Michael's doctor talks to police amid new medication claims

Monday June 29, 2009

Michael Jackson's personal physician has met with police to talk them through the chain of events leading up to the star's death.

Cardiologist Dr Conrad Murray (pictured), who was by the singer's side in his final moments, spent three hours talking to Los Angeles detectives to clarify "inconsistencies" in the account of his death, said his spokesman.

He was interviewed amid claims from friends and former employees that the Thriller artist had been taking a daily cocktail of prescription painkillers, and that his weight was dangerously low at the time of his death.

One former aide, Grace Rwaramba, who was his children's nanny said that she'd pumped his stomach on several occasion after he accidentally overdosed on his medication.

The medic is considered the prime witness in the investigation, but police have stressed he is not a suspect.

Dr Conrad, who attempted to revive the 50-year-old singer after his collapse at his LA home, provided officers with details of Michael's medication.

Meanwhile, a second autopsy has been carried out at the request of the 50-year-old singer's family. They will be given the results within two weeks.

Foul play has been ruled out by the Los Angeles County Coroner's office, which has deferred giving a cause of death until the results of toxicology tests come back.

Photo: © PA

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