Michael Jackson - Conrad Murray Sings On Live U.s. Tv Show In Interview From Jail

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Michael Jackson's personal physician DR. Conrad Murray stunned U.S. Tv viewers on Tuesday night (02Apr13) by calling into Anderson Cooper's talk show from jail and singing Nat King Cole's The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot.

The medic was sentenced to four years in prison on an involuntary manslaughter charge after he was found guilty of administering the fatal dose of Propofol which claimed the King of Pop's life in 2009.

He has refused to testify in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the superstar's mother Katherine against concert promoters AEG Live and on Tuesday, the same day as jury selection for the case began in Los Angeles, Murray gave an interview from behind bars.

Murray called Cooper's CNN show and declared, "If I testify, I will testify very honestly. It is a sad thing when I look at what's going on on the television because if Michael was alive today he would be absolutely upset, he would be so unhappy with what is happening."

He also touched on his humble upbringing, comparing it to Jackson's early life, and then bizarrely launched into a rendition of Cole's track.

Lyrics include, "He's a little boy that Santa Claus forgot, and goodness knows he did not want a lot/ He wrote a note to Santa for some crayons and a toy, it broke his little heart when he found Santa hadn't come... I'm so sorry for that laddy who hasn't got a Daddy."

He then added, "That song tells my story. That's how I grew up - I had no Christmases, I had no toys. I had nothing."

Murray insisted, "I'm an innocent man, Anderson. I maintain that innocence. I must tell you, I'm extremely sorry that Michael has passed. It's a tremendous loss for me, it's a burden I've been carrying for the longest while and it's a burden I will carry for an indefinite period of time.

"The loss is just overwhelming. He was very close to me, I was close to him, we were absolutely great friends."

Murray also gave another interview, recorded on Friday (29Mar13) with Cnn's Don Lemon, insisting he was a scapegoat in the death of Jackson.

He said, "I have taken the brunt of the storm for the entire life of a man 50 years old, who has had a monumentally destructive, painful life that has been so damaged it is of huge proportions.

"It is in terms so humongous that for 50 years of pain that he (Jackson) has lived and I did not do him for all of that (sic). All of the mishaps that he has encountered in life seem to trickle down on me and I think that is the definition of a scapegoat. Nobody has taken any responsibilities for anything that they may have done to this man but, because I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, then here I am.

"Why am I innocent? Because I did nothing wrong and all I tried to do was to help a friend who I encountered in a devastated state and I tried to do everything possible to help my friend. I have been called names and who knows what. Nobody else was there at that time and I can say with the effort that I made I could've suffered a cardiac arrest myself. It was not an easy task but I never gave up on my friend - never did."

Murray is due to be released on 28 October (13) if he serves his full sentence.


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