A doctor revealed Michael Jackson ‘significant’ scarring in the buttocks from years of drug abuse, almost broke his needle.
According to Stuart Finkelstein, the late King of Pop’s had scars and infections on his butt caused by substance abuse and the damage was so ‘extensive’ it almost broke the physician’s needle when he treated and cared for Michael during his ‘Dangerous World Tour‘ in 1993.
He said:‘I attempted to give [Michael] a shot of Demerol [a painkiller] but his buttocks were so scarred up and abscessed that the needle almost bent.’ He added: ‘I thought he had an opiate problem and we needed to do an intervention, he needed to be detoxed.’
During the tour, Michael is said to have been given ‘two to four’10mg doses of the drug Demerol each day. Finkelstein realised the pop superstar needed help for his issues and reportedly called on the lateElizabeth Taylor– a long-time friend of Michael – speak to Michael.
In his evidence, the medical expert also revealed he enjoyed a reasonably close relationship the‘Thriller’singer often watching‘The Three Stooges’with him and having squirt gun fights together.