AEG CEO cites conflicting info on Jackson health

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Associated Press

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 13 at 7:05 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The head of the company promoting Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts says he received contradictory and confusing information about the singer's health just days before his death.

AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips told a jury Thursday that he received conflicting information about Jackson's health from the singer's doctor and high-level workers preparing for the "This Is It" shows.

Philips is testifying in a negligent hiring lawsuit filed by Jackson's mother against AEG Live LLC. She claims the company failed to properly investigate the doctor convicted of causing her son's death.

AEG denies any wrongdoing.

Phillips testified that he was alarmed by reports from production workers that Jackson wasn't able to rehearse six days before his death. But he told jurors he was reassured by Jackson's physician that the singer was fine.

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