Ravaged Jackson Weighed Just 112 Lbs.

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 29, 2009 3:17 AM CDT

(Newser) – Michael Jackson was so emaciated that he weighed just 112 pounds when he died, reports the Sun. The coroner found nothing in the singer's stomach but pills, and his body was riddled with needle marks, presumably from narcotics injections. The battered star also bared the scars of endless plastic surgeries and wore a wig over remaining "peach fuzz" on his head, said a witness. People "will be horrified when they realize the appalling state he was in," said a source.

Jackson expressed concerns recently that his weight and frail health could not withstand his planned 50-concert tour, reports the Daily Mail. He was under the impression that he had signed on for just 10 concerts, but even that seemed to be an impossible feat. "It’s not working out," Jackson was quoted by a source as saying. "I’m better off dead. I don’t have anywhere left to turn. I’m done."

Michael Jackson attends a press conference to announce plans for a series of concerts.   (Getty Images)
Michael Jackson's gaunt cheeks are apparent at his press conference to announce plans for a series of concerts.   (Getty Images)
Jackson was wearing a wig at the time of his death, according to a source.   (Getty Images)
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