Keith Olbermann Interviews Deepak Chopra on the Death of Michael Jackson NEXT

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Chopra, close friend of Michael Jackson, is interviewed by Keith Olbermann the night after his death. Chopr...
Chopra, close friend of Michael Jackson, is interviewed by Keith Olbermann the night after his death. Chopra describes receiving a phone call from him just days ago, recalling he was "in a good mood."He says that in 2005, Jackson had asked Chopra to hook him up with Oxycontin so he can deal with pain. "I was very aware he had a problem," Chopra says. He also blames "legalized drug pushers" for the current "Hollywood culture."Chopra signed off by saying "he was like a brother to me." The possibility that Jackson was taking medication oxycotin and demorol that could have contributed to his death at age 50 weighed heavily Friday on people close to the star.In 2005, after he was cleared on charges of child molestation, Jackson spent a week at a center run by Dr. Deepak Chopra, a physician who focuses on spirituality and the mind-body connection.During that week, Jackson asked Chopra for a prescription for a narcotic, ."I said, 'What the heck do you want a narcotic prescription for?', Chopra said. "And it suddenly dawned on me that he was probably taking these and that he had probably a number of doctors who were giving him these prescriptions, so I confronted him with that. At first, he denied it. Then, he said he was in a lot of pain."Chopra said he told Jackson that there were plenty of other ways to handle his pain, but that the arguments were not persuasive.He blamed Jackson's death on drug abuse, though he offered no direct evidence."When you have enough drugs in your system, your heart goes into an arrhythmia and your respiration stops," he said. "I think the drugs killed him."Brian Oxman, a former lawyer for the Jackson family who was in the emergency room Thursday, also expressed concern about medications the pop star was taking.
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