Speaking out for the first time since he’s been targeted in the manslaughter investigation into Michael Jackson’s death, the singer’s personal physician thanked his supporters and expressed confidence he’ll overcome the ordeal.
“Please don’t worry,” Dr. Conrad Murray says in a video message posted on YouTube. “As long as I keep God in my heart and you in my life, I will be fine. I have done all I could do. I told the truth and I have faith the truth will prevail. God bless you and thank you.”
Speaking in a Caribbean accent from his youth in Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago, Murray told supporters that “because of all that is going on” he has been “afraid to return calls” or use his email.
“Therefore, I recorded this video to let all of you know that I have been receiving your messages,” he says. “I have not been able to thank you personally, which as you know is not normal for me. Your messages give me strength and courage and keep me going. They mean the world to me.”
Murray was with Jackson when the entertainer was stricken at home. The doctor, whose clinics and home have been raided by police and federal drug agents, reportedly has told police that he administered the powerful anesthesia propofol to Jackson in the hours before his death. Through his attorney, Murray has denied wrongdoing.