Katherine Jackson: ‘Michael Assured Me He Wasn’t Using Drugs’

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November 5, 2010 | 3:15pm EST

Michael Jackson’s mother has revealed she challenged her superstar son about reports he was hooked on powerful drugs – but he insisted he was clean.
In a candid TV interview with Oprah Winfrey, which will air in America on Monday, Katherine Jackson opens up about her own fears for her son, who died following a drug overdose last year.

She says, “I spoke to him about them (drug reports) once… and he denied it. I was telling him that I didn’t want to hear one day that he had overdosed, because it would break my heart and kill me too.

“He kept saying he wasn’t on anything. He said, ‘Mother, you don’t believe me’. He kept saying, ‘My own mother don’t believe me’.”