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Expert: Michael Jackson was totally sleep-deprived

June 22, 2013 • Entertainment


FILE – In this June 23, 2009 handout photo provided by AEG, pop star Michael Jackson rehearses at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. A sleep expert, Charles Czeisler, told jurors Friday, June 21, 2013, that Jackson exhibited symptoms of someone who was totally sleep deprived when he died in June 2009. Czeisler is a Harvard researcher testifying for Jackson’s mother in a negligent hiring lawsuit against concert promoter AEG Live LLC. (AP Photo/ Kevin Mazur, AEG/Getty Images, File) ** NO SALES, ARCHIVE OUT. MANDATORY CREDIT **

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson’s inability to learn new dance moves and remember the lyrics to his songs were symptoms that the singer was totally sleep deprived by the time of his death, a sleep expert told a jury Friday.

Charles Czeisler said reports by workers on Jackson’s ill-fated comeback concerts that the entertainer was losing weight, exhibiting signs of paranoia and his condition seemed to be deteriorating were consistent with someone who hadn’t gotten any real sleep in a long time.

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