Michael Jackson's Nurse Claims He Begged For Sedatives to Cure Insomnia

Jul 02nd, 2009

By now you've heard all of the rumors and all of the people coming out with their stories about Michael Jackson for a desperate attempt at fame. Cherilyn Lee, a nurse who provided nutritional counseling to the pop star, claims she regularly denied his request for the drug Diprival to cure his persistent insomnia over the last few months.

On June 21st, she received a frantic call from Jackson's staff that made Lee suspect that he obtained the drug elsewhere.

"He called and was very frantic and said, `Michael needs to see you right away.' I said, 'What's wrong?' And I could hear Michael in the background..., 'One side of my body is hot, it's hot, and one side of my body is cold. It's very cold,'" Lee says. "I said, `Tell him he needs to go the hospital. I don't know what's going on, but he needs to go to the hospital...right away," the nurse continued. "At that point, I knew that somebody had given him something that hit the central nervous system," she said, adding, "He was in trouble Sunday and he was crying out." (source)


He never went to the hospital and four days later the King of Pop died. She goes on to claim he was tortured by sleep deprivation. Opposed to recreational drug use, she also says he was not looking for drugs to get high, but wanted help for his endless insomnia.

"I had an IV and when it hit my vein, I was sleeping. That's what I want," Lee said Jackson told her. "He said, `I don't like drugs. I don't want any drugs. My doctor said it's safe. It works quick and it's safe as long as somebody's here to monitor me and wake me up. It's going be OK."

Jackson would not give the doctor's name.

"I think it's so wrong for people to say these things about him," says Lee, who had only kind words for Michael. "He was a wonderful, loving father who wanted the best for his children." (source)

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