Michael Jackson's personal physician DR. CONRAD MURRAY needn't worry about returning to work - his patients are welcoming him back with open arms.
Investigators looking into the late King of Pop's death have focused their case on the cardiologist, who stands accused of administering the powerful prescription drug Propofol to the superstar prior to his death on 25 June (09).
Jackson's sister Janet has called for U.S. authorities to strip Murray of his right to practice medicine, because she holds him "responsible" for the tragedy, while Jackson's mum Katherine is "seriously considering" launching a wrongful death lawsuit against him.
But, despite the Jackson family's public objections, Murray has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing - and he returned to his medical practice in Houston, Texas on Monday (23Nov09), after leaving the clinic earlier this year (09) to work as Jackson's personal medic.
And a number of his clients have spoken out in favour of the doctor, according to TMZ.com.
Client Jack Hammond told the website how Murray had saved his life twice in the last 10 years and "couldn't be more excited" about the medic returning to work. And Murray's patient Eliza Robertson has already visited the doctor, who she would "recommend to any of my friends."
A Los Angeles police spokesperson confirmed on Saturday (21Nov09) it will be months before authorities decide whether Murray is to blame for Jackson's death.