Makeup artist describes Jackson's artistry, pain

Associated Press
FILE - In this April 27, 2011 file photo, Katherine Jackson poses for a portrait in Calabasas, Calif. An expert told jurors Tuesday May 7, 2013 that Michael Jackson's doctor was not qualified to treat the singer for insomnia or drug addiction. Jackson's mother is suing AEG Live LLC claiming it failed to properly investigate Jackson's doctor before allowing him to work on the singer's planned 2009 comeback concerts. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
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FILE - In this April 27, 2011 file photo, Katherine Jackson poses for a portrait in Calabasas, Calif. An expert told jurors Tuesday May 7, 2013 that Michael Jackson's doctor was not qualified to treat the singer for insomnia or drug addiction. Jackson's mother is suing AEG Live LLC claiming it failed to properly investigate Jackson's doctor before allowing him to work on the singer's planned 2009 comeback concerts. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A makeup artist who worked with Michael Jackson for nearly 30 years says the singer struggled with sleep and required a doctor's care to deal with pain while touring.

Karen Faye is testifying for Jackson's mother in a lawsuit against AEG Live LLC, the promoter of his planned series of comeback concerts.

She says Jackson trusted the advice of doctors to help him sleep and deal with pain from injuries and performances.

Faye says during the "Dangerous" tour, promoters asked that she give Jackson injections of pain medications, but she refused. She says a tour manager who later became a top AEG executive then enlisted a doctor to treat Jackson.

Jackson's mother is suing AEG claiming it didn't properly investigate the doctor convicted of causing Jackson's death. AEG denies wrongdoing.

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