Michael Jackson’s dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein, 70, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 in California. Klein once claimed to be the father of two of Michael Jackson’s older children – Prince Jackson and Paris Jackson. The longtime dermatologist of Jackson (since 1983), he employed Debbie Rowe, the children’s biological mother, as his medical assistant. Allegations hit the the rumor mill that Klein injected the late pop star with demerol 51 times in three months using fake names and he also allegedly administered propofol to him before beginning work on an acne treatment. He also revealed that he diagnosed him with lupus and vitiligo, a disease that causes the loss of color in the skin.
The once very popular Hollywood dermatologist was nicknamed “The Father of Botox” and his client roster included Cher, Sharon Stone, Dolly Parton and Goldie Hawn. Word got around that he disclosed personal information, like the Jackson children’s paternity and other inflammatory comments about the pop star and his fame started to fizzle.
Four days ago, Dr. Klein was admitted to the hospital after suffering severe abdominal pains according to TMZ.
Also a patient of Klien’s, Taylor, who gave Jackson the moniker “The King of Pop,” came to the pop star’s defense in 2009 on Twitter when Klein accused the pop star of having a homosexual affair with his office manager, Jason Pfeiffer, who also confirmed the allegation. She wrote:
“Dr. Arnie Klein declared on May 2 that he did not betray Michael Jackson by saying publicly that he had a homosexual relationship with someone in ‘Arnie’s’ office. It seems he supplies not only women (Debbie Rowe), but men too … how convenient. Just what we want in our doctors. And then to say he did not betray Michael’s confidence. No wonder he has death threats. I thought doctors, like priests took an oath of confidentiality. May God have mercy on his soul.”
He recanted and said he made the entire story up. Klein, who suffered with Multiple Sclerosis and was confined to a wheelchair declared bankruptcy in 2012.