Michael Jackson Was 'Dependent On Painkillers'
A specialist claims the King of Pop was also addicted to having Botox...
A specialist has revealedMichael Jacksonallegedly had large amounts of painkillers and Botox in the months leading up to his death.
Speaking at the ongoing Conrad Murray involuntary manslaughter trial, Dr. Robert Waldman gave evidence in court yesterday as part of the physicians defence team.
Murray's lawyers claim Jackson was taking the drug Demerol from a Beverly Hills dermatologist, which they allege conflicted with Murray's attempts to help the King of Pop with his insomnia and led to his death in July 2009.
Medical records state that the Thriller singer had taken 900 milligrams of Demerol in three days during May 2009 from Dr. Arnold Klein - who also gave Jackson Botox.
During his testimony, Waldman told the court there was a "possibility" Michael was addicted to Demerol, stating: "I believe there is evidence that he was dependent on Demerol."
However, the doctor could not say whether MJ was totally dependent on the drug, with a cross-examination revealing his was not officially recognised as an addiction specialist.
Earlier this week, Murray was reduced to tears after hearing evidence from an ex-patient, who claimed he didn't think the doctor had done what he's been accused of.