Update: Very sad news today as it appears that Michael Jackson has died.

The one-time King Of Pop, Michael Jackson, is rumored to be incurably ill, and is possibly DYING. Reports are surfacing that Michael, 50, is suffering from a potentially fatal lung disease according to media reports. The actual disease is called Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency.
Ian Halperin, who authored a tell-all book on Michael, told In Touch magazine:

“He’s had it for years, but it’s gotten worse, He needs a lung transplant but may be too weak to go through with it. He also has emphysema and chronic gastrointestinal bleeding, which his doctors have had a lot of trouble stopping. It’s the bleeding that is the most problematic part. It could kill him.”

The UK’s Daily Express, says the writer says Jackson may now be fighting for his life, but is too weak to undergo surgery.The facemask was always one hint he was worried about his health. The current claim is that his lung condition has left him so weak he can barely speak, and that he is going BLIND as well. Horrific.

Jackson was acquitted 3 years ago of child molestation, but has never shaken rumors of drug or alcohol abuse. Extreme money problems have forced him out of his “Neverland”, and he still has enormous amounts of debt. In fact, illness was the reason he gave to avoid a recent court date in a big money lawsuit. Now, it looks like that excuse was legitimate. Still, he has somehow managed to rent a home in one of the most exclusive areas of L.A. for a whopping $100,000 a month. The $38 million Holmby Hils pad has seven bedrooms, 13 baths, 12 fireplaces, a screening room and, of course, a cellar for Jesus juice. For sleepovers, there’s a guest house, swimming pool and garden. The deal was done several weeks ago under a heavy-duty confidentiality agreement.

There has been no public comment on his health from Jackson’s official spokeswoman. he singer’s brother has simply said it’s not a good time, and that Jackson’s not doing so well. No matter what your opinion of Michael is, he’s become a truly tragic figure. We hope he gets well. Here’s a look at Michael in his prime…when he WAS on top.

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