Michael Jackson‘s pals fear the star has only six months to live, a shocking new report claims.
Reports in December claimed the Thriller hitmaker, 50, is battling a deadly genetic disorder and requires a lung transplant.
Although Jackson has denied the claims, American tabloid the National Enquirer says his health is deteriorating rapidly because of a crippling addiction to painkillers and alcohol.
A source told the publication, “It’s tragic. His condition is just so far gone, I’d be surprised if he lasts six months.
“Painkillers and booze have caught up with him. The only way he was able to cope with the stress of sex scandals and his roller-coaster life was to mask the pain with substance abuse.
“But the end result is an addiction that will kill him.
“His dependency on drugs dates back to when his hair was burned making a Pepsi commercial 25-years-ago. The drugs simply have ravaged him.
“He’s in really, really bad shape. He’s been sick for six to eight months and he just keeps getting worse.
“His muscles and lungs are deteriorating, and he’s bedridden much of the time. He can walk, but not for very long.
“On good days, Michael is able to take his kids to a bookstore. But he’s never out for more than an hour. He has very little strength…It’s ultimately in God’s hands.”
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