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Days before Michael Jackson's death a cancerous lesion was removed from his nose, biographer Diane Dimond and an unnamed family source tell the new issue of Us Weekly.

"Last week, I had two real sources call me and say he's getting surgery right now for removal of skin cancer off his nose," Dimond told Us in an interview on June 26. "This is not a man who suffers pain well. He likes painkillers. So he got some from here, he got some from there -- who knows how much."

Jackson suffered persistent insomnia in recent months, sources tell Us."For the past 15 years, Michael always slept until 3 or 4 in the afternoon and was up all night," a source tells Us Weekly. "When he started rehearsals for the tour, it totally screwed up his system."

Jackson, the source adds, began adding stimulants to his daily drug regimen in order to rise earlier. Cherilyn Lee, a registered nurse whose specialty includes nutritional counseling, told the Associated Press Tuesday that she repeatedly rejected his demands for the drug, Diprivan, which is given intravenously and induces sleep.
She said she received a strange phone call from a Jackson staff member four days before the singer's death that made her fear that he somehow obtained Diprivan or another drug.
"He called and was very frantic and said, 'Michael needs to see you right away.' I said, 'What's wrong?' And I could hear Michael in the background..., 'One side of my body is hot, it's hot, and one side of my body is cold. It's very cold,'" Lee said.continue reading here. . .
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