Larry King breaking! MJ’s dermatologist reveals the late GREAT King of Pop had Lupus and extreme Vitiligo

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aura writes; Go to this LINK to view a series of interesting images of the late GREAT Michael Jackson’s ongoing battle with Vitiligo over the decades. It is an extremely well documented photo essay on the progression of the King of Pop’s unsettling condition, which was misunderstood by the ignorant masses, and thereby subjected him to great ridicule, which undoubtedly caused him to feel deeply discouraged and fueled his drug seeking behavior. Also, see the articles below on vitiligo and lupus to better understand the frightening syndromes the beloved legend of all legends had to endure.

Go HERE to read my article on how the late great Michael Jackson led the country as one of the first public figures to embrace AIDS patients publicly as the epidemic broke in the 1980’s.

(CNN Report on Vitiligo) – In the wake of Michael Jackson’s memorial service, the key question of how the pop superstar died remains unanswered, awaiting an official report from the Los Angeles County coroner.

But other mysteries abound, particularly related to Jackson’s appearance, which changed dramatically from his early adulthood. His features changed, and the color of his skin lightened significantly over the last two decades of his life.

When the face of the most recognizable entertainer in the world faded to near alabaster, the transformation struck a sensitive cultural spot. It intrigued and even offended people, spawning numerous articles and blog posts speculating about his metamorphosis. Read entire article at LINK

The late GREAT Michael Jackson’s dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein to Larry King; “Michael had Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE or Lupus)”
What is lupus? What are the types of lupus?

Lupus is an autoimmune disease characterized by acute and chronic inflammation of various tissues of the body. Autoimmune diseases are illnesses that occur when the body’s tissues are attacked by its own immune system. The immune system is a complex system within the body that is designed to fight infectious agents, such as bacteria and other foreign microbes. One of the ways that the immune system fights infections is by producing antibodies that bind to the microbes. Patients with lupus produce abnormal antibodies in their blood that target tissues within their own body rather than foreign infectious agents. Because the antibodies and accompanying cells of inflammation can affect tissues anywhere in the body, lupus has the potential to affect a variety of areas. Sometimes lupus can cause disease of the skin, heart, lungs, kidneys, joints, and/or nervous system. When only the skin is involved, the condition is called lupus dermatitis or cutaneous lupus erythematosus. A form of lupus dermatitis that can be isolated to the skin, without internal disease, is called discoid lupus. When internal organs are involved, the condition is referred to as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Continue reading about Lupus at LINK


11 thoughts on “Larry King breaking! MJ’s dermatologist reveals the late GREAT King of Pop had Lupus and extreme Vitiligo

    carlyt1 said:
    July 9, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Jackson’s money, drug, skin color and other issues continue to dominate the media. How much longer? There is a related post at

    admin said:
    July 9, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Michael Jackson was not only the most famous entertainer in the world, the only personage more famous than him on the planet was God himself. That might be why the coverage of Michael Jackson’s life is so over the top. He was a totally interesting figure to over a billion fans around the world and in many ways so private that the masses are fascinated now that the mysterious details surrounding his life are starting to unravel. I know I am and will continue to be for as long as I live. Although I am deeply saddened by the passing of the Legend of Legends, celebrating the late GREAT Michael Jackson’s life, and focusing on such a loving personage, is a welcome relief to the Iran coverage and all the fear mongering and hyper scandal that is constantly being churned out by all manner of media platforms. The predominant feeling much of the world has for Jackson is love, which gives a unique angle to much of the coverage about his death that most every other media story lacks. Are you aware that the passing of Michael Jackson has been the #1 story in India and many other countries since he died? In fact when I traveled to India, some of the people there would eagerly ask me about the King of Pop with reverence whenever they found out I was an American.

    The tragic story of Michael Jackson’s death knocked the coverage of so called election fraud in Iran and the alleged demonstrations that followed right off the front page of many internet news sites, cable news channels and newspapers, which was a blessing in itself. I don’t give a rats ass about the Iran elections. God might have also been tired of hearing about it too, and may have called MJ home to put a stop to it.

    The Iran story itself was nothing more than a manufactured news event designed to drum up public support in America for yet ANOTHER war against Iran and to water down media coverage of the blow up of everyone’s 401K retirement accounts, which were robbed by the crooks of Goldman Sachs (and other now defunct investment banks) and the federal reserve, who have taken over the American government and now run their criminal worldwide ponzi scheme out of the treasury department in Washington, DC itself. I would rather keep hearing about the life and legacy of the late GREAT King of Pop than about all the money the criminal banksters of the federal reserve bank, who now control our federal government, are getting away with stealing right under our noses. If they were being jailed en masse, it would be a story worth watching. But that is not happening and since our p(R)esident and Congress are owned by the bankers of the federal reserve, I doubt it ever will. Since I find the subject of the government banking coup and encroaching police state seriously depressing, and with no institution in our country willing or courageous enough to arrest the criminals responsible for stealing everyone’s money at the federal reserve (not to mention hijacking the American government), I’d rather focus on MJ for the indefinite future. At least he earned his money honestly and wasn’t a crook like fed chairman Helicopter Ben Bernake.

