Doctor Conrad Murray, a man who, if we believe naysayers, is the most hapless doctor in the world, is claiming that Michael Jackson was on his last legs without his help. It is unclear whether Jackson’s ‘last legs’ went straight into a Moonwalk pose.
While everyone thinks of the world ‘Propofol’ in unison, Murray is saying that Michael Jackson was in such a weakened state before he shrugged off his mortal coil that it is not fair to blame his death on the administering of Propofol.
Not that Conrad injected the singer. Jackson did that himself while Murray walked into things and generally acted like Dr Nick from The Simpsons.
Apparently, Dr Murray’s legal team are going to argue that, at the precise moment of Jackson’s ceasing to exist (not in your hearts Jackson fans, not in your hearts), the pop singer’s body was already failing him.
The blame for this is, allegedly, that he was being “driven over the edge” by AEG to rehearse for his This Is It tour. It seems that someone is going to get the blame for this and it isn’t likely that Jackson himself is going to shoulder any of it (let us consider at least that he may have been dependent on prescription drugs for years, leaving his body unable to cope).
Murray’s lawyers will call witnesses to back up the claim that Jackson was not showing up for rehearsals and, when he did show up, he was showing “clear signs” of failing health.
What this means is that, even if the jury think that Dr. Murray administered the fatal dose of Propofol, Jackson was already on his way out.
The trial begins in April and, as everyone knows, it’ll briefly make for essentially televisual viewing (well, the first couple of episodes and the last one where they deliver the verdict – the rest will be only viewed by mental Michael Jackson fans, sat at home in sequinned outfits and crying the words of Man In The Mirror to themselves endlessly).