View Full Version : Michael Jackson rushed to hospital: report

Mr. Pink
06-25-2009, 05:41 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Pop star Michael Jackson has been rushed to a Los Angeles-area hospital by fire department paramedics who found him not breathing when they arrived at the singer's home, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday.
The newspaper said paramedics performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation at the scene before taking him to the UCLA Medical Center hospital.
No further details were immediately available, and spokespersons for Jackson could not be reached for comment.
Jackson, 50, is due to start a series of comeback concerts in London on July 13 running until March 2010. The singer, whose hits include "Thriller" and "Billy Jean," has been rehearsing in the Los Angeles area for the past two months.
The shows for the 50 London concerts sold out within hours of going on sale in March.
Jackson, who started out as a child star in the band "The Jackson 5" more than 40 years ago, has lived as a virtual recluse since his acquittal in 2005 on charges of child molestation.
There have been concerns about Jackson's health in recent years but the promoters of the London shows, AEG Live, said in March that Jackson had passed a 4-1/2 hour physical examination with independent doctors.


06-25-2009, 05:51 PM
From TMZ...

Michael Jackson Dies (http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/25/michael-jackson-dies-death-dead-cardiac-arrest/)
Posted Jun 25th 2009 5:20PM by TMZ Staff (http://www.tmz.com/bloggers/tmz-staff/)
We've just learned Michael Jackson has died. He was 50.

Michael suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon and paramedics were unable to revive him. We're told when paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back.

Michael is survived by three children: Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince "Blanket" Michael Jackson II.

Jackson had 13 number one hits during his solo career.

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Mr. Pink
06-25-2009, 05:57 PM
I was getting ready to post that. No other outlets are reporting it yet.

06-25-2009, 06:29 PM

06-25-2009, 06:42 PM

This really was a surprise. Never cared much for him, but Thriller was great and one of my favorites.

He wasn't that bright of a guy anyway, but it's sad for his life to be taken.

06-25-2009, 07:38 PM
Wow! I remember when my brother bought the Thriller LP and we listened to it countless times. Man those days are so long ago now. R.I.P. Mike! :sad:.