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Jackson's addiction began after accident

July 15, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
US Weekly reports that Jackson's drug addiction began after the shooting of his Pepsi commercial in 1984.Usmagazine.com has released footage of the Jackson's Pepsi commercial accident that was shot at the Shrine Auditorium on January. 27, 1984.

During the commercial shoot Jackson suffered from second and third-degree burns on his scalp and body after the pyrotechnics erupted too early. The King of Pop was unaware that his hair was on fire.

The singer was prescribed several medications and it was at this time that his addiction to painkillers and plastic surgery began, according to a source for US.

Good Morning America also released exclusive photos of the singer on Wednesday. One expert says the disturbing images could be powerful evidence of a serious drug addiction.

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