'Katherine could have saved Jacko'

Michael Jackson's father blames his wife for their son's death.

Michael Jackson's father blames his wife for their son's death.

Joe Jackson has admitted he accused Katherine Jackson of not doing enough to stop the late Thriller star - who died of acute Propofol intoxication - abusing prescription drugs, just hours after he passed away last June.

Speaking of their confrontation at the mortuary, Joe admitted: "Katherine was weeping uncontrollably and upset. But I didn't give her a hug because I was mad at her crying.

"I said, 'If you had listened to me Michael would be living now'. I kept thinking about the times I had stood in front of her, saying something was wrong.

"Katherine didn't say a word. If she'd done what I asked, Michael would be here today. She could have made a difference."

Joe claims he asked Katherine several times to intervene in the star's problems because he knew he wouldn't listen to him.

"In Michael's final months alive I said to her that I couldn't get through to him - and that she needed to help him.

"I begged her to go and stay with him, but she insisted he needed his privacy. A child will listen to his mother more - and Michael was a mummy's boy."

Despite his accusation, Joe, 80, also holds himself responsible for Michael's death because he was unable to get the singer's planned 50-date London residency reduced. - Bang