The first rule of being a doctor is to do know harm. Apparently Conrad Murray didn’t get the memo.
According to New York Daily News
The doctor is in — prison.
But Michael Jackson’s jailed personal physician still insists the platinum-selling singer’s drug overdose death wasn’t his fault.
“I am sorry that I lost Michael as a friend and a patient,” Dr. Conrad Murray told the “Today” show Friday in a phone interview from his California cell.
“I have lost a very dear friend and a dear person to me, and it’s going to remain with me for the rest of my life, but I’m not going to accept responsibility for anything I did not do.”
Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the “Thriller” singer’s 2009 death, and sentenced to four years in prison.
Jackson’s death was caused primarily by “acute intoxication” from propofol, a powerful anesthetic. The sedative Lorazepam was another factor, and an autopsy also found traces in his system of four other drugs — two sedatives, a painkiller and a stimulant.
Murray insisted that he tried to keep Jackson away from propofol — but the chart-topping performer kept his own stash of the medication.
“I tried to get rid of the propofol from Michael Jackson,” Murray insisted. “He might not have liked the approach I took, but nonetheless the circumstances were to actually get him away from the (drug).”
Murray could appear as a witness in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by Jackson family matriarch Katherine and Michael’s three children against AEG Live.
The company was the promoter of the late entertainer’s doomed “This Is It” tour. Jackson, 50, died in his Los Angeles home on June 25, 2009.
SMH. The worse part is that he still thinks he did nothing wrong. Do you think Conrad Murray is responsible for Michael’s death or did Michael do it to himself?