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He wore a clown suit and surgical mask for his romps with escorts HIDING Jacko wears shades and a face mask in 2002 Picture: GETTY IMAGES; king of pop's DARK SECRETS BY HIS DOCTOR.

Byline: WORLD EXCLUSIVE BY SIMON BOYLE Showbiz Editor

MICHAEL Jackson romped with call girls while dressed as a clown and using a fake accent, his former doctor Conrad Murray claims.

The oddball superstar would go out in disguise, sometimes even posing as a stroke victim, so he could slake his lust without being recognised.

On one occasion he was "like a kid in a sweet shop" as strippers gyrated around him in a cheap hotel room.

Dr Murray was not only Jacko's personal physician - he was also his best friend, seeing a side to the star few others would ever see as he became a fixture at his side during his final years.

Now he reveals the strange secret world of Wacko Jacko in his new book This Is It, out on Tuesday.

"He was a crazy and wonderful lunatic," Conrad writes. "We'd speed to the downtown Las Vegas strip. Sometimes we would bring along a mask or other disguise.

"Downtown, we'd walk the streets, with Michael ecstatic that virtually no one recognised him. I once wore scrubs and Michael walked with a limp, pretending to be a stroke victim. He was drooling on one side of his mouth.

RISK "One outing I remember vividly. Michael had been moaning that he had never been to a strip club. 'Get a few girls to come over to my house,' he kept asking me.

"But I was worried that even if the girls signed the standard non-disclosure form, it was too much of a risk.

"'What if one of the girls later charges rape and tries to shake you down for money?' I warned him. Michael agreed.

"So instead we went to the mid-priced Gold Coast Hotel off Flamingo Road. We chose it precisely because it wasn't the glitzy Vegas mega-hotel that attracted the rich and famous and packs of paparazzi.

"It also had a relatively small lobby and casino, meaning we could pass through to the hotel's elevator quickly enough so as not to have Michael identified.

"Michael did his 'stroke victim' act as he walked through, and I was in green medical scrubs. Nobody looked up from the nickel slots and crap tables. When we got to our room we burst into laughter."

Once inside, Murray arranged for escorts to be sent to their room - with the main stipulation from Jackson being that they had to be extremely slim.

He writes: "I telephoned an escort agency and discussed the type of girls Michael wanted. Exotic. Mixed race. Very thin women. If they had large breasts that was OK, so long as the rest of them was pencil thin.

"About 45 minutes later, two girls arrived. They weren't bad. But they really didn't hit the mark for exotic. They were 6 on a scale of 10.

"I would not have picked them to dance for me if I had walked in to a strip bar. But they looked just right to Michael who seemed like a kid in a candy store."

When the strippers turned up, Jackson and his doctor put on fake Arabic accents to avoid being identified.

Murray says: "We had already decided we'd tell the girls we were Saudi Arabian brothers.

"Michael wore pyjamas and a surgical mask, not much of a disguise for somebody so frequently associated with one.

"I was still in my scrubs. We spoke a fake Arabic to each other as the girls came into the room and sized us up.

"Stripped down to their panties, the girls danced around Michael.

"I had decided to leave the girls to Michael, instead acting only as the evening's "financier" and I was on guard for any problems. I kept passing cash to Michael.

"The girls would show him where to put the bills, sliding it into some strap or elastic band of their underwear."

He adds: "Another time, with Michael dressed as a clown, we had to keep stifling laughter as people stared at us. Eventually we broke into hysterics for so long our stomach muscles ached."

But behind the locked door of his bedroom at his PS60,000-a-month rented home in Los Angeles, the King of Pop was often suffering private torment.

In his final years the star was as famous for his shocking appearance and surgically disfigured face as he was for hits like Man in the Mirror, Blame It on the Boogie and Beat It.

Michael fiercely guarded his secret frailty, even locking himself away from his children at times.

Dr Murray believes the singer probably suffered from anorexia. He describes how he woke nightly covered in his own urine and banned his cleaning staff from changing the sheets for fear of them discovering his problem.

And Murray tells how as a child Jackson's daughter Paris, now 18, fractured her toe against a piece of furniture but, under strict instructions not to disturb her father when he was sleeping, spent the night in agony, unsure what to do.

The doctor also reveals the depth of the star's obsession with his image.

In public, Jackson denied lightening his complexion - insisting his whitening skin was due to a medical condition.

But Murray claims he applied bleaching agents to the star's skin daily. "Every evening I applied the cream," he writes. "I wore gloves, since careless handling could cbtdetwgl lead to my own patchy skin appearance." When the doctor was unavailable, Jacko would get Paris to apply the substance - putting her at risk of her own delicate skin being bleached too.

"I was concerned when Michael told me that sometimes he had Paris put on the cream," Murray says.

"Michael thought that since Paris is the 'whitest' of his children, there was no risk to her in turning lighter. Still, as I warned him, everybody has different shades of white, and I highly recommended that Paris not apply the permanent skin lightener.

"Michael assured me he wouldn't again ask Paris. But he was so insistent on getting his daily applications that it wouldn't surprise me if he occasionally asked her to help out."

Jackson began the process earlier in his solo career under another doctor. They concocted an elaborate lie to convince the public the transformation was the result of a medical condition.

For years the star maintained he suffered from vitiligo, and would insist he had never undergone treatment.

But as Murray applied the bleaching cream, he confessed this had always been a lie. The doctor says: "He admitted to me that he often had to tell little lies by denying the use of products to bleach his skin, and to even his skin tone. But one thing he did not lie about was he wanted to be a white man."

The star surrounded himself with pictures at home, many of them images of children given to him by fans - but none were of family members, even his own kids, or any black people - except for one picture of Murray's son, Che. His transformation, the doctor believes, was a bid to forget his unhappy childhood.

"His primary purpose for changing his skin tone was to help him erase memories of many past adversities in his life," he writes.

"He wondered if the change in his skin colour would be an illusion capable of helping him cope with his memory of a disturbing and tragic past.

"He also contemplated thoughts of undergoing brain transplant, with further hope to erase the mortifying memories of the past, those that haunted him from childhood, adolescence and beyond.

"He wanted to look in the mirror and see the old Michael Jackson was annihilated, everything foul he had experienced was gone, but that did not happen.

e "What he was left with was white skin and an intact memory.

Conrad Murray's book, out on Tuesday, is available for presale orders at booktopia.com.au

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