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Jamie Lee Curtis Can Relate To The Addiction That Killed Michael Jackson


Actress turned Activia spokesman turned Huffington Post blogger Jamie Lee Curtis recently posted a surprisingly  insightful article about Michael Jackson for her latest column. What’s nice about it is that her thoughts on the Michael Jackson myth don’t leave a bad aftertaste like most of the other media coverage, which I’ve been trying to avoid like the plague for the last two weeks.

There’s only so much media frenzy and Nancy Grace hyperbole I have patience for. In her column, Curtis calls the singer “an addict”, but is sympathetic to the reasons why:

The pain he suffered was from his birth, from his being and becoming the commodity that then made him the omnipotent King of Pop. Few children put into the intense focus of their precious youth being marketed for others pleasure come out unscathed and with a sense of mental balance. I won’t name names but we all know who they are as they have navigated their fame and falls on the covers of magazines and at the top of news hours.

It doesn’t take too much guesswork to realize she must be referring to her Freak Friday co-star Lindsay Lohan (pictured with her above in happier times). Curtis goes on to mention that MJ would ask anyone with a medical license for narcotics, even famed guru Deepak Chopra. This reminded Curtis of herself:

I too found pankillers after a routine cosmetic surgical procedure and I too became addicted. The morphine becomes the warm bath from which to escape painful reality.

I wonder what she was trying to escape from? The fact that she appeared in Halloween Resurrection?

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