Tragic recordings of Michael Jackson apparently in fear of his life have been unveiled today.
The late King Of Pop, who passed away almost a year ago, was believed to have been pleading for financial help amid fears for his safety in shocking tapes which have been unveiled by British newspaper, The Sun.
The recordings – which were sometimes incoherent – tell how Michael was desperate to escape the confines of his Neverland ranch and find safety somewhere as he pleads; â€œI am very concerned about my life. I want to be away where they can’t find me.â€
The messages, which were left on one of Michaelâ€™s friends answering machines in 2003, show just how the star appeared to be suffering the effects of an addiction to prescription drugs. In February of that year Michael was still reeling from a public backlash after the Martin Bashir TV documentary exposed him for sharing his bed with children.
Below are the messages US journalist Daphne Barak passed on to The Sun; in the first message he is determined to move away:
“It is Michael calling. It is very important, I want that 150 in that account for me, because… I am very concerned about my life. I am hearing a lot of stories that (name withheld) is still trying to sabotage (inaudible) me and I want to be in a different environment and, um, I’ve found a place that I like and now (inaudible) I want to be away for a while where they can’t find me. So please help me, help (inaudible) help me, and, um, more important than (inaudible). We are brothers.”
The second is more slurred and slower, which is thought to be to do with the medication;
“It is Michael. Ahh, it is 4:30 in the morning here that’s why I sound very sleepy (laughs) and I’m really worn out… but please check the message I left a day or so ago. I am very concerned. I don’t trust that man. We think he’s bad, we think he is Italian mafia. Please… we must be smarter than him. So please, help me with this. I need to get that, those funds so I can do that, I wanna be away. . . I don’t want to be in Neverland right now.”
In a separate message Jackson again seems to be seeking money urgently; “If you get this message call me immediately at 805 *** ****. What I want to talk to you about is very top – top secret… I need a German or Swiss bank… ” before he calls back and asks for money to be transferred. He appears to use a code word “Sun Screen” – possibly suggesting protection money.
“I am very embarrassed. But, um, there should be that I have some finance that’s coming up January, February 2nd, and um… that’s why I, we need to have on Sun Screen to the account 150. Please don’t be mad at me for… (inaudible) It’s something that’s very important to me and my family, because I’m (inaudible) that I’m being stalked and I think it is (name withheld).”
These shocking words are just the latest â€˜developmentâ€™ to have crawled out of the woodwork since Michaelâ€™s untimely death last June, but what do YOU make of them, is it possibly that the theories that Michael faked his own death in order to go and live a quiet life could be true?