Joe Jackson addressed his son’s death and the rumours surrounding it in a recent CNN interview with Larry King. The infamously unemotional character behind the Jackson 5 spoke of how both he and his family were finding it hard to cope with the loss. He also claimed to ‘not know’ the location of his son’s body, preferring to remember him ‘alive.’
Many have criticised Joe Jackson for attempting to monopolise on the publicity surrounding his son’s death. Jackson was condemned for attempting to promote business matters at such a time. It has been rumoured that Jackson had hoped to form a musical group with Michael’s children, which he has strongly denied in this interview.
Michael died four weeks ago following a supposed cardiac arrest. It is rumoured, however, that there may have been some foul play involved in his tragic demise. In the same Larry King interview, concert promoter Leonard Rowe addressed the ‘suspicous activity’ of Michael’s final days, blaming promoters AEG for a number of factors. He also mentioned the doctor’s role in his death, suggesting that he fed Michael’s drug addictions. Jackson was also quick to reference the role of Michael’s doctor, simply stating ‘something went wrong.’
Jackson also denied rumours that he harmed Michael in his younger days, stating that is a ‘bunch of Bull S.’ He also explained that he was unable to get through to his son for a number of reasons in the time leading up to his death.
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