King of Pop weighed just 8st 1oz and was 'riddled with needle wounds'
Shocking details of Michael Jackson’s autopsy have been leaked to the press, revealing the King of Pop was a shadow of his former self.
Following Michael’s death last Thursday from a heart attack, a detailed autopsy has revealed how the singer’s body had suffered dramatically as a result of continuous daily painkiller injections.
According to reports in The Sun today, the 50-year-old’s body was a ‘virtual skeleton’, weighing just 8st 1oz, as a result of nearly starving himself by eating only one meal a day and medication alone was found in his stomach when he died.
The singer’s body was reportedly covered with needle wounds, owing to the three-times-daily dose of painkiller injections Michael had come to rely on.
The leaked information also confirmed that the Thriller star was marred by a host of cosmetic surgery scars after what is thought to be at least 13 different plastic surgery procedures.
Michael was wearing a wig when he died, having allegedly lost all his hair, partly owing to an accident in 1984 on set for a Pepsi ad when his hair caught fire.
In addition, the singer had several broken ribs, the result of paramedics’ attempts to pump his chest after the cardiac arrest. Medics had also attempted to restart Michael’s heart with adrenaline injections, but to no avail.
A source close to the Jackson entourage said: ‘Michael’s family and fans will be horrified when they realise the appalling state he was in.
‘He was skin and bone, his hair had fallen out and had been eating nothing but pills when he died. Injection marks all over his body and the disfigurement caused by years of plastic surgery show he’d been in terminal decline for years.’
Michael’s family demanded a second autopsy at the weekend after suspicions about the conduct of the singer’s doctor, Dr Conrad Murray, who was hired just 11 days ago by AEG Live, the company behind Michael’s intended 50-date residency at the O2 Arena in London.
According to sources close to the Jackson family, their intention is to bring a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the cardiologist.
Meanwhile, commentators believe Michael’s funeral could surpass that of Elvis’s and Princess Diana’s in size and coverage.
Reports suggest the Jackson family intend to hold a private burial, followed by a public remembrance ceremony which will be televised across the world. Millions of fans are expected to gather in Los Angeles to pay their respects.
One senior Los Angeles Police chief said: ‘We are preparing for an event of historic proportions.’