, 2009, causing his death. AEG Live denies having hired Murray and says they have no responsibility on the death, regarding the negligence lawsuit initiated by Michael Jackson’s mother.