According to Dr. Christine Quinn, Michael Jackson requested the anesthetic propofol to help him sleep well before before he died from an overdose of the drug in 2009.
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Quinn was testifying for the defense in a negligent hiring lawsuit filed by Jackson’s mother against AEG Live LLC, the promoters of the singer’s ill-fated comeback concerts.
Dr. Quinn claims that Jackson asked her to give him propofol while he was staying at a Beverly Hills hotel in 1998 or 1999. She said she refused the request and told Jackson it wasn’t appropriate to use anesthesia as a sleep aid.
“I told him that the sleep you get with anesthesia is not real sleep, not restful sleep,” Quinn said.