A close friend of Michael Jackson's personal physician says Dr. Conrad Murray picked up another top-flight celebrity patient just weeks after he left his practice to travel with the King of Pop — Elizabeth Taylor.
But a representative for
The Rev. Floyd Williams told FOXNews.com he was sitting with
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“I was sitting right there with him when the telephone rang, and I’ll tell you we were in the middle of talking about him going on tour (with Jackson),” Williams, 80, told FOXNews.com.
“Then Miss Elizabeth Taylor herself got on the telephone! On the telephone with Dr. Murray! Miss Elizabeth Taylor!
"Now how about that!"
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According to Williams, “Miss Elizabeth Taylor said to
“Yes, I am.”
“Would you be my personal physician in
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But when asked for comment,
"This is [
Taylor, 77, who has a history of serious health issues and has recently been seen using a wheelchair, was planning to accompany Jackson, her longtime friend, on his series of 50 comeback concerts in
“Oh please, Dr. Murray treats millionaires all the time, flying to
“But as for me, well, I couldn’t believe it! Miss Elizabeth Taylor! She’s a superstar!”
Williams says the phone call came about two weeks after
“This was supposed to be his way out of all that,” Williams said. “He could make his money and come back to his patients.”
Concert promoter AEG Live was paying