REUTERS / MICHAEL JACKSON HANDOUT / MONA EDWARDS - Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe testified on Wednesday (August 14) in a Los Angeles courtroom as part of the wrongful death suit brought against concert promoter AEG Live.
Rowe testified that Michael Jackson's doctors competed for his business and over-prescribed medications to help overcome his "incredible" fear of pain.
Rowe, who has rarely spoken publicly about Jackson, said the King of Pop was treated for several ailments, including lupus and severe scarring from burns on his head. She cried during parts of her testimony.
Rowe and Jackson were married from 1996 to 1999 and she is the mother of his two eldest children, 16-year-old Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., known as Prince, andParis, 15. Rowe has no custody over the children, who live with their grandmother,Katherine Jackson.