Conrad Murray Offers Advice for Prince's Doctor, Says Michael Jackson Didn't Like 'Purple Rain' Singer
Michael Jackson's doctor is breaking his silence — and he's dishing advice to Prince's doctor.
"I would say clearly he needs an attorney and a good one," Dr. Conrad Murray said in an interview with Inside Edition that aired Tuesday. "We have what we call 'regular justice' and 'celebrity justice.'"
Dr. Murray served two years in jail for the involuntary manslaughter of Jackson, who died from an overdose of propofol, a surgical anesthetic, in June 2009.
According to reports, Prince may have overdosed on painkillers, although no official cause of death has been announced and his doctor has not been charged.
Dr. Murray told IE's Lisa Guerrero that the comparisons drawn between himself and Prince's doctor are not accurate, and that Prince's doctor should not get the same punishment he did.
"On the bottle there are clear instructions," he said of Prince's medication. "If Prince as an adult chooses to take 15 pills every six hours versus two pills every six hours, in the absence of the doctor, do you hold [the doctor] responsible?"
He said he was "saddened" to learn of Prince's passing. "I thought about him and I thought of Michael," he said.
But he said Michael Jackson didn't like Prince because of "an inherent competition."
"I think Michael always felt that he had set himself apart," he said. "I think he felt Prince was a 'want-to-be.'"
Dr. Murray completed his jail term in 2013. He maintains he was not responsible for Jackson's death.
"I have lost a great deal," he told IE. "I've lost everything. Everything I've amassed has been taken from me as a result of an unjust verdict. I am and I remain an innocent man."