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The King of Pop, Michael Jackson was allegedly chemically castrated through the use of hormone pills at an early age to combat acne. A French scientist have put forward this claim in a newly released thesis that tries to explain why the American superstar had such a delicate voice.
Dr. Alain Branchereau, a vascular surgery professor who works at the Timone of Marsella Hospital, situated at the south of France, has stated that Michael Jackson suffered a chemical castration without realizing it when he was between 12 and 20 years old. Dr. Branchereau new book is titled ‘The Voice Secret’.
The doctor, who never met the famous artist in person, told a journalist from the daily Le Parisien, that he base his research on several documents including the autopsy report. This, he explained, was to support his thesis with facts that would make his conclusion more than probable.
It was the “amazing texture” of Michael Jackson’s voice that caught Dr. Branchereau’s attention, because he was able to reach one octave tone more than some successful tenors.
The doctor claims that just a few sopranos, such as the Greek born Maria Callas, are able to reach three octave tones. Dr. Branchereau says that the hormone pills that the artist took during his youth could have narrowed his larynx.
In his biography, the King of Pop confessed that when he was young, he suffered from a severe form of acne. Although only for a short period of time, the French doctor has used this information to confirm that Michael Jackson had in fact consumed the product which is believe to have caused his voice.
Moreover, the drug is also suspected of making his bones grow abnormally which is by Jackson was taller and had bigger extremities than the rest of his family.
Apparently it was Michael’s manager, who at that point was his own father, who told the artist to use the drug. It was believed that the severe case of acne was about to ruin the young performer’s career or at least damage his image.
Despite the claim that Jackson only used the drug for a short period of time, the doctor believe that it had affected the artist’s larynx so much that the result was permanent and provided Jackson with his signature angelic voice, a trade which is usually only bestowed a type of singers called ‘castrati’ – meaning people who have been castrated to maintain a clear, boy’s voice.
The macabre nature of the findings aside, the doctor assured that the singer “had normal genitals and he was able to have sex as the ‘castrati’, however they deprived him of his childhood and his adolescent that obviously caused him psychological problems.”