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Michael Jackson’s blood-stained IV drip which was 'in his arm on death bed’ auctioned off by singer’s cousin

'The IV bag is significant to Michael Jackson and how he ended up dying. It is a controversial piece but it's still part of Michael,' the auction house said
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Michael Jackson's cousin Marsha Stewart is selling the deceased pop star’s blood-stained IV drip in an auction, and which he apparently had while he was on his death-bed. The minimum bid for the item is $2,500 and the auction will end on September 26, at around 8 pm (America/Los_Angeles time).

Stewart has claimed that she got the fluid bag from the bedroom of Jackson, days after he died on June 25, 2009. She went there with Joe Jackson, the father of ‘King of Pop’. In a YouTube video, promoting the sale of the disturbing item, Stewart said: “Shortly after Michael died I went to the house on Sunset. I was able to go in and go to the bedroom. When I went in the bedroom there was a bed there with some juice, it looked like a sandwich... and I noticed this. This was over by the stand and what I did was took it and put it in my purse. This actually belonged to Michael Jackson and it had some white like milk fluid inside of it, which later on dissolved, but this is actually Michael's DNA on it - that's what made me grab it, the blood. This was one of the IVs - the last actually - he had in his arm when he died."

According to reports, the IV drip was kept in Joe’s house until he died in 2018, but now Memorabilia.Expert is selling it. “This is the IV bag that was taken from Michael Jackson's room after he passed and it's important to note that this has come directly from Michael's cousin. It's from Joe Jackson's estate the provenance is really important with this piece,” Memorabilia.Expert founder Kieta said as reported by The Sun. “For me I feel that with Michael Jackson we have to embrace all of him, that's his iconic pop status as well as the troubles that he had with addictions and not being able to sleep, pushing himself to perform for his fans and his artistry. The IV bag - although maybe morbid to some - I don't see it as that I embrace it as part of Michael Jackson.”

Kieta added, “Addiction is close to many families - it knows no age, race, gender. The IV bag is significant to Michael Jackson and how he ended up dying. It is a controversial piece but it's still part of Michael."

The website of Memorabilia.Expert stated, “This auction celebrates the King of Pop, Michael Jackson as well as the Jackson family. Stewart’s collection includes an amazing selection of personal mementos along with music memorabilia from the Jackson family. Presented is a group of items that belonged to Joe Jackson. The highlight of which is a Braun medical bag that was leftover from Jackson’s LA Sunset house. Now, could this be the IV that was used to administer the lethal dose of Propofol to Michael Jackson?  This IV probably was not the one that was used to administer that dose, however, could more than likely have been was used during his many treatments with Propofol.”