Stress of comeback could be the killer
The stress of a hugely-anticipated series of comeback shows in London caused Michael Jackson's death, his close friend Uri Geller, the spoon-bending psychic, said Thursday.
Geller, who lives in Britain, said Jackson was desperate to prove to the world that he was still a superstar despite child abuse allegations which had seriously damaged his career.
The paranormalist described the scale of Jackson's planned comeback shows -- some 50 concerts at London's O2 Arena, which were due to start in July -- as "just scary".
"He wanted to prove to the world that he is number one, that he is still Michael Jackson, that he can still deliver a thriller," Geller told BBC radio.
"The anticipation, the stress levels, the anxiety for what was coming up in London was so huge... I believe that that stopped his heart".