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Michael Jackson feared being shot on-stage

entertainment Updated: Apr 08, 2013 14:50 IST
Michael Jackson

Weeks before his actual death, King of Pop Michael Jackson had feared being shot on-stage while performing in a concert, says singers' close friend Jason Pfeiffer.

The dermatologist also claimed that the 50-year-old musician had predicted his own death weeks before his fatal overdose that actually killed him, reported Sun Online.

"The last time I saw him he was saying his goodbyes to everyone in the office. It was like he knew he was never coming back, and he would often say he thought he was going to be shot on stage," Pfeiffer said.

Pfeiffer believes Jackson chose UK for his long-awaited stage return as he thought there was less chance of being gunned down there.

"He said the comeback was in England due to the gun laws there. That's why he ditched a US comeback as people had access to guns here and would shoot him. He thought America was too dangerous," his office manager said.

Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine overdose on June 25, 2009, after suffering from a cardiac arrest.