Paris Jackson tells Oprah about pain of losing dad Michael
King of Pop’s death ‘never gets any easier’
MICHAEL Jackson’s daughter Paris has told how the pain of her father’s death “never gets easier”.
The pop legend died, aged 50, on June 25, 2009, from an overdose of the powerful anaesthetic propofol.
His physician Dr Conrad Murray was sentenced to four years in prison after he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for administering the drug.
In a preview of an interview with US chat-show queen Oprah Winfrey, Paris is seen telling the host: “It never gets easier.”
Paris also said she now understands that her father made her wear masks as child so that she could have a normal life. The 14-year-old revealed that as a small child she had not been sure why she and her brothers were made to cover their faces.
“I was really confused, like, I didn’t get why I was wearing a mask,” she said.
“But I understand it now, why my dad would want our face to be covered.
“Like when we went out without him we wouldn’t be recognised. We could have a normal childhood.”
The teenager also opened up about how her father felt about his own childhood and how it was reflected in her upbringing.
She said: “He would always be stuck in the studio singing while other kids were out playing and he wanted us to have that.”
Paris will also be seen talking about her fledgling acting career in the interview. She is already set to star in the upcoming fantasy movie Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys.
The full interview will air on Oprah’s Next Chapter in the US on Sunday.