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June 30th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 06/30/09

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Tonight on 360°, Michael Jackson's former nurse is speaking out. Hear why she says Jackson "desperately" wanted a heavy sedative to help him sleep. She says just four days before Jackson died, one of his aides placed a desperate call to her, indicating Jackson was extremely ill. She's sharing her side of the story tonight on 360°.

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  1. Katrina

    I am not a huge fan, but believe in the truth!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  2. belinda

    i think everyone is assuming at this time and the real story will be when the autopsy is released its to late to comment on anything.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  3. Cindy

    Why would a RN be hired as a nutritionist, Wouldnt he be interested in hiring a RD (Registered Dietition)? I believe the nurse's comments are bogus!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  4. Gail

    I don't buy the Nurse's story. I don't even believe she is an RN. I think she's looking for her 15 minutes of fame.

    Gail.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  5. Liz W>

    What the nurse is saying makes sense to me now. As a former ICU?CCU nurse this would be used to induce anesthesia, to sedate intubated intensive care unit patients. it is available in 10mg/ml in 20ml ampules; 50ml prefilled syringes; 50ml and 100ml infusion vials. Patients have to be monitored closely and these drugs are only available in the hospital pharmacy. It is used mostly on cardiac patients. Do you see where the cardiologist comes in. That is right. Diprivan is usually prescribed by a cardiologist. I still am very suspicious of the Doctor.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  6. Teresa

    I dont get it, if he had complained about being in any sort of pain or didnt feel right why wasnt anyone taking care of the problem. I mean he had the doctor living with him so this kind of thing wouldnt happened to him. I just keep hearing this and more people are getting involved in this and it hurts me so bad, he didnt derserve this.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  7. Anthonia-California

    I agree, people should focus on Michael's legacy, not his personal life.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  8. Gerald Johnson

    She said she first met Michael 3 months ago and he asked about "Diprivan" and she looked it up and told him it's a dangerous drug and he shouldn't be taking it. Just 5 days before his death Michael's enteroughe called her and Michael was complaining of symptoms and wanter her to come. She advised him to go to the hospital. But he didn't.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  9. april

    i think michael know the drug was going to give him problems but he wanted rest and i will always remember him and his music my prays goes to his family

    June 30, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  10. starr formerly known as vincent

    Jo Ann – Ohio

    Yes. weight is a factor regarding the strenght of any drug (ex: pediatric doses versus adult doses). So if MJ really weighed only 112lbs, large doses of meds could overwhelm his system.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  11. Denise

    All these revelations are going to be difficult to watch – but I can't turn away. It's like rubber necking at a traffic accident. Awful to watch too riveting to turn away. God Bless the Jackson family and may MJ RIP.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  12. Aleshia

    There are so many conflicting stories...hard to know what to believe.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  13. Steve

    The "family" attorneys are a joke. The family hired a legion of attorneys for the betterment of their own cause., ie the family's pocketbooks

    June 30, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  14. eleanor coombs, ga.

    Mom is too old to keep her grands without the help of a hired Nannie. And how in the world can any child live with crazy Joe . He needs his own penthouse far away so he can concentrate on all of Michael's holdings.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  15. Angie

    I can't believe what i hear about the story the nurse says about michael .. its so sad

    June 30, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  16. ron

    I find it odd that a doctor would incorrectly perform cpr and wait 30 minutes to call. And now a nurse comes on to say that she ignored his requests for help. Did either one notice he may have a drug problem?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  17. Nicole, North Carolina

    Even if the nurse is telling the truth, she should have spoken with the authorities and the Jackson family before going straight to the PRESS. That is disrespectful to his family!!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  18. Terri from Maui

    I don't get it...who was watching out for Michael ?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  19. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    What are the odds that we ever get the true story of MJ's drug use, and what state he was in when he died? There's a lot of conflicting stories out there, and the press isn't checking anything out before blasting it all over.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  20. jody

    who was the man on the phone making the 911 call?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  21. saman

    if the nurse and the doctor knew that he was sick then y was he not taken 2 the hospital?

    y did the doctor take so long to call 911...he called security but not 911..it does not make sense...

    June 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  22. jean golden

    Question for Anderson to ask :

    Given the short acting nature of Diproven, how long would the drug have remained in his system? Long enough to be found in blood or urine taken after his death? What is the half life of this drug?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  23. Richard Swalin

    poor michael, we will love and miss you. god please dont let drugs be the reason!!!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  24. BettyAnn,Nacogdoches,TX

    Even in our beloved Michael Jackson's death, we see how bizarre this poor talented genius was torturted as a child and as an adult.
    MJ's tragic life and death will be the biggest bummer of the summer~

    June 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  25. Ariana

    I do not believe in heresay, especially in this topic. Michael is dead and he cannot defend himself. There are always three sides to every story. I love you, Michael. You will be greatly missed.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  26. DM

    I am a pharmacist, and don't know anyone who would in their right minds give an outpatient propofol!!!!!!!! It's for ANESTHESIA! it's used to put you OUT! (for a procedure).

