Jacko 'Has 6 Months to Live'

Enquirer says singer terminally ill
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2009 1:36 AM CST

(Newser) – Michael Jackson is terminally ill and has only 6 months to live, claims the National Enquirer. The supermarket tabloid reports Jackson is suffering from gastro-intestinal bleeding, as well as emphysema caused by a rare genetic condition made worse by the singer’s longtime addiction to painkillers. Anonymous sources say his condition is rapidly deteriorating. A spokesman claims Jackson is in good health.

The nameless informants say Jackson’s health has been on a downward spiral for “six to eight months” and that the King of Pop is almost entirely bedridden. "On good days, Michael is able to take his kids to a bookstore,” says one source. “But he's never out for more than an hour. He has very little strength...It's ultimately in God's hands."

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