Dr. Conrad Murray: “Michael Jackson accidentally killed Michael Jackson”


Over the weekend the Daily Mail published an exclusive and extensive interview with Dr. Conrad Murray, the 60-year-old who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in relation to Michael Jackson’s death. Throughout the piece Murray repeatedly claimed his innocence and made a number of bizarre statements while doing so.

Sometimes all you need are the quotes… This is one of those times, so here’s a list of many of the proclamations made by Murray:

On how he felt personally about Michael:

“We were family. We loved each other as brothers.”

On Michael Jackson correctly predicting their names being forever associated:

“Michael trusted no one. The bed chamber smelled because he did not even let maids in there to clean. There were clothes strewn everywhere. Then he looked at me and said, ‘You know, for the rest of your life and my life our names will become inseparable.’ I asked him, ‘Michael, what do you mean?’ and he smiled and said, ‘I am clairvoyant'”

On his innocence:

“I never gave Michael anything that would kill him. I loved him. I still do. I always will.”

On how close the two were before Jackson’s passing:

“You want to know how close we were? I held his penis every night to fit a catheter because he was incontinent at night.”

On Jackson’s use of propofol that existed before he came to L.A. to assist Michael in getting healthy enough for a comeback:

“He told me there were doctors in Germany that gave it to him. I didn’t agree with this at all, but Michael wasn’t the kind of man you can say no to. He would always find a way. So I acquired propofol and gave it to him over a two-and-a-half month period as I weaned him off it, which I finally achieved three days before he died.”

“He begged me for the drug because he wanted to sleep, because then he didn’t have to think. He was in crisis at the end of his life, filled with panic and misery. I would sit with him when he was on a propofol drip. It’s a very fast-acting drug that disappears from the body quickly. Fifteen minutes after the drug is administered, it’s gone. I gave him very light, light sedation.”

On his belief of what happened that fateful evening:

“I had no idea Michael was getting demerol, which he had grown to love over several decades. I’ve used demerol in the emergency room. The maximum is 75mg that I would use. Michael was receiving as much as 300mg several times a week. That night he just couldn’t sleep. I prescribed him drugs to help, including valium and lorazepam, but he was begging, pleading, close to tears. ‘I want sleep, please Dr Conrad, I need sleep.’ I told him, ‘This is not normal. What I’ve given you would put an elephant to sleep.’ In the other bedroom [Michael’s private chamber], the police found an open bottle of lorazepam [an anti-anxiety drug]. They found tablets in his stomach. I didn’t give him those. Michael took extra tablets. And he injected himself.”

“I believe he woke up, got hold of his own stash of propofol and injected himself. He did it too quickly and went into cardiac arrest.”

On Michael’s frail condition and what he did to help take care of him:

“I had to put a condom catheter on him because Michael dripped urine. He had a loss of sensation and was incontinent. Michael didn’t know how to put a condom on, so I had to do it for him. His room smelled terrible. I told him, ‘Michael you can’t live this way, we have to get the maids in to clean the bedding.’ Reluctantly, he agreed.”

In summary from Dr. Conrad Murray:

“I did not kill Michael Jackson. He was a drug addict. Michael Jackson accidentally killed Michael Jackson.”


On Sunday night Murray did an interview with 60 Mintes Australia and hesitated and backtracked when asked if he believed Michael Jackson to be a pedophile:

“I’m not prepared to answer that question, not now. And I tell you the reason why – because my interview with you is candid and honest, and I will not make up or fabricate anything.”

The interviewer pressed him on this non-answer stating, “As a friend, someone that was his closest friend, I would have expected you to say ‘absolutely not.'”

“Well, sometimes expectations are not always satisfied. One thing I will tell you is this: I may have formed an impression of an individual based upon certain things I have seen or encountered. I’ll never be unfair to Michael and I’m not here to destroy Michael. You asked a question and I’m not prepared to answer – not now.”

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  • please

    I agree that Michael Jackson killed Michael Jackson. If he didn’t get this doctor to give him drugs, he’d find another that would, or he’d do it himself. I don’t think Conrad Murray should have to defend himself, because he’s trying a little too hard right now. He just needs to say Michael Jackson caused his own death and leave it at that.

    • burkey

      so because if Murray didn’t give him the drugs Michael would’ve just found someone else to do it, Murray shouldn’t have to defend himself as to why he made such terrible decisions? as he himself said Michael was a DRUG ADDICT, any idiot much less DOCTOR should know that you don’t enable a drug addict by giving them what they want just because they’d get it from someone else anyway.. that’s a ridiculous defense..

    • awoman

      If you were to rob a bank with another man, you can’t say, ‘well, he would have just found another person to rob the bank with him if I didn’t do it, so I didn’t do anything wrong’.
      You don’t get a pass on culpability just because the person was going to find someone else if you didn’t comply. Conrad should be accountable for his personal actions.

  • ChelseaWasLyke

    In my opinion, I agree that “Michael Jackson killed Michael Jackson”. Behind closed doors, Michael was a mess, it ALL goes back to his childhood, and upbringing. I wish someone would have intervened sooner:(

  • burkey

    How can people defend this joke of a doctor? As a doctor you take an oath to first do no harm NOT to do whatever your patient wants because he’s a famous celebrity who “wasn’t the kind of man you can say no to”. Are you kidding me? As a doctor in that type of situation, saying no is your effing job seeing as the patient was clearly not in a healthy state of mind nor did he have the medical training and knowledge to be making those decisions. You don’t just give a patient what they want because its too difficult to say no and then blame his death on him after the fact. Yes Michael CLEARLY had many problems and yes he probably would’ve found another piece of sh!t doctor to give him the drugs he wanted had Murray refused, but does that really make it ok? Any decent doctor should know far better than to have even let themselves end up in a situation like this in the first place, much less to make such terrible decisions and he deserves everything that’s coming to him.