Michael Jackson hospitalised with undisclosed illness

Michael Jackson has been taken to hospital in Indianapolis with an undisclosed illness, his family’s lawyer said.

Michael Jackson has been taken to hospital in Indianapolis with an undisclosed illness, his family’s lawyer said.

The 44-year-old star had been about to give a deposition in a copyright lawsuit when he began to feel ill and was taken in for observation, Brian Oxman said.

Jackson, “was not feeling well and was feeling weak,” he said. “He can become very concerned and nervous at depositions. He does not like lawsuits and it makes him ill to have to cope with litigation that people seem to heap on him.”

No further information on Jackson’s condition was immediately available.

Neither Oxman nor Jackson spokesman Stuart Backerman knew which hospital he had been taken to.

Jackson arrived in Indianapolis on Tuesday for a deposition in a lawsuit claiming the Jackson Five used the name of another band and two of their songs without licence.

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