Michael Jackson needs live-saving transplant

michael_jackson.jpgMichael Jackson, 50, is reportedly suffering from a life-threatening lung disease — if he doesn’t get a transplant, he will likely die, according to the British paper The Sun. Apparently he’s suffering internal bleeding and has lost vision in his left eye, due to a genetic disease called alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency, which causes a lack of protein to protect the lungs. “He needs a lung transplant, but may be too weak to go through with it,” says Rolling Stone magazine investigative reporter Ian Halperin, who’s writing a biography of the star. “He also has emphysema and chronic gastrointestinal bleeding, which his doctors have had a lot of trouble stopping. It’s the bleeding that’s the most problematic part. It could kill him.” He added: “He can barely speak. The vision in his left eye is 95% gone. For years Michael has been working with his doctors to make sure it doesn’t progress. He has been on many medications that have stabilized him.” Michael’s older brother Jermaine confirmed the news, to Fox TV, saying, “He’s not doing so well right now. This isn’t a good time.”

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  1. tributegirl • December 22, 2008 @ 11:33 AM

    Holy sh1t! I know we all (me included) love to criticize him, but it would be weird if he was gone. Emphysema is usually caused by smoking, but he has never smoked, has he? Before I get blasted for that, I know that non-smokers can get it too, but it’s usually smokers.

  2. nat • December 22, 2008 @ 11:49 AM

    its not caused by the smoking its caused by the paper surrounding the tobacco , so it may be tied to smokers but anyone can get it. its obvious that he was sick from something and i don’t just mean in the head, look how frail and weak he looks.

  3. demigod • December 22, 2008 @ 1:29 PM

    He looks like a walking corpse, has for years. No need of make-up for his wake! 🙂

  4. roflmao • December 22, 2008 @ 2:08 PM

    poor michael =(

  5. tributegirl • December 22, 2008 @ 3:52 PM

    He has 3 young kids, I wonder who will get them if he dies?

  6. nat • December 22, 2008 @ 6:11 PM

    i think his ex should get them now! why wait he’s bonkers…

  7. Nancy • December 22, 2008 @ 8:26 PM

    So, if it’s caused from the paper, then maybe he was smoking too many doobies before molesting all those little boys!!

    I don’t wish death or illness on anyone but I must say…..God works in mysterious ways! I for one, won’t shed a tear for a child molester!

  8. Anonymous • December 23, 2008 @ 4:50 AM

    He’s getting sued for 1 billion AND he’s dying, not a good start for the week

  9. dave • December 24, 2008 @ 1:58 PM

    can I have his nose?

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