Slurred Michael Jackson Audio: 'I Hurt'

He talks about wanting to do a great show to help kids
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2011 6:00 PM CDT

Jurors in the Conrad Murray trial today got the depressing privilege of hearing the full audio of a slurred Michael Jackson speaking, a portion of which they heard on the trial's first day. In the call to Murray, a barely comprehensible Jackson talks about his desire to pull off a great concert to help kids, recounts CNN. The recording—audio is in the gallery at left from Mediaite—came about six weeks before he died.

"My performances will be up there helping my children and always be my dream," Jackson says. "I love them. I love them because I didn't have a childhood. I had no childhood. I feel their pain. I feel their hurt. I can deal with it. 'Heal the World,' 'We Are the World,' 'Will You Be There,' 'The Lost Children.' These are the songs I've written because I hurt, you know, I hurt." At one point, Jackson went silent, and Murray asked, “You OK?” notes the LA Times. The singer replied, "I am asleep." (Read more Michael Jackson stories.)

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