JACKO WAS HEALTHY; Tattooed eyebrows and lips, scars on neck and punctures to arms, but..
Byline: Rick Fulton
KING of Pop Michael Jackson Noun 1. Michael Jackson - United States singer who began singing with his four brothers and later became a highly successful star during the 1980s (born in 1958)
Michael Joe Jackson, Jackson was a healthy man before his death from an overdose, his autopsy revealed.
Despite shocking reports of him wasting away to a sickly skeleton, 5ft 9in Jacko's 9st10lb weight was within the acceptable range.
Although his arms were covered with punctures and his body littered with the scars of plastic surgery, the 50-year-old singer's organs were mainly healthy.
And far from being full of a cocktail of drugs, his system contained only the anaesthetic an·aes·thet·ic
adv. & n.
Variant of anesthetic.
anaesthetic or US anesthetic
a substance that causes anaesthesia
causing anaesthesia propofol and benzodiazepine benzodiazepine (bĕn'zōdīăz`əpēn'), any of a class of drugs prescribed for their tranquilizing, antianxiety, sedative, and muscle-relaxing effects. Benzodiazepines are also prescribed for epilepsy and alcohol withdrawal. sedatives injected by his doctor Conrad Murray to help him sleep.
No other drugs - legal or illegal - were detected, nor was any alcohol.
The leaked coroner's report, which gives minute details of the star's physical condition down to his tattooed lips, eyebrows and bald patch - showed Jackson's heart was strong with no plaque build-up.
He had some problems, including arthritis in the spine and some fingers.
The most serious was his "chronically inflamed" lungs. But the document says the condition was not serious enough to be a direct or contributing cause of death.
Dr Zeev Kain, a Californian anaesthetist who reviewed the report, said. "His overall health was fine. The results are within normal limits."
Evidence of the struggle by medics to save the star when he collapsed at his rented Los Angeles home in June was also evident in the form of bruising and cracked ribs.
The coroner's office said last month Jackson's death was a homicide caused by "acute propofol intoxication intoxication, condition of body tissue affected by a poisonous substance. Poisonous materials, or toxins, are to be found in heavy metals such as lead and mercury, in drugs, in chemicals such as alcohol and carbon tetrachloride, in gases such as carbon monoxide, and ".
His doctor could face manslaughter charges.
The autopsy also reveals a number of facial and neck scars, which Kain say were mainly from plastic surgery.
And bizarrely, a balding part of his scalp was darkened with what appeared to be a tattoo stretching across the top of his head from ear to ear.
It is believed it was an attempt to cover the damage caused by a fireworks fireworks: see pyrotechnics.
Explosives or combustibles used for display. Of ancient Chinese origin, fireworks evidently developed out of military rockets and explosive missiles and accompanied the spread of military explosives westward to accident during filming for a Pepsi ad in 1984.
PLASTIC SURGERY: Michael Jackson