Belfast Telegraph

Home News World

Mother says Michael Jackson addicted to surgery

Michael Jackson's mother Katherine revealed last night that her son "was addicted to surgery".

The deceased superstar's mother even claims she once asked her son's surgeon to pretend that he had operated on the pop singer's nose if he ever asked for another surgery.

Speaking on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show', she claimed that her son thought he was ugly as an adolescent and later "one day made up his mind to get his nose done".

Michael Jackson died in June 2009 of an overdose of a powerful anaesthetic. She also revealed that they are still learning to cope with his death.

Jackson's oldest children, 13-year-old Prince and 12-year-old Paris, who also appeared on the show said they are adjusting well to school, although their younger brother, Blanket (8) is still schooled at home.

The children have been living with their grandmother, who is their guardian, since their father's death.

In the recorded interview, Katherine Jackson said Blanket, whose given name is Prince Michael Jackson II, is shy but wants to attend school next year.

The children were recorded in the family's back garden in Encino, California with several cousins and spoke about their memories of their father.

Prince, whose birth name is Michael Joseph Jackson Jr, said he and his father often walked on the beach early in the morning drinking Coca Cola and eating Skittles or Snickers. Paris said he took her to art museums and was "the best cook ever".

Mrs Jackson said she wanted to give the children as normal a childhood as possible, and is more lenient than her son was -- including when he made the children wear veils in public.

Paris said the veils were not always comfortable but that they wore them so "when we went out without our dad nobody would really recognise us", and she appreciated that he was trying to protect them.

"I think no one understands what a good father he was," Paris said.

Belfast Telegraph

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph