Bodyguard Blames Michael Jackson's Death on Doctors

Entertainment Jul. 2, 2009 AT 9:50AM
Michael Jackson November 15, 2006 Credit: Photo by Gianfranco Calcagno/FilmMagic

Michael Jackson's bodyguard blames his doctors for killing the singer.

"They have blood on their hands," Matt Fiddes said on Sky News. The British martial arts expert -- who was introduced to Jackson nearly 10 years ago by his best friend, illusionist Uri Geller -- recalls "confiscating" bags of prescription medicine from the singer because he was afraid he would die.

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"I never witnessed him actually taking drugs but I knew they were there, and I confiscated packages, and Uri did too," Fiddes said. "Uri confiscated injection equipment from his room... Uri would scream at Michael, you know, intensely, to stop doing this but we were getting pushed out [by the doctors]." "We went to great efforts to keep the doctors away. But as soon as we said anything and it got back to Michael, Michael would have a screaming fit that we were interfering with his private life, that he knew what he was doing," Fiddes went on, adding that Jackson was "in denial."

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"As far as I'm concerned they have Michael's blood on their hands," he said of the doctors. "They know what they've done and there's people out there who could have helped, could have stepped in, but didn't do for financial reasons." Fiddes said he wouldn't describe Jackson as a "druggie" as he did not use illegal narcotics like cocaine, but said he was addicted to painkillers. California officials announced Wednesday the federal Drug Enforcement Agency was assisting the Los Angeles Police Department's investigation into Jackson's death.

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Fiddes also claimed that Jackson had a "secret girlfriend." "I'm not going to name who she is but I think the family were aware that there was someone special in his life who he loved and adored and had his ups and downs with," he said. "I don't know how long they've been a couple. I know she's been with him for some time in different capacities but... it's up to her if she wants it to come out or the family to speak about this very private information," he continued.

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