    The MJ tragedy is also a better distraction than hearing about all the criminal laws now being debated by Congress, whose sole duty these days seems to be repping banking industry crooks and other corporate lobbyists. It would be nice to see coverage of how the foreign bankers of the criminal federal reserve (and other corporate lobbyists) were able to take over America without a fight and convert it into a corporate fascist police state from a Republic, but since the same corporate crooks that took over America own the the press and mainstream media, that’s not likely to happen. And I am so over hearing about Iraq. I never supported or approved of that war or the wars now being waged by Obama, the Pinocchio prez, in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Those manufactured conflicts are as big a downer as hearing reports about Obama day in and day out that cover his constant policy reversals and outright lies that go unchallenged by the lapdog corporate controlled press. Kim Jong Il is also not my cup of tea either, nor are Al Gore’s journalists that got themselves arrested in North Korea, perhaps for spying for all we know. My top concern is the hijacking of the American government and treasury by criminal federal reserve bankers and their bought and paid for lackeys than any nuclear bomb Iran might be developing sometime over the next hundred years. Shouldn’t the military be more concerned about the banking coup that usurped democracy in America than the mullahs in Iran? It would be nice if they started making some high level arrests and recouping some of our money.

    The steady media drone towards war with Iran and pushing the police state is a real drag that brings me down, which it is designed to do. The late GREAT Benjamin Franklin once said (back in the day when true patriots had brains and balls) that we will either all hang together as Americans or all hang separately. Since the divide and conquer strategy used by the criminal foreign bankers of the federal reserve to take control of America appears to be going challenged by the military and gun owners, nooses may soon be around the necks of individual Americans instead of us banding together collectively and using them to hang the crooked foreign bankers of the federal reserve that stole all of our money (not to mention our country). Its not America anymore. For this reason, exploring the life and legacy of the late GREAT entertainer and humanitarian, Michael Jackson, is a welcome exploration of an inspired life of love. Although MJ had his flaws, which led to his untimely death from drug use, I could watch him dance all day on YouTube and never get bored. Ecstasy unfolds as he executes his flawless dance steps that excite, inspire, create joy and give hope to tens of millions of his fans, and makes them believe that they too can attain perfection in reaching their own potential if they too focus with the same intensity on one of their God given gifts.

    As far as the cost of the late GREAT King of Pop’s funeral being picked up by the taxpayers of the state of California, I don’t have a problem with it. Michael Jackson undoubtedly paid out much more in taxes to the state of California (and the federal government) during his long and successful career to more than cover it. Its not Michael Jackson’s fault if the state of California chose to squander his tax dollars wastefully, for instance by launching a multi-million dollar four month child molestation trial (based on bogus evidence from a British documentary) against Michael Jackson, during which he was fully exonerated. In fact, it is the least the people of California can do for a revered citizen of their state (and country) after the way they persecuted Michael Jackson for carrying out an unwarranted search and seizure in his home and trying him in a hyper publicized kangaroo court in complete and utter disregard of his revered worldwide status and the honorable way Michael Jackson represented the state of California (and the United States) to world by spreading joy and good will (unlike Bush, who sowed the seeds of hatred). For this reason, it is just plain tacky for the mayor of LA to get out his begging bowl to solicit donations, especially since his state is the seventh richest economy in the world. Maybe if the people of California weren’t busy footing the bill for free health care, bi-lingual education and other numerous welfare services for their illegal alien population (that steadily streamed across the Mexican border for the past four decades), they wouldn’t be in deep debt, on the brink of bankruptcy and forced to beg like skid row dwellers. It was Michael Jackson’s tax dollars that helped pay for the escalating costs of illegal immigration over the past three decades in California, which is what put the state into the red for billions of dollars in the first place, therefore the mayor of LA has no business asking Michael Jackson’s fans to pony up the money for the King of Pop’s Staples Center memorial, which was a worldwide event that he rightfully earned (and paid for) with his tax dollars. The disgraceful married mess of a mayor of LA obviously has no shame, that’s why he got caught in a serious conflict of interest bedding a local news reporter.

