Smokey Robinson Feels Sorry for Dr. Conrad Murphy

The singer still believes the doctor is responsible for Michael Jackson's death.

Posted: 10/11/2011 10:26 PM EDT
Filed Under Michael Jackson

In an interview with "Access Hollywood", R&B singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson said he felt sorry for Dr. Conrad Murphy as he's tried for Michael Jackson's death.

"Well, I just think it's tragic. I think it's a tragedy. I feel sorry, in a way, for the doctor," Smokey said backstage at the "Michael Forever" tribute concert over the weekend. "He was just so happy to be around Michael Jackson, and to do whatever Michael said whenever Michael said it. It's tragic."

Robinson later issued a statement to "Access Hollywood" Tuesday to remove any indication that he felt the doctor was innocent.

"I would like to clarify statements I made regarding Dr. Murray at the Michael Jackson Forever Tribute Concert this past weekend," he says. "I knew Michael Jackson since he was 10 years old and loved him like a little brother. His untimely death was one of the most tragic events in my life. Let me be clear, I believe Dr. Murray is responsible for Michael Jackson's death through his absolute negligence."

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