Michael Jackson's Former Nurse Sheds Light On Late Singer's Insomnia
Some more details regarding late pop superstar Michael Jackson's health problems have emerged. The source of this new information is his former nurse, Cherilyn Lee, who on Wednesday, recorded her statement in the wrongful death case being fought over MJ's untimely demise between his family and AEG Live.
Lee revealed that the "One More Chance" singer's insomnia had deteriorated so much that he was getting only a couple of hours of sleep everyday. He had signed a massive 50-concert deal with AEG for the "This Is It" world tour and needed to get himself healthy again in order to survive the rigours of that program.
He acquired Lee's services to help increase his sleep time, and she started administering him some vitamins doses, which instantly improved his condition. Just after a month's treatment, he 'looked healthier' but still wanted to add more to his five-hour sleep. With rehearsals of his world tour just around the corner, he decided to speed up the process and sought Dr. Conrad Murray's services.
According to Lee, the two then tried to find someone who could fulfill his need for propofol - the drug which the deceased legend was given in 1997 by German physicians and what gave him temporary relief but eventually became the cause of his death.
"I remember telling him that it wasn't something he wanted to use at home. It wasn't a safe medication. It was definitely not a medication for insomnia," Lee recalled.