    The late GREAT King of Pop, Michael Jackson, was one of the greatest talents America ever offered up to the world and therefore deserves all our total respect. The outstanding way he represented this country will continue through his legacy creating an endless source of joy for his worldwide fans. It will also continue to bring a windfall of fiat capital to the bankrupt state of California if they have the privilege of providing a site for his burial in their bankrupt state. The money generated by tourism to the late GREAT King of Pop’s final resting place will be enormous, as tens of millions of fans converge on that place from around the world to memorialize the late GREAT King of Pop and offer prayers for him and the world there – a spot they will undoubtedly consider sacred.

    I hope the Jackson clan decides to bury the late GREAT beloved King of Pop and Legend of Legends in Indiana. Considering the way the state of California treated Michael Jackson during his life, it doesn’t deserve the privilege of becoming his final resting place, and the income that will garner for generations to come. Soon the state of California won’t even have the money to run the airports needed to fly in the King of Pop’s loyal fans from around the world as tourism explodes when people the world over converge on corporate America to visit the late GREAT King of Pop’s grave to pay their respects. Perhaps California will rise again one day like the late GREAT King of Pop, Michael Jackson, but don’t count on it. The politicians of California may soon be begging the government of Mexico to take it over since it doesn’t seem capable of balancing a check book. What a sad state of affairs. Shame on California. It would be a blessing at this point if a giant earthquake sent it crashing into the ocean (while all the Michael Jackson fans are visiting his burial site in Indiana).

    I’ll keep MJ’s fans posted on where his final resting place will be once that’s been determined. Hope this helps answer some of your questions. Sorry you and some others (like Rep Peter King – who has admitted openly in the past to fixing votes – are annoyed, but you can always turn off the TV, your computer or radio (if you are sick of hearing about MJ) and read a book. Just a thought.

    Astrea said:
    July 9, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Nowadays (if I dare to speak generally), many people are used to be fed by media’s taking heads and they do not think for themselves. Like parrots they will repeat what they hear on TV, read in papers, etc.

    If you do the most elementary research and trust your own judgement the so called puzzle of MJ is not that difficult to understand. In fact it is pretty simple.

    Wikipedia i.e. tells you about lupus, how that disease can kill quickly and how it causes pain and insomnia, allopecia (loss of body hair) etc. even dependence on opiates.

    Fasting is suggested as cure, infections are to be avoided, also sun. There you go Michael Jackson’s famous fear of germs sells the news but can be easily explained as cautiousness. He was not a freak the media made him into one. And I agree with what was said in the memorial service: MJ was not strange but what he had to deal with was strange. I liked the picture with his outstretched arms; Beware the mob kill a messiah. We have a modern example of it, No need to throw stones, throw bad words, they do bad.

    here was man who was singing and dancing, what harm is in that? Not religious myself, I am reminded of the bible story of Job.

    In one interview MJ said he tend to bond with animals and children because they do not want anything from him. Do you need any other comment?

    I never payed much attention. MJ was there, his music was there while I grew up, just present, like trees and sun and birds chirping. I never reflected much. I never bought his record. Honestly, I too, was influenced by the media, not knowing what was true.

    Picking up the bits now, afterwards, after his life came abruptly to an end, I’d say he was haunted by small minds and misunderstood. I am glad that his music speaks louder than any malicious words of accusations, envy and greed.

    Moreover, I am glad that his family made the memorial service possible and that for once, even if just for a few hours, the family was in control of the content that was broadcasted to the entire word. No money involved. It was a blessing to watch a streamed version without a commentator feeding my mind with his/her conclusions. I am wise enough to make my own ones!

    May god cradle MJ’s gentle soul. He did a great deed here on Earth, the envious people pointing finger are unfair but they, too, play their roles of the misguided ones in this huge drama of life.

    As the leader of the religious sect said: the body is gone, the problems are gone, MJ lives.

    I downloaded MJ’s music to support the kids and to maintain the joy in my heart and let both the soul and the body dance. I am afraid the media will do their best to eat the kids alive in the years to come. May they be protected and grow into wise human beings. may they get that chance.

    There is nothing wrong with the extensive coverage of the event. The sad thing is that people seems to be resistant to learning the lesson- the simple lesson of love and caring:
    Live and let live.


    blessing said:
    July 9, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    oprah interviewed michael jackson in 1993 and he told her then that he had been diagnosed with vitiligo in the late 1980s. why did the media choose to ignore this opportunity to educate the public about a rare, and little understood disease? could it be because it was michael jackson and “wacko jacko” headlines would sell more papers than bringing attention to a disease that leaves not only physical scars but psychological ones as well? as a former dermablend makeup specialist, i taught people with vitiligo and other skin disorders how to apply makeup that would even out their complexions. many of these people carried the shame of looking different, being stared at, and taunted and ostracized by insensitive, mean-spirited and immature individuals. michael jackson lived his entire life on the world stage. we can only speculate at this time on what the vicious media attacks on his appearance and his often misunderstood behavior did to him psychologically. may he rest in peace now. i pray that the media leaves his children alone. they are his children. period. he was the only (loving and present) parent they knew. his mother and siblings and ms. ross will look after them well, if given the opportunity, as requested by their father.

