Doctors Competed To Give Michael Jackson Painkillers, Says Debbie Rowe

Debbie Rowe, former wife of Michael Jackson and mother of his two eldest children, says that, years before his death, doctors "would try to outbid" each other in order to supply the King of Pop with painkillers.

The revelations, according to CNN, came in the ongoing wrongful death suit brought by Jacko's family against concert promoter AEG Live.

Rowe testified that Jackson began getting doses of propofol as early as 1997:

"I think they tried it and it hadn't worked and if he couldn't sleep, he couldn't perform. [Michael] was at the end of his rope; he didn't know what else to do."

"Michael had a very low pain tolerance and his fear of pain was incredible," she added. "I think the doctors took advantage of him that way."

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