Michael Jackson's wishes
- Bang Showbiz
- 13 September 2009
Michael Jackson left a series of 'wishes for the world' in his bathroom written just hours before his death on June 25 on Post-it notes and scraps of paper
Michael Jackson wrote a series of 'wishes for the world' the day he died.
The late pop star - who died of acute Propofol intoxication on June 25 - left several motivational, handwritten notes in his bathroom before he passed away to help mentally prepare him for his London 'This Is It' shows.
A source told Britain's News of the World newspaper: "These notes show that Michael was positive until the last - but also what a mess his mind must have been as he fought to keep it all together towards the end."
One of the notes read: "I am so grateful that I am a magnet for miracles."
The phrase 'magnet for miracles' is one often used by self-help programmes in the US for recovering alcoholics and it is believed regular repetition could improve your success of beating addiction.
Another note pinned to his mirror read: "Love, no violence ever! Remember a beautiful future promise of tomorrow."
Friends of the late 'King of Pop's say these words show he was positive, happy and upbeat in his final days.
One explained: "I think this reveals how positive Michael was until the last. He was such a sweet natured man who saw the good in everyone. The note about a beautiful future is especially sad as it shows he was looking forward to a successful, happy life."
Michael also used the notes to remind himself to perform his 1985 charity single 'We Are the World' - which he recorded with Lionel Ritchie - during his record-breaking 50-date residency at London's O2 Arena.
Meanwhile, a hand-written reminder to "Call Temperton" - believed to be British song-writer and producer Rob Temperton, who Michael recorded 'Thriller' and 'Rock With You' with - was propped up in the room with his agent Dr Tohme Tohme's business card and a note to call him too.
Pals of the troubled singer say his addiction to prescription drugs was affecting his memory.
The source added: "It's worrying that he had to write reminders about things as obvious as these while he was rehearsing for his tour. And he would have had Dr Tohme's number in his phone - so why would he need the card?
"But the drugs he was taking obviously had a huge impact on his mind."
Meanwhile, it has been revealed Michael's three children - Prince Michael I, 12, Paris, 11 and seven-year-old Prince Michael II, aka 'Blanket' - will be protected "like royalty" by a team of six bodyguards.
Jackson family lawyers have drafted in the team at a cost of £750,000 a year to look after the children, who are being looked after by Michael's mother Katherine.