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In a new entry on her MySpace blog, Michael Jackson's ex-wife, Lisa Marie Presley, talks about how Michael feared he would end up like her dad, Elvis Presley.
"Years ago Michael and I were having a deep conversation about life in general," Lisa Marie writes. "He stared at me very intensely and he stated with an almost calm certainty, 'I am afraid that I am going to end up like [Elvis], the way he did.' I promptly tried to deter him from the idea, at which point he just shrugged his shoulders and nodded almost matter of fact as if to let me know, he knew what he knew and that was kind of that."
Lisa Marie also made note that their two-year marriage, from 1994-1996, was not a "sham" despite what most believed, but she did call their union "unusual."
"I do believe he loved me as much as he could love anyone and I loved him very much. I became very ill and emotionally/spiritually exhausted in my quest to save him from certain self-destructive behavior and from the awful vampires and leeches he would always manage to magnetize around him," she writes. "I was in over my head while trying."
Michael's ex says, that no matter what went on between them she always wanted what was best for him, and is now hoping he can finally find peace.
"He was an amazing person and I am lucky to have gotten as close to him as I did and to have had the many experiences and years that we had together," Lisa Marie writes. "I desperately hope that he can be relieved from his pain, pressure and turmoil now. He deserves to be free from all of that and I hope he is in a better place or will be."