Is Michael Jackson Dying?

May 18, 2009

Sources are reporting that 50-year-old Michael Jackson has spots of skin cancer on his upper body and pre-cancerous cells on his face. Hope he can beat it…

Those close to Jackson did not deny the report when contacted and a source even stated: “Michael’s tests showed spots of skin cancer on his body, and cells which could turn to skin cancer on his face.”

Even though his New York-based lawyers, L. Londell McMillan, refused to confirm or deny the news, The Sun reported an insider saying, "He was at first very concerned, but says he has been assured by the doctors that they can treat this and he will recover."

Jackson has been seen making regular visits to his Beverly Hills dermatologist wearing a mask and surgical cap, and reportedly received the dramatic diagnosis last month.

He has claimed to suffer from vitiligo, a disease that affects pigmentation, which has the potential to contribute to skin problems.

Medical bodies have also warned in the past that skin bleaching treatments can lead to skin cancer. Jackson has long been rumored to have undergone the cosmetic treatment despite repeatedly denying the claims.

Michael’s 50 sold out shows at London's O2 Arena are scheduled to begin in July.

UPDATE: Michael Jackson is Dead

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