MJ’s family planned to kidnap him: Former bodyguard

New York: Late Michael Jackson’s former bodyguard Matt Fiddes has apparently revealed that the singer’s family considered "kidnapping" the King of Pop to combat his drug habit.

Fiddes, who became friends with Jackson in the late 1990s and is now a martial arts trainer in the UK said he discussed the plan with Jackson’s brother Jermaine.

"We talked literally about kidnapping Michael and getting him away from the doctors and the people who were around him who were supplying this stuff prescription drugs," the New York Post quoted him as telling the Brisbane Times.

“We met in secret, and we were planning it because we were both concerned. We would look at Sky News sometimes and thought one day we`re going to see a newsflash saying, ``Michael Jackson`s dead,”” he added.

That fear came true when Jackson died last year following an overdose of prescription drugs.