CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Aug. 19, 2009: The Grenadian-born, T&T raised doctor to the late superstar, Michael J. Jackson, is speaking out publicly for the first time
Amidst speculation that he allegedly provided Jackson with highly dangerous combinations of drugs, including Propofol, Dr. Conrad Murray, speaking with an obvious Caribbean accent, yesterday insisted the truth will set him free in a public YouTube video statement.
The one-minute clip shows Murray speaking directly to the camera as he thanks supporters for reaching out to him but never directly speaks about Jackson or his possible legal woes.
`I want to thank all of my patients and friends who have sent such kind e-mails, letters and messages to let me know of your support and prayers for me and my family,` Murray said. `Because of all that has been going on, I am afraid to return phone calls or use my e-mail,` he said. `I have not been able to thank you personally, which, as you know, is not normal for me.`
He insisted the messages sent to him have given `me strength and courage and keep me going.`
But he added, `Please, don`t worry. 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 that truth will prevail.`
Murray is being investigated for manslaughter in the singer`s death. Jackson`s autopsy — along with a full toxicology report — may help determine the next legal battle for Murray.
Murray has been interviewed twice by police and has had his Texas storage unit searched. He reportedly told police he did give Jackson a sedative in the hours before his death. He apparently left the room to make phone calls and when he returned he found Jackson was not breathing.
Meanwhile, MJ is set to be finally buried on his birthday, August 29th.