An autopsy report showed that Michael Jackson was healthy before his fatal overdose in June.
The Associated Press reports that the 50-year-old pop icon weighed 136 pound at the time of his death, an acceptable weight for a man standing 5’ 9”; his heart was strong and there was no sign of plaque build up. Most of his organs, including his kidneys, were in normal condition for a man his age.
"His overall health was fine," said Dr. Zeev Kain, chairman of the anesthesiology department at the University of California, Irvine. "The results are within normal limits."
This isn’t to say that Michael didn’t have some problems, though. Coroners found that the entertainer had arthritis in his fingers and lower spine, and there was plaque in his leg arties. The most serious health concern, however, was the fact that his lungs had a reduced capacity for air because of chronic inflammation. This would mean that he was often short of breath, but it wasn’t bad enough to be a contributing factor in his passing.
The report also stated that there was superficial damage to Michael’s body, like punctures. There were also scars all over his face and neck, and it was discovered that his eyebrows and his lips had been tattooed onto his face.
– Sonya Eskridge