LOS ANGELES (AP) - Spiritual teacher and medical doctor Deepak
Chopra says he has been concerned since 2005 that Michael Jackson
was abusing prescription painkillers and most recently spoke to the
pop star about suspected drug use six months ago.
Chopra told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday that Jackson, a longtime friend, asked him for painkillers in 2005 when
the pop star was staying with him following his trial on sex abuse
Chopra says he refused but said the nanny of Jackson's children repeatedly contacted him with concerns about Jackson's drug use over the next four years.
He says she told him a number of doctors would visit Jackson's homes in Santa Barbara County, Los Angeles, Miami and New York.
Chopra says whenever the subject came up, Jackson would avoid