After Michael Jackson’s passing, the world was left with numerous unanswered questions about the state of his health and what really killed him, making it hard for most to move on from his tragic death. In the worldwide event that sought out closure of MJ’s death, his very mother gave viewers the real story behind his childhood, addictions, and the events leading up to his death.
Oprah sat down one on one with Katherine to get the real answers, plus she talked with Joe Jackson and Michael’s children in a very honest and emotional interview.
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In an effort to clear up rumors that still surround her late son, Katherine Jackson spoke frankly on his childhood and obsession with changing his looks. She commented on when he first turned to plastic surgery to correct his skin disease Vitiligo because, “He didn’t want to start looking ‘like a spotted cow.’ I don’t know what in the world he did to change that, but he did.”
Michael only admitted to undergoing two plastic surgery treatments in his life, but Katherine denied it saying, ”He had more than two, he was just embarrassed. I hear that people get addicted to plastic surgery, and I think that’s what happened to him. I said, that’s enough.”
Later, Katherine was joined by her husband Joe, who was grilled by Oprah about allegations he beat Michael and the rest of his children growing up. At first trying to deny he beat his children, Katherine interjected by bluntly saying, ”You might as well admit it, that’s the way black people raised their children. He used a strap.”
Joe backed up his past actions by saying he didn’t regret the way he raised his children because it “It kept them out of jail and kept them right.”
On the emotional subject that Michael was addicted to prescription drugs, Katherine painfully answered that she tried to talk to her son once about his drug use. She didn’t want him to continue the habit and hear one day that he overdosed because it “would break her heart.”
She still hasn’t gotten over her son’s death saying, ”It was the worst day of my life. My heart dropped. I kind of felt it, but I was wishing that it wouldn’t be. I can’t accuse Dr. Murray of murder, I don’t know if it was accidentally done or it was intentionally done. I don’t want to get into that, but I have my thoughts. I don’t think I’ll ever, ever be healed. It hurts.”
The captivating interview helped put to rest some loose strings that were left behind after Michael’s death, and now hopefully the world can feel some closure after loosing a music legend.
[Source: Music News]