MJ's father blames wife for his death

Last Updated: Mon, Jun 14, 2010 07:13 hrs

Pop legend Michael Jackson's father Joe has blamed his wife Katherine for their son's death because he is convinced she could have prevented his prescription drug addiction.

Joe Jackson has opened up about the King of Pop's death and insists he begged Katherine to speak to the singer and help him overcome his personal issues.

He claims she refused to follow his request and he's adamant Michael would still be alive now if she had, reports newsoftheworld.co.uk.

"Katherine was weeping uncontrollably and highly upset (when he died). But I didn't give her a hug because I was mad at her crying. I said: 'If you had listened to me Michael would be living now!' I kept thinking about the times I had stood in front of her saying something was wrong. I couldn't bottle up my feelings," Jackson said.

"Katherine didn't say a word - I had to get away from her. If she'd done what I asked, Michael would be here today. I am incensed with her. She could have made a difference," said Jackson.

He also regrets not helping the Thriller hit-maker more.

"I didn't shed any tears, but maybe I should have. I just felt furious that my son was gone. In Michael's final months alive I said to her (Katherine) many times that I couldn't get through to him and that she needed to help her son. I had begged her to go over and stay with him, but she insisted he needed his privacy and gave him the slack she thought he needed," he said.

"A child will listen to his mother more than his father and Michael was a mummy's boy. He listened to her. I still haven't been able to talk about it to her as she doesn't want to hear what I have to say...He knew I loved him. I regret that I didn't say goodbye properly," he added.

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