Here’s the latest information on Michael Jackson’s death according to a search warrant affidavit unsealed today in Houston by LA Times blogger Kimi Yoshino:
According to the search warrant, Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, told detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department that he had been treating Jackson for insomnia for about six weeks. He had been giving Jackson 50 milligrams of propofol every night using an intravenous line, according to the court records.
But Murray told detectives that he feared Jackson was forming an addiction and began trying to wean the pop star off the drugs. He lowered the dosage to 25 milligrams and mixed it with two other sedatives, lorazepam and midazolam. On June 23, two days before Jackson’s death, he administered those two medications and withheld the propofol.
You can the rest of the blog entry which was updated earlier today with even more information.
Update: 10:46PM Pacific
I didn’t have the time to add color to this post that we put up earlier today.
I don’t know anyone who has had issues with pain medication personally. But being a fan of professional wrestling, I’ve seen many a wrestler under the age of fifty die because of being addicted to pain pills. It’s a scary scary deal.
I don’t think any of us have to be doctors to understand that in order for MJ to have such a pain tolerance for that powerful medication, he more than likely had a problem. He was probably addicted. I don’t want to make any more assumptions that that, but to me, the story becomes more sad knowing that this is the way he went out.
He wrote a song called Morphine years ago, which was all about addiction and to think that he didn’t learn from his own words is just sad to me. I hope some people do learn from MJ though.