So much has been made out of Michael Jackson’s “drug abuse” and the Pepsi Commercial accident.
In fact, Michael Jackson’s addiction to drugs is not the usual kind. He did not use drugs to get high. He used drugs to get enough of sleep so he could work. He might have been stressed out over the lawsuits, rumors and accusations against him. He might also have been stressed out over financial problems. Although without all of these his life was probably already stressful enough.
As to the Pepsi Commercial accident, I guess it only got him to know the power of drugs. He could not have got hooked on drug forever just because of this one accident.