Michael Jackson is being sued by a herbalist who claims he helped cure the star's addiction to prescription drugs. Dr Sebi, real name Alfredo Bowman, says the troubled star became hooked on painkillers and sleeping pills after his hair caught fire during the filming of a Pepsi advert in 1984. So the 70-year-old healer, who admits he is self-taught, spent the next few months with Jackson in Hawaii and Colorado, where he allegedly treated the star with 'African Bio-Electric Cell Food Therapy'. But Sebi claims Jackson only paid him $10,000 and owes him a further $380,000. He told America's 'Celebrity Justice' TV show: "I have not been paid. They gave me ten thousand dollars, and Michael's brother, Randy, said, 'Oh, he's paid in full.' "My bookkeeper gave them an ultimatum last week, because she felt it was really abusive, because what I did for Michael, everybody around the world saw that, so she's going to file a case against him." Dr Sebi also fears Jackson, currently facing charges of child molestation, won't be able to cope without his help.

He said: "I feel very, very, very, very, very sad, because I know what we offered him he will not find anywhere else. I ask the question: why would they offend the healer?"


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