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Conrad Murray Trial: Michael Jackson Audio Mumbles About 'Lost Childhood'

Drugged Michael Jackson says, 'I hurt,' 'I had no childhood.'

ByABC News
October 5, 2011, 2:24 PM

LOS ANGELES Oct. 5, 2011 — -- Jurors in the Conrad Murray manslaughter trial listened to a drugged Michael Jackson saying he hurts and that he had no childhood.

The audio was the second portion of a recording made on Murray's iPhone that was first played for jurors during opening statements. Murray, Jackson's personal doctor, is on trial for involuntary manslaughter in the singer's overdose death. Murray faces up to four years in prison if convicted.

On the tape, Jackson describes starting a children's hospital with the proceeds from the grueling comeback "This Is It" tour that he was preparing to embark on.

"My performances will be up there helping my children and always be my dream. I loved them. I love them because I didn't have a childhood. I had no childhood. I feel their pain. I feel their hurt. I can deal with it.

"'Heal the World,' 'We Are The World,' 'Will You Be There,' 'The Lost Children'... These are the songs I've written because I hurt, you know, I hurt," he mumbled.

Michael Jackson Says He Had No Childhood

Jackson's slurred speech is virtually unrecognizable. Computer forensic examiner Stephen Marx testified that the recording was made on Murray's iPhone on May 10, 2009. Jackson's siblings, Randy, Jermaine and Rebbie, listened as the recording of their brother played.

Jermaine Jackson listened with a pained face and Randy Jackson put his hand over his mouth when their brother is heard saying, "I hurt."

Jackson said that the world's children are depressed and that's why he wants to build a hospital complete with game rooms and a movie theater.

"Don't have enough hope, no more hope. That's the next generation that's going to save our planet, starting with-we'll talk about it. United states, Europe, Prague, my babies. They walk around with no mother. They drop them off, they leave... They reach out to me. Please take me with you," he said.

Last week, prosecutors played a portion of the recording, made just weeks before Jackson died of a drug overdose. In that portion, Jackson talked slowly about the impact he hopes his "This Is It" Tour will have on his reputation.

"We have to be phenomenal ... when people leave this show, when people leave my show, I want them to say I've never seen nothing like this in my life. Go. Go. I've never seen nothing like this. Go. It's amazing. He's the greatest entertainer in the world," Jackson says.

"I'm taking that money, a million children, children's hospital, the biggest in the world. Michael Jackson's Children's Hospital," Jackson says in the recording.

Michael Jackson's Drugged Phone Call

The second portion of the recording was played by prosecutors today because the whole recording must be played to be submitted as evidence.

Prior to the shocking recording, this morning's testimony centered on medical supplies ordered by Murray's staff in the months before Jackson died of a drug overdose and the contents of Murray's iphone.

A voicemail by Jackson's manager, Frank DiLeo, was left for Murray on June 20, 2009. In the voicemail, DiLeo tells Murray, "Would you please call me…I'm sure you're aware he had an episode last night. He's sick…I think you need to get a blood test on him. We've got to see what he's doing."

In addition to the voicemail, Murray's phone revealed that he'd checked his email the morning Jackson died and had received several emails from employee Connie Ng. The emails from Ng contained medical records and information about a patient named "Omar Arnold." Prosecutors seemed to be implying that "Omar Arnold" was an alias for Jackson in Murray's records.

The email attachments included an echo cardiogram, Murray's handwritten notes saying that "Omar Arnold" was suffering from insomnia and anxiety and medications taken by the patient that included benoquin, a bleaching cream.