Michael Jackson doctor Conrad Murray back at work

Tuesday November 24, 2009

Michael Jackson's personal doctor has re-opened his surgery for the first time since the king of pop's death.

Dr Conrad Murray - who was hired as Michael's physician during a world tour and was with him when he died on June 25 - saw to 16 patients on his first day back at his Texas clinic on Monday.

The physician's lawyer said: "(Dr Murray) has not been able to earn a living since the death of Michael Jackson.

"His legal fees are enormous and his debts have mounted to the point where it is unclear whether he will be able to keep his house or support his family.

"His intentions are to attend to these patients who have continued to support him, despite the attention and despite the threats."

The cardiologist has been the focus of an investigation since the Thriller singer's passing.

This began after he told investigators he administered propofol - a powerful operating room anaesthetic - to help the pop star sleep.

He has not been charged with any crime, however.

Photo: © Getty Images

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