Michael Jackson’s Former Doctor Claims Late Singer “Couldn’t Let Go” Of His Childhood Because Of The Turbulent Relationship With His Father Joe
July 17, 2019 15:47 By Fabiosa
Dr. Neil Ratner a former physician of Michael Jackon is sharing details on the late star’s behavior like a child. According to the doctor, the late King of Pop held on to his childhood as a result of his relationship with his father.
Michael’s love for children
During his lifetime Michael Jackson loved children and was always surrounded by them. A succession of child friends were regular visitors at his ranch. However, his friendship with them fuelled the allegations of child abuse against him.
Back in 2004, Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin told Larry King that he thought the late king of pop refereed to related with children because they "didn't care who he was.” According to him, Michael is deep down is actually very kid-like himself.
Claim the singer was obsessed with his youth
Michael Jackson’s former doctor, Neil Ratner is opening on the late singer’s childlike behavior. Throughout the 1990s, Ratner worked as Michael’s physician. The two, later on, developed a close bond.
In an interview with Daily Star Online, Neil revealed that the real reason the King of Pop clung to his youth. The doctor claimed that Michael refused to let go of his childhood largely because of how he was brought up and the relationship with his dad, Joe Jackson. He said:
I only know what he told me and when we're on tour in South Africa on a few occasions his father came so I did get to meet his father, speak to his father and see his adult relationship with him. And it was obviously not good and it was turbulent and I'm not condoning Joe's behavior but you know they were a poor family and he was trying to get something to support the family.
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But did he do it in the right way? Definitely not. Did he you know, treat Michael somewhat abusively from what he told me? I mean yeah, it seemed like that definitely went on and in anybody's upbringing that kind of thing can have very significant effects later in life.
Michael didn’t want to grow up
Back in May, Dr. Neil said that the late King of Pop refused to grow up. Ratner who toured with Jackson as his private physician describing the late singer said: "The oddest part of Michael [was] his inability to grow up. His inability of wanting to be an adult. That was his hangup."
Neil Ratner is defending the man he knew as a patient and friend.