Just weeks before Michael Jackson died, Dr. Conrad Murray recorded this conversation on his iPhone. It's unclear why he was recording it, but prosecutors seized the phone and played the audio during their opening statement to prove that the physician was aware of how the drugs were affecting MJ.

The recording is shocking to hear. Jackson sounds as if his entire face is numb while he says he wants to be greater than Elvis and The Beatles, professes his love for children, and shares the pain stemming from his lack of a childhood. Soon after saying, "I hurt, I hurt," the conversation goes silent, prompting the doctor to ask, "Are you okay?" After a few more seconds pass, Michael responds, "I'm asleep."

Dr. Conrad Murray is currently on trial for manslaughter.


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