LOS ANGELES (TIP): A former security worker for Michael Jackson says he was concerned the singer would overdose on prescription medications in the early 2000s. Michael La Perruque told jurors Thursday that he occasionally went into the singer’s hotel room to make sure he was breathing, and he saw Jackson attend a few meetings when he appeared impaired.
But La Perruque says he didn’t see similar behavior when he worked for Jackson in late 2007. He also told jurors he saw Jackson two weeks before the singer’s death and he looked fine, but he was skinnier than usual. La Perruque was called to testify by lawyers for concert promoter AEG Live LLC. The company is being sued by Jackson’s mother but denies it is liable for Jackson’s June 2009 death.