Audio tapes that have pop star Michael Jackson pleading for his life and begging for financial help on his friend's answer machine have been made public.
The recordings were made throughout 2003, the year in which Jackson was exposed in a TV documentary by Martin Bashir for sharing his bed with children, reports aceshowbiz.com.
In a series of audio tape recordings left on an anonymous friend’s answering machine, the pop star said: "It is Michael calling. It is very important, I want that 150 in that account for me, because... I am very concerned about my life. I am hearing a lot of stories that (name withheld) is still trying to sabotage... me... I want to be away for a while where they can't find me."
In a following message, Jackson said: "It is Michael. It is 4.30 in the morning here that's why I sound very sleepy and I'm really worn out... but please check the message I left a day or so ago. I am very concerned. I don't trust that man. We think he's bad, we think he is Italian mafia. Please... we must be smarter than him. So please, help me with this... I wanna be away... I don't want to be in Neverland right now."
Jackson died last year.
Daphne Barak, the journalist who revealed the tapes, said: "Some of Michael’s closest confidants talked to me exclusively about his addictions and provided audio tapes of Michael never heard before, these demonstrate different states of mind he was experiencing under the influence of pharmaceuticals."