Michael Jackson’s Desperate Letter to Lisa Marie Presley Pulled from Auction
A personal, handwritten letter sent by Michael Jackson to ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley has been taken off the auction block.
The letter, written sometime between 1993 and 1996, read, "Smell here [arrow with box] Lisa I truly need this rest I haven't slept litterally [sic] in 4 days now. I need to be away from phones and Business people. I must take care of my health first Im' [sic] crazy for you Love Turd." (See the letter here).
It was to be auctioned by Julien's Auction in Beverly Hills next month as part of a two-day celebrity memorabilia sale.
Lisa Marie has asked that the letter be pulled, reports TMZ, due to its personal nature, namely showing how Jackson's struggles with sleep deprivation goes back years. The singer eventually died from an overdose of Propofol in 2009.
Julien's Auction in Beverly Hills owner Darren Julien told TMZ, "We wanted to honor the request and continue our good relationship with Ms. Presley."