Michael Jackson, at 50, had reduced lung capacity due to chronic inflammation, according to his autopsy report leaked to the Associated Press.
"His overall health was fine," said Zeev Kain, MD, chairman of the anesthesiology department at the University of California, Irvine. Kanin reviewed the autopsy report for the AP. "The results are within normal limits."
Except for that lung inflammation.
“It’s an unusual finding,” Kain said. “It looked like from the pathology report that he had this condition for years, but it’s very hard to know what the reason was.”
WHO HAS CHRONIC LUNG INFLAMMATION and reduced lung capacity?
ALPHAS, that's who.
Last winter, a writer known for gossip and scandal claimed Michael Jackson had Alpha-1. He didn't provide a shred of evidence. Didn't matter. The Web's full of postings that state it as a fact: Oh yeah, Michael had Alpha-1.
Well, there's still no evidence. (Other conditions can cause lung inflammation and lost lung function, too.) But the autopsy report certainly raised my eyebrows.
And made me wish someone had given Michael the simple test for Alpha-1.
To my knowledge, Jackson didn't smoke cigarettes, pot, or anything else. His addiction was prescription drugs. It was an anesthetic called Propofol mixed with three other sedatives that killed him.