A former nanny of Michael Jackson‘s children has claimed that she had to pump the singer’s stomach “many times” because he regularly took a dangerous cocktail of drugs.
Grace Rwaramba, who left the singer’s employment in December, told The Sunday Times he regularly mixed powerful painkillers and she would have to come to his aid.
“I had to pump his stomach many times. He always mixed so much of it,” she claimed. “There was one period that it was so bad that I didn’t let the children see him… He always ate too little and mixed too much.”
According to Los Angeles police, Jackson was “heavily addicted” to painkiller OxyContin and was given Demerol, another painkiller, an hour before he died on Thursday (June 25).
It is suspected that the singer was taking up to eight different drugs a day, including three narcotic painkillers.
A spokesperson for Michael Jackson’s family made similar claims about the singer’s drug use shortly after he died.
The nanny also shed light on other aspects of Jackson‘s lifestyle, claiming he would often spend vast amounts of money, yet did not even own a house.
Rwaramba claimed on one occasion she was sent to Florence buy $1m worth antiques, which the singer could not even store.
“We didn’t even have a home to live in. So we had to put the antiques in storage,” she explained.
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