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Slurred Michael Jackson Audio: 'I Hurt'

He talks about wanting to do a great show to help kids
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2011 6:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – Jurors in the Conrad Murray trial today got the depressing privilege of hearing the full audio of a slurred Michael Jackson speaking, a portion of which they heard on the trial's first day. In the call to Murray, a barely comprehensible Jackson talks about his desire to pull off a great concert to help kids, recounts CNN. The recording—audio is in the gallery at left from Mediaite—came about six weeks before he died.

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"My performances will be up there helping my children and always be my dream," Jackson says. "I love them. I love them because I didn't have a childhood. I had no childhood. I feel their pain. I feel their hurt. I can deal with it. 'Heal the World,' 'We Are the World,' 'Will You Be There,' 'The Lost Children.' These are the songs I've written because I hurt, you know, I hurt." At one point, Jackson went silent, and Murray asked, “You OK?” notes the LA Times. The singer replied, "I am asleep." (Read more Michael Jackson stories.)

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