Jackson Denies Health Issues
Posted on Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:00 AM PDT

Michael Jackson JacksonIllness200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Reports that Michael Jackson is in need of a lung transplant because of a rare respiratory disease are a "total fabrication," according to a spokesperson.

The news of Jackson's supposed illness began circulating after writer Ian Halperin told the British newspaper the Sunday Express the singer was suffering from Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency.

The writer claimed Jackson was also suffering from emphysema, internal bleeding and had lost nearly all vision in one eye.