    Ally said:
    July 12, 2009 at 3:35 am

    Thank you for the information about vitiligo and lupus. I am heartbroken that Michael had to deal with these conditions and be ridiculed instead of empathized with for living with these difficult conditions.

    marshan said:
    July 17, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    this is just sad…made me cry.
    damn ignorant fools!
    Mike was right anything for money.

    FelicialovesMJ said:
    July 18, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Thank you for these articles.Indeed,it makes me so sad to hear all the terrible things michael had to endure over the years from the mean spirited media.I have really gotten to know michael more unfortunately from this awful tragic.I love you more michael.Be at peace.God bless.

    Roxanne said:
    July 25, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Wow! Finally a blog site that has discussion from obviously educated people. The media is at blame for most of Michael Jackson’s defamation and as we discuss it I would like people to start to band together and do something about how our media has gotten out of hand for the all mighty dollar! They are stripping people of their souls and integrity and we have been sitting back and watching it happen for decades. Obviously this group of bloggers are educated and I would like to see our abilities put to use for the good of mankind. What you all say? Michael sung about how he can’t change the world alone in one of his songs, and that he needs our help. So let us begin……..Boycott tabloids, picket stores that sell them, boycott of press all over world that defames people without hard facts. They stole our King from us!

    christina mcgowan said:
    July 25, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    I have had lupus ( SLE ) for 15 years and I can say I am your normal everyday person but what goes on inside on a day to day basis is a living nightmare. Don’t go out in the sun an always have your suncream, take the painkillers,volterol,asprin,folic acid,hydroxychloriquine,venlavaxine,zirtec and anything else they can think of trying you on. Problem is they don.t know what to give us freaks because they don.t know how we get lupus or how to cure it.It is a strange illness sadness at not being able to do what you want when you want, because the lupus makes your mind up for you wake up in pain all stiff meds don.t work on these days.If MJ had to cancel something it would be oh wacko hides again letting everyone down but never a mention of could he really be ill. I used to turn up to parties feeling ill and pretend I was ok an extra couple of pakillers and just get it over with because it was easier than having to deal with people falling out with you but I learned at my pearl one forced nightout to please everyone else and a week in bed for me but did they visit and understand NO I was a small fish compared to MJ but in small scale I understand big time what he must have had to go through. Its easy to say he took drugs but pain is ways stronger than the so called painkillers the pain always finds a way to go beyond the tablets and you can end up taking more than you should. With the demands MJ had on him and because he had money he took drugs that were more potent than most because thats what got him through the jungle of life.And please everyone else. I would like to think these people who judge people with strange unknown illnesses will learn from what happen to MJ but to think this I would just be as ignorant as they are because they won’t change because money and selfishness is more important, God bless you MJ God new you had had enough and had to take you early and take of, sleep well now I know you need it.

    Cindy said:
    August 3, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Thanks for your excellent blog. I agree with what people have said. It truly disturbs me how society is so quick to believe the worst about someone without any proof. What does it say about our society? I have always felt that Michael was the target of cruel and malicious story tellers (the media). Sometimes my friends spew stories they’ve read in magazines about other celebrities, and I say “how do you know that’s true?” just because someone says it? a person can say anything about anyone! and there will always be idiots who believe it. I’m so sad that MJ was dogged like he was, and I think it hastened his health decline. He did so many wonderful things for people and supported good causes. I hope that now people will start to think about all the good he did.

    Anonymous said:
    December 14, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    All I Can Say Is God Bless Michael Joseph Jackson, How Much Heartache And Pain Can One Man Take? The Media Manipulates Peoples’ Minds’ And Thats Why The Innocent Are Seen As Guilty. People Shouldn’t Believe Everything The Media Feeds Our Minds With, It Can Make One Ignorant, Dumb And Naive! He Was An Easy Target Because He Was A Quiet, Loving Successful BLACK Man And The Media Did Not Like That. Michael Was A Beautiful Soul, So I Hope His Beautiful Soul Is Resting In Paradise With God. Obviously I Didn’t Know Him Personally But It Makes Me Upset To Think About The Amount Of Hatred He Endured, For What Reason? None At All.

    Its Sad To Think That The Media KNEW His Situation But Got A Kick Out Of Reporting Lies And Trying To Make Everyone Turn Against Him!

    God Bless You Michael Jackson, Your Legacy Will Live On!

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