Akon alleges Michael Jackson couldn't sleep while preparing for his show
Michael Jackson passed away in 2009 from a reported overdose of anesthetic Propofol and benzodiazepines pills.
Singer Akon was close to MJ towards the last moments of his career and watched the King of Pop as he prepared for his last show in London.
Speaking to The Sun in a recent interview, the “Mr. Lonely” singer claimed the “Billie Jean” hit maker took pills because he was too excited for the show that he couldn't sleep.
“He was so happy and excited that he was about to go to London and lock these 50 dates in and remind the world who he was and what his value was to pop music,” Akon recalled MJ's urge to give his fans a thrilling performance. “He didn't even sleep. That is why he was taking sleeping pills because he was too damn excited.
”He added, “He would be up for weeks at a time thinking about how he wanted everybody to have the most amazing experience, he wanted to create something that was going to be talked about for centuries.”
“You are going to need help to get sleep,” he continued. “Because your mind is constantly moving and your energy and your flow [are] electric to the point where you cannot turn it off.”