Conrad Murray, the former personal physician of Michael Jackson, has made explosive claims regarding the superstar's death. According Murray, who is convicted of the singing legend's death, paramedics were 'sluggish' while approaching the emergency situation during Jackson's overdose. He claimed that the King of Pop was still alive when he arrived at the UCLA hospital, even though the emergency doctors declared him "clinically dead".
"They basically did nothing for Michael, as soon as they arrived, for 25 minutes they made mistakes, and because of the mistakes they made ... well... I met Michael lifeless, he had no pulse, no blood pressure," he claimed in an interview with News.AU.
"He was not dead. He was alive. The book will tell you how we know that."
Jackson died on 25 June 2009 after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 50. The homicide investigation into the singer's death concluded that the pop legend succumbed to the lethal dose of the anaesthetic propofol administered by Murray. The late singer was preparing for his grand comeback concerts at the time of death.
"I thought, 'Can this guy get some sleep? Because I know his future relies on it.' Michael would cry and complain and beg and remind me of what he had at stake," the 63-year-old disgraced doctor told the website.
"He was penniless, he was burnt, extremely sad. My losses have been colossal but that doesn't stop me from loving him, but it doesn't also stop me telling the story of him that is honest."
Murray was sentenced to four years of imprisonment in 2011 and was released in 2013 after serving nearly two years in jail.
Murray has made few other major revelations about the late music icon in his book, This Is It!: The Secret lives of Dr. Conrad Murray and Michael Jackson. However, he claims that he wants fans to know the real Jackson behind the silhouette of stardom and the book is a 'raw, nitty, gritty and cruel' account of him and Jackson.
"He walked around for years having a life loaded with misery. Unfortunately his confessions and regurgitations through me left me with this load, a heavy load," he said and added: "I want people to really get to know Michael Jackson, they don't know him, they've only made these references from afar. I'm not here to protect Michael. Neither am I here to give you an impression of him that is absolutely false."