Lisa Marie Presley requests personal letter not be sold at upcoming event
michael baggs
10:30 31st May 2012

A hand-written note by late pop superstar Michael Jackson about his insomnia has been withdrawn from an upcoming US auction on the orders of ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley.

The not was due to be sold in Julien's Auctions Music Icons auction in July, but the letter, in which he speaks of his inability to sleep and his need for privacy.

The note reads: "Lisa I truly need this rest I haven't slept litterally [sic] in 4 days now. I need to be away from phones and business people. I must take care of my health first Im'[sic] crazy for you."

"I'm assuming that it's because the note is of a personal nature", said Darren Julien, chief executive of the auction house. "We want to honor the request and continue our good relationship with Ms. Presley."

The Michael Jackson items are being sold in the same auction as is selling Elivs Presley's private crypt.

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