The nurse and dietician Michael Jackson consulted before his death has commented on his medical condition in a new interview.
Cherilyn Lee said that it was sleep not highs, Jackson was seeking when he sought out drugs.
“Mr Jackson did not present himself as a drug addict and from January to April, I didn’t see that in him. Even when it came to the Diprivan, he was looking for something that was going to help him sleep.”
Lee said the beleaguered pop singer even asked her to sit in with him while he tried to sleep. “The night I stayed with him. He said, ‘I want you to see how I sleep, ’cause I want you to see that I don’t fall asleep. Or I fall asleep, it takes a while, but then I wake up after a couple hours.’ And that was before he started talking about the Diprivan.”
“He said, ‘Once it hits my veins, I’m knocked out. And I wake up the next morning I feel good, I’m full of energy. He was very excited about it – ‘Please find me someone’.”
Lee also speculated that the track marks that were alleged to be on his arms were the result of shoddy treatment, suggesting they were not those of a drug addict. “When I was drawing his blood, his veins were awfully, awfully small. And he said, ‘Oh my goodness, I have these little squiggly veins,’ and he just started laughing about it. He said, ‘Doctors always have a hard time finding my veins.’ And later it kind of dawned on me — why would doctors be looking for veins? Basically it’s nurses [that deal with veins]. I’m sure people kept missing when they were doing whatever and that’s why it looked like he had track marks.”