Dr. Conrad Murray broke into song during a recent interview with Anderson Cooper.
The doctor who was convicted in Michael Jackson’s death granted two interviews to CNN. Although one was taped with Don Lemon, the other was broadcast live during Anderson Cooper’s program on Tuesday.
While discussing the death of the acclaimed King of Pop with Cooper, Dr. Conrad Murray decided to suddenly break into song. While the host looked on in shock, the doctor sang the Nat King Cole tune “The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot.”
“You know what describes me? Let me sing something for you,” Murray said at one point during the interview.
In a falsetto voice, he sang: “In the street he envies all those lucky boys, but goodness knows he didn’t want a lot. I’m so sorry for that laddie who hasn’t got a daddy, the little boy that Santa Claus forgot.”
When he wasn’t unexpectedly bursting into song, Murray used the interview with Anderson Cooper to proclaim his innocence. He said that Michael Jackson was addicted to the drug propofol long before he was brought in to help the singer.
The doctor explained:
“I met him at his own stash. I did not agree with Michael, but Michael felt that it was not an issue because he had been exposed to it for years and he knew exactly how things worked. And given the situation at the time, it was my approach to try to get him off of it, but Michael Jackson was not the kind of person you can just say ‘Put it down’ and he’s going to do that.”
Although he admitted to ordering propofol for Jackson, Dr. Conrad Murray said he did not bring the drug into the musician’s home. He added:
“I didn’t know he was an addict. He was going to Dr. Klein’s office and being loaded up with humongous levels of Demerol. Basically this was causing his insomnia because that’s a huge side effect.”
Murray was recently subpoenaed to testify in Katherine Jackson’s $40 billion lawsuit against AEG. He said he did not wish to be part of the case since his testimony could ultimately incriminate him in other legal matters. He is looking to appeal the manslaughter conviction.
What do you think about Dr. Conrad Murray singing to Anderson Cooper during his recent live interview?