Biographer: Jackon has life-threatening illness

December 22, 2008 1:04:13 PM PST
Conflicting reports have emerged about pop star Michael Jackson's health.Jackson's biographer, Ian Halperin, says the music superstar is dying from a rare lung condition and needs a lifesaving transplant. Halperin says Jackson has a genetic disorder that can severely damage the lungs and liver. The biographer claims Jackson told him he is scared he won't live longer than six months.

However, former Jackson manager and longtime family friend Frank Delio says he keeps in regular contact with the reclusive singer and disputes the reports of a serious illness.