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Michael Jackson’s Ex-Wife Says Doctors Took Advantage of Singer

A courtroom sketch depicting the testimony of Debbie Rowe, ex-wife of singer Michael Jackson, is pictured during Katherine Jackson's negligence suit against AEG Live, at Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles

(Reuters) – Michael Jackson’s doctors competed for his business and over-prescribed medications to help overcome his “incredible” fear of pain, the late pop singer’s ex-wife testified on Wednesday in a wrongful death trial.

“His fear of pain was incredible. I think the doctors took advantage of him that way,” Debbie Rowe said in Los Angeles Superior Court, which is hearing a lawsuit brought by the late singer’s family against concert promoter AEG Live.

“Unfortunately, some of the doctors decided that when Michael was in pain they would try to see who could give him the best painkiller,” added Rowe, 54, who met Jackson while working as an assistant for a dermatologist who treated the singer.

Rowe, who has rarely spoken publicly about Jackson, said the King of Pop was treated for several ailments, including lupus and severe scarring from burns on his head, which he suffered while shooting a television commercial for Pepsi in 1984.

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