Michael Jackson's doctor says the King of Pop's addiction to drugs is what killed him, not any wrongdoing of his own.
Conrad Murray, convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of the pop star and recently released from prison, gave a wide-ranging interview to Mail Online, saying Jackson was hooked on drugs and injected himself with a lethal dose of the sedative propofol.
"I did not kill Michael Jackson. He was a drug addict," Conrad, 60, told Mail Online. "Michael Jackson accidentally killed Michael Jackson."
Murray became Jackson's personal doctor for Jackson's "This Is It" tour, and he insisted he never did anything wrong, saying that he and Jackson considered each other "brothers."
"This man who had been so lonely, who had spent so many long nights telling me about his pain and anguish, finally felt he could trust someone in his life apart from his children," Murray said.
Jackson died in 2009 at age 50 from an overdose of propofol. Murray told the outlet that at the time of his death Jackson was a "broken man," helpless both emotionally and physically, requiring Murray to give Jackson a catheter every night for incontinence.
Murray maintained that he did nothing wrong.
"I never gave Michael anything that would kill him," he said. "I loved him. I still do. I always will."