Michael Jackson's Publicist Denies Lung Transplant Reports

December 23, 2008 By:
Michael Jackson's Publicist Denies Lung Transplant Reports

Despite rumors that Michael Jackson is battling a life-threatening disease, his publicist ensures us that he’s alive and well. And even better, still prepping for his world tour. We've heard that one before.

Recent comments were published concerning MJ’s health by author Ian Halperin, and his rep has issued a statement insisting it’s false, saying that "wild allegations concerning Mr. Jackson’s health are a total fabrication."

Halperin claims Michael is suffering from a genetic condition called Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a potentially fatal genetic illness that could require a lung transplant to save him.

"Concerning this author's allegations, we would hope in the future that legitimate media will not continue to be exploited by such an obvious attempt to promote this unauthorized ‘biography’.

"Mr. Jackson is in fine health, and finalizing negotiations with a major entertainment company and television network for both a world tour and a series of specials and appearances.”

His reps have been telling us for years that he's going to do a world tour. We're not buying it anymore. We'll believe it when we see it. But we're glad the lung disease reports were false!