Michael Jackson is reportedly in desperate need of an emergency transplant operation to save his life from a rare lung condition, according to the author of a new biography of the singer.
Best-selling author Ian Halperin has completed a book about Jacksonâ€™s life, which claims that the pop icon, 50, suffers from Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a potentially fatal genetic illness, as well as emphysema and gastrointestinal bleeding.
The author revealed: â€œHeâ€™s had it for years, but itâ€™s gotten worse. He needs a lung transplant but may be too weak to go through with it â€¦ [But] itâ€™s the [gastrointestinal] bleeding that is the most problematic part. It could kill him.â€
Ian Halperin also claims that the â€œThrillerâ€ and â€œBadâ€ singer can barely speak and is 95-percent blind in his left eye.
Earlier this year, Jackson was photographed in a wheelchair. A few weeks ago, he was spotted receiving help walking, while wearing a Zorro style mask.
Michael Jacksonâ€™s representative was not available for comment. His brother Jermaine Jackson was quoted as saying: “He is not well.”