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Choreographer Kenny Ortega feared Michael Jackson was too ill to tour

Choreographer Kenny Ortega has given evidence at the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray following the sudden death of Michael Jackson. 

Ortega was hired as the director of Jackson's extensive This Is It tour and told the court that he had serious concerns about the King of Pop's mental state and well-being while they worked together before his untimely demise. 

He even wrote an email to the concert's promoter in which he voiced his worries and read out the correspondence as evidence:

"Everything in me says he (Jackson) should be psychologically evaluated... There still may be a chance he can rise to the occasion if we get him the help he needs."

Ortega added that when he approached Dr. Murray with his concerns he was told to step out of the situation. You can listen to some official audio of Jackson's slurred voice talking about his proposed tour just days before his death here: