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Michael Jackson found not breathing, rushed to hospital

by Brad A. Greenberg

June 25, 2009 | 6:24 pm

Michael Jackson was rushed to UCLA Medical Center today after Los Angeles paramedics responded to his home and found the King of Pop not breathing. At least one report claims Jackson died as a result of overdosing on sleeping pills. Other reports say he suffered a heart attack and, according to a family member who spoke with TMZ, is “not doing well.”

Jackson’s exact condition appears unknown. The Los Angeles Times reports:

Capt. Steve Ruda said paramedics responded to a call at Jackson’s home around 12:26 p.m. He was not breathing when they arrived. The parademics performed CPR and took him to UCLA Medical Center, Ruda told The Times.

The news comes as Jackson was attempting a comeback after years of tabloid headlines, most notably his trial and acquittal on child molestation charges.

In May, The Times reported that Jackson was living in a Bel-Air mansion and rehearsing for a series of 50 sold-out shows in London’s O2 Arena. Jackson had won the backing of two billionaires to get the so-called “King of Pop” back on stage.

Jackson last appeared on this blog in November after he reportedly converted to Islam and changed his name to Mikaeel.

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