Following the death of Joe Jackson last month come revelations from Michael Jackson’s former doctor Conrad Murray about the star’s relationship with his dad.
Conrad opened up on The Blast claiming that, “Joe Jackson was one of the worst fathers to his children in history.”
“The cruelty expressed by Michael that he experienced at the hand of his father… is beyond words,” said Conrad.
The doctor also claimed that Michael was “chemically castrated to maintain his high-pitched voice.”
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According to Conrad, Joe – who passed away last month following a battle with pancreatic cancer – was allegedly responsible for giving Michael hormone injections as a child, to stop his voice from getting deeper.
Michael had previously revealed his troubled relationship with Joe, opening up in his 1985 autobiography Moonwalk.
“If you messed up, you got hit, sometimes with a switch, sometimes with a belt,” Michael wrote.
“Dad would make me so mad at him that I’d try to get back at him and get beaten all the more.”
Joe’s other kids have previously justified their father by saying he did what he had to do in order to keep them away from the gang culture they grew up around.
”Gary wasn’t the safest place to live. There were gangs and Dad had six boys. He wanted to make sure we didn’t get into drugs, so he kept us busy,” son Jackie Jackson said in the book The Jacksons: Legacy.
Michael’s son Prince has also been one to defend his grandfather in a video he posted to Instagram.
“So y’all can keep on talking all this s**t, saying he abused my dad and all this and you’ll make a YouTube video about it for sure,” he said.
“But he raised these kids right, otherwise they would have been in gangs or f***ing dead.”