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Michael Jackson's mother, kids open up to Oprah about coping with his death

November 8, 2010 |  2:11 pm


Oprah Winfrey is certainly going out with a bang in the final season of her talk show, including Monday's show, which features her highly anticipated sit-down chat with Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine, and his three children.

In the revealing interview, Katherine admits that her son was addicted to plastic surgery and that after years of denial, Jackson patriarch Joe had admitted to beating his children. Katherine also discusses her son's 2009 death, saying she received the news from his personal doctor, Conrad Murray, when she arrived at the hospital, according to E!'s transcript of the show.

"He came out, and he was talking and it took him so long." Finally, Katherine asked, "Did he make it?" "He said, 'No, he's gone.' That's all I remember," she said, tearing up. "I'm sorry."

Read more about the interview and get up to speed on all the latest with Murray's involuntary manslaugher case over on news blog L.A. Now.

-- Gerrick D. Kennedy


Photo: Oprah Winfrey, left, interviews Michael Jackson's family for "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in Encino, Calf. At the taping are Jackson's parents -- Katherine and Joe -- and Jackson's three children  --  Prince, Paris and Blanket. Credit: Harpo Productions.