La Toya Jackson Reveals What Michael Jackson's Kids Saw, Heard in His Final Days


On his religiosity from a young age: "He was deeply devoted to his study of God and the Bible. While my brother Randy and the other kids played basketball during the breaks at the private school we attended, Michael and I would sit on the lawn together and read our Bibles."

On how he was against all drugs before becoming addicted to painkillers: "Michael didn't believe in putting any chemicals in his body, and he was devoted to health food throughout his life. When we both lived at home, Michael once became upset with me when he saw me take an aspirin … 'La Toya, why are you taking that aspirin?' he asked. 'That's a drug.'"

On one of his many Neverland rituals: "Every time Michael came home to Neverland from a tour, a vacation, or even just a day spent shopping or in the studio, all of the staff members lined up from outside the front door, all the way down the stairs, and along each side of the walkway. When Michael stepped out of the car, he walked between the rows of employees, who numbered about 25, as they all stood at attention and addressed him when he walked by. 'Hello, Mr. Jackson,' one would say. 'Welcome, Mr. Jackson,' the next would say. As Michael passed by them, he took a moment to acknowledge each employee with a greeting and a smile or a nod of the head … These rituals meant the world to Michael."

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