Yesterday, there were two stories going around about the health of Michael Jackson. On one hand, he was nearly blind in one eye and was suffering from a lung condition that was diminishing his life. And on the flip side, Mike was planning a world tour and was talking with television networks for possible specials.
What’s the story Mike?
E!Online posted a story with quotes from biographer Ian Halperin which stated that Jackson is suffering from a possibly fatal genetic condition called alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
The story quoted an In Touch magazine article.
Jackson’s condition has worsened over the years to the point where “his quality of life is severely diminished,” Halperin tells In Touch magazine, so much so that he’s “barely able to speak” and has lost 95 percent of the vision in his left eye. “He’s had [the deficiency] for years, but it’s gotten worse,” Halperin told the magazine. “He needs a lung transplant but may be too weak to go through with it…[But] it’s the [gastrointestinal] bleeding that is the most problematic part. It could kill him.”
Then, later in the day, E!Online was back with quotes from MJ representative Dr. Tohme Tohme.
“Mr. Jackson is in fine health, and finalizing negotiations with a major entertainment company and television network for both a world tour and a series of specials and appearances.”
MJ is either sick or he’s ready to moonwalk again. What’s the real story?