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Is Jackson suffering from lung disease?

December 23, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Michael Jackson is denying reports that he is seriously ill. The author of an upcoming biography on the singer claims the 50-year-old performer is suffering from a rare lung disease that has left him nearly blind in one eye.

Author Ian Halperin also says Jackson is in desperate need of a lung transplant.

Jackson's people say the allegations are just an attempt to promote an unauthorized biography on the singer.

They call the report a total fabrication and say Jackson is healthy and currently planning a world tour.

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