Moments ago, pop legend Michael Jackson, 50, was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center. Paramedics received a call around noon PST after Michael collapsed in his home. According to celebrity blog TMZ, Paramedics administered CPR to Jackson in the ambulance and according to Michael’s father Joe Jackson, “He’s not doing well”. It is unknown if Jackson will recover from this heart attack. Jackson’s mother and brothers are headed to the hospital to be by his side.
The Los Angeles Times reported that a 911 call was sent out from Jackson’s Holmby Hills home in Los Angeles at 12:26pm. The report said Jackson was not breathing when paramedics arrived at his home. It is unknown how long Jackson went without CPR, and whether or not he will suffer any irrevocable brain damage from the lack of oxygen, but it is confirmed that Jackson is in a COMA.
*Update. Pop legend Michael Jackson has died of cardiac arrest at the UCLA medical center at the age of 50.
Police tape has already been placed around his home in Los Angeles, as his death is pending investigation.
According to CNN, acquaintances of Michael said he had been looking frail, skinny, and even “droopy” lately. His skin was paper thin and those who shook his hand were afraid to shake too hard.
Recently, Michael Jackson has been frequenting Dr. Arnie Klein, a dermatologist based out of Beverly Hills, as often as a few times a week. Dr. Klein is the doctor reported to have treated Jackson’s vitiligo disorder over the years. Unless Dr. Klein also specializes in dermatology oncology, there’s no reason to think she was treating a life-threatening illness such as skin cancer. It’s also possible that he was meeting with another doctor in her office as a way to hide the fact that he had a known medical condition.
Bloggers across the net are already speculating that Jackson may have suffered a heart attack due to drug use. Michael has suffered from back pain in the past and may have been addicted to pain killers, although this is speculative. There were many secrets regarding his health and well-being over the years.
Despite his frail health, Michael was scheduled to tour in London, and had fifty concerts planned throughout the summer months.
Michael Jackson is survived by his three children Michael Joseph Jackson JR., Paris Michael Katherine, and Prince. Before his death, Jackson still had full custody of his three children, and it is not known who will gain custody in light of this news.