Jermaine Jackson: “I Wish It Was Me”

Jermaine Jackson & Michael Jackson's Shoulder.  Photo: RealOne.com
Jermaine Jackson Looking Over Michael Jackson's Shoulder.  Photo: RealOne.com

Jermaine Jackson Looking Over Michael Jackson's Shoulder. Photo: RealOne.com

This. Is. Just. Sad.

"He went too soon. I don't know how people are going to take this, but I wish it was me," Jermaine Jackson said.

Upon rushing to the hospital last Thursday: "I wanted to see Michael, and I wanted to see my brother, and see him there lifeless and breathless was very emotional for me, but I held myself together, because I know he's very much alive."

"His spirit is, and that was just a shell, but I kissed him on his forehead and I hugged him, and I touched him and I said, `Michael, I'll never leave you. You'll never leave me.'"

Jermaine is also frustrated that the family cannot bury Michael at Neverland Ranch stating: "He created this. Why wouldn't he be here? I feel his presence."

This interview took place this morning on the Today Show and the transcript was taken by the Associated Press.-Dr.FB

Comments (7)
  1. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.And I hope that Michael’s last wishes will be respected and carried out!May he be laid to rest in a place that he so richly deserves.We know that he never wanted to grow up…let the spirit of Peter Pan carry on in Michael at Neverland.
    RIP Michael

  2. Thanx 4 this Dr. FB … Jermaine was “the rock” in the Jackson family. I felt his pain when I read that …

  3. Wow, tears came to my eyes as I was reading this.

  4. Sad indeed — I feel for the family — It is so hard losing someone you love — & the Jackson Family are having to deal with this very emotional time played out in the public eye — my thoughts and prayers are with the family

  5. I must say, I only found Drfunkenberry.com in the past week or so but wherever you get your pictures from, like this one, is amazing. It shows dedication big time.

    I also want to add the way you have covered the passing of Michael has been very good which has been extremely hard with all the coverage and dirt they are bringing up.

    This story is getting me emotionally and I like how you just let his words talk and did not interject anything else.

    Thanks Doc for a site I now have to visit a few times a day to get away from things but also know the truth.

  6. So sad.

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