Joe Jackson Wishes He'd Forced Michael To Quit Shows

MICHAEL JACKSON's father JOE JACKSON wishes he had forced the King of Pop to cancel his This Is It concerts last year (09) - because he knew the gigs would be "too much" for the frail star.
The Thriller hitmaker passed away last June (09), shortly before he was due to embark on a mammoth multi-date residency at London's O2 arena.
The Jackson patriarch was pushing for the concert run to be reduced or scrapped altogether and even stormed out of a meeting with the singer following an argument over the excessive schedule.
And Joe is full of regret because the angry exchange was the last time he spoke to his son.
He tells Britain's News of the World, "Michael told me he had signed for just 15 shows, but was doing 50, and it was too much in one go. I warned Randy that Michael would be pushed to the edge. I got angry and started shouting, but Michael and his mother just sat in the corner laughing out loud. Just like Katherine, he couldn't cope with confrontations. Randy said he would look into these things, but nothing ever happened.
"After that I left the room, and I said goodbye to Michael. I told him I'd speak to him soon - but I never did. It was the last time I saw him. I wish I had made him walk away from those shows. I knew he would never make them, but I never thought he'd die."


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Well to JOE i will say, what is done is done,MICHAEL is not coming back.What JOE can do now is to fight for justice for MICHAEL,otherwise he would be failing him twice.It is crystal clear MICHAEL was murdered,papa Joe,fight for MICHAEL so he can really rest in peace.Wish GOD will turn back time so MICHAEL could be here-----the pain is toooooooooooooo much and i miss him very much.
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Oh COME ON people! Do you really believe this? If you've listened to Joe Jackson over the years you should agree that he doesn't even TALK like this. And why would he decide to start pouring his heart out to a British Tabloid. He wasn't even this forthcoming on Larry King Live. And Michael despised tabloids and Joe knows this. If he was feeling this way why would he tell a freakin TABLOID. I'm no no Joe Jackson fan..but this article is BULL.
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That is the biggest lie he has ever told, because he would beat Michael if he did not practice or want to do what he wanted him to do. When is he going to stop opening his big mouth. Michael might have forgiven him but he never forgot. You wanted your kids to become stars so you would not have to work. You are a good for nothing jerk....As far as I am concerned you killed Michael just like Conrad Murray did. Only you didn't inject him, you just beat him. You are a cruel man.
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MJ died because of medication he was given by Conrad Murray not because he was skinny or because he agreed to 50 shows instead of 15; according to the autopsy anyway.
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I don't believe in the tabloids and Joe Jackson is too forceful to say anything to these people who make up their own stories....Joe Jackson, put your energy on justice for MICHAEL,We know that MICHAEL has forgiven you............ go ahead and fight for justice for MICHAEL, it's not too late...........Redeem yourself.........I am not judging you only God can do that...............
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I just wanted to comment on this and the other article about how Joseph blames Michael's mother for this event. NOONE IS TO BLAME FOR THIS-EXCEPT MICHAEL HIMSELF-THOUGH I LOVE AND MISS HIM DEARLY AND ALWAYS WILL AND WILL ALWAYS BE A FAN TIL THE DAY I DIE-Michael did this to himself. Michael was an addict and it doesn't matter who or how much you intervene in trying to stop someones' addiction-if they don't want to be helped-they're not going to listen to ANYBODY take it from someone that knows that grew up in an alcoholic drug addicted family and though his doctor that gave him the lethal dose should be fired and have his license revoked-it still wouldn't have made any difference,if he wouldn't have given it to Michael,it would have been somebody else because that is the power of fame and fortune and addiction and Michael was already too far gone into his addiction and in denial about it which is another addict behaviour,if there's anyone that should be held responsible-it's Michael himself and addiction is a disease and it doesn't make him a bad person,he was sick and so far gone into it,that unless it was court ordered to be put into a rehab facility or detox facility-there wasn't anything that could have been done to save him,so noone but Michael is to blame-it's not all the shows,or his mother,or really even his doctors-he was responsible for his own actions and if those doctors hadn't given him drugs-he would've found a way to still get them come hell or highwater because that is what an addict does when they are in the midst of their addiction,so if anyone is responsible it's Michael himself,but he's gone now and nothing can bring him back,and all that is left are the memories and the music and that is what will keep his spirit and his legacy alive as well as his beautiful children,Michael will live inside of them FOREVER and his memory will live on-but the blaming needs to stop because it is pointless and doesn't matter anymore,none of all that stuff like the abuse and all matter anymore and people need to move on and let him rest in peace.
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I know a lot of functional addicts who have been doing their thing for years & yes their are functioning. Addiction is a disease & you can't blame someone for being sick. The fact of the matter is propofol is not addictive & that's what killed Michael, not the other drugs that he was taking. He hired that bastard Dr to administer the drug & Murray failed him plain & simple. Poor guy was stressed, not eating, not sleeping, frail, pain in his back & feet & Im sure because of a lack of sleep he wasn't thinking properly. I'm tired of people blaming him. Hasn't michael suffered enough when all he wanted to do was give love to the world.
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This is just like the Ewings on Dallas .. except for this time it's the Jacksons in Encino .. drama, drama, and more drama.Discover the truth behind the lies. www.mj-conspiracy.com
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