    Never in a million years would this be used for sleeping. who would allow this to be dispensed for this purpose.

    The nurse means nothing. What needs to be found out is WHO prescrbed PROPOFOL????? Dr. Gupta said it right... it's only for use IN A HOSPITAL.

    poor michael...

    June 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  27. John Yetimoore, NY

    Anderson,
    If the nurse story is not confirmed, then why are you reporting itg?
    What if she is a lier?
    Are we spreading her lie?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  28. LaToya

    I am curious as to whether or not Cherilyn Lee is a creditable voice. I am often worried about her comments on one end she claims to be MJ's nurse, then his nutritionist. Why would she be someone to listen too?!!!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  29. Thad Wilkes

    Hate to back track but still have concerns about the doctor on duty. If there was no phone in the room for the doc to call out, was the security guy calling from his cell phone? You can here the doctor and he is clearly in the bedroom with Jackson.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  30. Toni

    such a sad, sad story. The guy had a rough life

    June 30, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  31. Chris

    The Nurse speaking out on the Jackson case may not be the most reliable person. Case and point she is breaking Federal Laws that protect a patients medical record from being given to the public with out consent from the patient. She obviously is speaking out for her 15 minutes, rather than for the good of her patient.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  32. Sandra Robertson, GA

    Good evening Anderson. I am surprised a nurse would go public with patient information. Do HIPAA laws not apply to the health information of Michael Jackson? I will make sure she never becomes my nurse.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  33. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! It's great to see you in Los Angeles.
    I hope the final medical results will provide the answers needed in Michael Jackson's death. It seems there will be a long time-span of speculation until then. –He is, though, well deserving of the media attention since his death.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  34. James Elton, MD

    Diprivan (note correct sp) should never have been given to Jackson in that setting. It would certainly would put him to sleep, but must be given continuously via an IV. It is not for use by people not familiar with emergency airway management. At my hospital, it can only be administered by anesthesia providers. It also is rather expensive.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  35. Emalee

    why are all these people coming out of the woodwork now. Why has this so called nurse not stepped forward and said something to officials last week, when this first happened?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  36. Dee

    All the people coming out of the woodwork...where were they when Mike was alive?..Toomany folks looking to get Paid or so they think.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  37. Elsa

    The nurse sounds shady, I don't like it. She's just trying to ride the Jackson hype and add her two sense in for a bit of fame. No one can ever believe everything concerning Michael Jackson because people are always trying to get a piece of him. Rest in paradise Michael, teach the angels how to moonwalk.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  38. Cheryl

    How long does propaphol (depraphan) stay in the system once the drip is stopped? Is it possible that the Dr. was trying to stall calling 911 to give it time to metabolize and get out of Michael's system and that's the reason for the 30 minutes before the ambulance came?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  39. David, Indiana

    @Isabel, yep, drug combinations can be disasterous. Good to read the patient info.

    I havent' been to a Michael Jackson concert, from the video of the rehearsals looks like a hell of a show.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  40. irina

    Does anyone know if Michael woke up Thursday Morning at all? What made Dr. Comrad walk into Michael's room that afternoon? What time did Michael go to sleep the night before? What was the last thing Michael said to his kids?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  41. Kathleen

    The Nurse that was just on taking about a drug MJ requested sounds like she islying!
    She isn't worth the air time no body called her, last sunday about MJ's health .

    June 30, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  42. Renee

    Okay, I missed LKL but what was Jackson ILL about? Sorry I missed some of this.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  43. Sabrina In Las Vegas

    I keep seeing a picture of Michael with his right hand holding his jacket down or closed while he waves with the left hand.

    I bring this up because the right hand looks gray and pale while the left hand looks rosy...doesn't that imply a circulation issue?

    June 30, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  44. Isabel, Brazil

    @ Dr. Gupta

    Thanks! Your explanations are always great!
    Today you're very elegant!

    June 30, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  45. ericacnn

    hello, everyone. the details get more surprising by the day...a new day, new questions

    June 30, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  46. Maureen, Georgia

    @ Tiffany, I agree with you she wants her 15mins of fame & break Hippa Laws. She should lose her license.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  47. Rob Nicholas, M.D.

    This is the correct spelling: Diprivan, not Deprivan.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  48. starr formerly known as vincent

    Anderson, excellent point about chain of custody.(ex: were the meds there when MJ was found, or were they brought in over the weekend for some unknown, but not impossible reason.)

    Great reporting by Drew.

    And, Sanjay, as always is great.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  49. Nance B, Darien, CT

    No one should be discussing who is and who is not the biological child of Jackson in the news. The children deserve better treatment by news agencies. Mother Jackson or Debbie Rowe should step forward and put a gag order on this issue. Sorry to those hungry to find out more and more on this issue.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  50. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Greetings to All! Thank you for all this coverage.I appreciate it tremendously! The internet is filled with lots of rumors and gossip.I'm interested in the facts surrounding MJ's life and death.He was only 2 years older than I am.I grew up with his music.Always loved him,always will. : (

    June 30, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
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