I have not heard of this Dr Hollywood...and ahem..how about the 'Wonderland' Clinic..
Was,nt Michaels new choice of home called 'Wonderland'? and children 'chose' to live with Grandma? not just in the 'will' then...Randy stayed with MJ before the concerts? - So family was not shut out then? intriguing...
Well do read...
Revealed: Jackson family wanted to admit Michael to drugs clinic two
weeks ago as he was danger to himself
Last updated at 11:07 AM on 29th June 2009
Michael Jackson's family were so concerned about his addiction to
powerful painkillers they considered forcibly admitting him to a
rehabilitation clinic just two weeks before he died.The plan -
which would have involved psychiatrists trying to convince a judge he
was a danger to himself and others - was abandoned only because of
Jackson's resistance, and the overwhelming pressure to fulfil his
concert commitments in London.Instead, he agreed to consult a
controversial therapist known as 'Doc Hollywood' and to allow a 'sober
coach' to accompany him to Britain, to stay with him constantly to try
to wean him off drugs.
Under pressure: Michael Jackson leaves his hotel
during his March visit to London to announce his O2 concerts
The Mail on Sunday also reveals today that Jackson collapsed from a
morphine overdose six years ago, when he was suffering acute stress over
child sex allegations.Hours earlier, American TV had aired an
interview in which Jackson rebutted claims about his personal life,
which was regarded as critical to his future in showbusiness. His family feared he would die after his breathing slowed and
he lost consciousness - but details of the incident have never been made
public until now.
Inevitably, the revelations will intensify
speculation surrounding his death last Thursday - and whether the heavy
dose of painkillers he took shortly before he died may have been a
deliberate attempt to extricate himself from his gruelling 50-concert
Time out: Joe Jackson sharing a joke with family
friend Reverend Jesse Jackson outside his home in Encino, Los Angeles
The extent of his drugs problems was revealed as:
manager spoke movingly of how Jackson's daughter Paris, 11, cried 'No,
no, Daddy, no!' when he broke the news of her father's death.
three orphaned children reportedly asked to live with their
- The Jackson family spoke for the first time of
their devastation at his 'tragic' death and were considering whether to
hold an official public memorial service.
- Jackson's personal
doctor, Conrad Robert Murray, who was with him when he died, was
quizzed by police for three hours.
- A US website claimed
detectives are also planning to speak to Jackson's aide Dr Tohme Tohme
about an 'alleged indirect connection' between prescription drugs and
the pop star's death.
Dr Murray, a Texan cardiologist, had been hired by concert promoters
AEG Live to be with Jackson in London from next week until March.
executive Randy Phillips said: 'Michael told me personally that he
trusted this man.'Dr Murray was reportedly living at Jackson's
Hollywood home after quitting his medical practice just two weeks ago.
The £35,000-a-month Wonderland rehab centre in
the Hollywood Hills
It was believed to be Murray who desperately
tried to revive
Jackson. But the emergency 911 call showed that the resuscitation
attempt took place with Jackson on his bed - experts said the recovery
attempt should have been attempted on the floor. A medical
source said: 'The first thing any beginner is taught about CPR is to
move the patient to a hard surface. A bed is too soft.'Dr Murray
spent three hours talking to detectives last night, with his lawyer at
this side, after getting in touch with LA police. It was his second
meeting with officers.
'Detectives assigned to
Robbery-Homicide Division met with Dr Murray and conducted an extensive
interview. Dr. Murray was cooperative and provided information which
will aid the investigation,' a spokesman said.The doctor's
lawyers revealed he had been hired last month to go on Jackson's tour to
Britain and insisted he was being treated as a witness rather than a
suspect. 'Dr. Murray helped identify the circumstances around the
death of the pop icon and clarified some inconsistencies,' a spokesman
said. 'Dr. Murray has been in Los Angeles since the death of Mr.
Jackson. He rode in the ambulance to the hospital and stayed at the
hospital for hours comforting and consoling the Jackson family.
say the doctor is in no way a suspect and remains a witness to this
tragedy. Dr. Murray will continue to cooperate fully with the
Unconventional: Dr Howard Samuels is a favourite
with A-list stars
Los Angeles coroners are now conducting a
toxicology test, which will take four to six weeks, to determine what
drugs were in Jackson's system.The Jackson family have requested a
second independent post-mortem now his the body has been released to
the family. This was believed to be taking place in Los Angeles last
Before his death the family had consulted Californian drugs
expert Dr Howard Samuels, known as Doc Hollywood, to try to 'save
Michael from himself' because they knew he would refuse to go into
The family discussed all options with Dr Samuels and it was
that Jackson would detox at home under medical supervision and then be
provided with the 'sober coach', who would remain with him for the
duration of his 50 London concerts.
'Michael was adamant he did not have a drug problem and was not
going to rehab. But in the end he relented to his family's wishes and
agreed to having a sober companion,' said a source.
A typically Hollywood invention, a 'sober coach' is a trained
professional who accompanies a patient full-time to ensure they stay
off drugs. They administer random drug tests and liaise with
psychiatrists and other doctors to keep the patient sober.
A source said: 'No one in the family had realised how serious
Michael's problems were until Randy, his youngest brother, started
staying over at Michael's house. He quickly realised that the situation
was grave and that Michael needed urgent medical help or he might die.'
Dr Samuels is executive director of the Wonderland Centre, a
£35,000-a-month private drugs and alcohol rehab facility based in the
Hollywood Hills which has previously treated Lindsay Lohan and Mike
Dr Samuels is said to be a favourite of the stars because of his
unconventional treatment methods.
The source said: 'The Jackson family were recommended to call
Wonderland as Dr Samuels is very experienced at dealing with
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'Many celebrities do not want to go into a conventional treatment
centre because it takes them away from their professional commitments,
causes negative Press and means they have to mix with ordinary junkies
and, of course, they don't like to think of themselves in that way.
'Initially the family were so worried that they wanted to get a
psychiatrist to go to Michael's house to perform a psychiatric
evaluation to force him to go to rehab.'Under California law, a
person can be forcibly admitted to a drug
detox facility if two independent psychiatrists evaluate him and
convince a judge that he is a danger to himself or others.
The source said: 'It is an extremely difficult and lengthy process.
When this was explained to the family, it was clearly not an option for
'Randy said they needed to save Michael from himself.His drug use
was so severe, yet Michael was in total denial about how bad it was.
'He was having injections of the painkiller Demerol first thing in
the morning and last thing at night, along with a host of other
powerful drugs. He was refusing to eat and was popping pills
'The treatment was due to
start this weekend. When someone is in as
bad a state of dependence as Michael was you cannot detox them
'The plan was to gradually start weaning him off the drugs this
coming week. He would have had a team of doctors and nurses on call to
deal with withdrawal symptoms. That was the plan.'
Last night a spokesman for Dr Samuels refused to comment on Michael
Jackson, citing doctor-patient confidentiality.
Meanwhile, removal vans last night started emptying Jackson's rental
home of his personal possessions.
A source said that
Michael's father Joe 'was concerned that people might try to remove some
of his possessions, as happened when Princess Diana died'.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1195999/24hr-sober-coach-hired-Michael-Jackson-desperate-family-brought-controversial-Doc-Hollywood-save-star.html#ixzz0rxi8lMie
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