LOS ANGELES, CA, USA Citing witnesses who saw the late King of Pop Michael Jackson's body on the autopsy table, a report in the August issue of the "Rolling Stone" magazine reveals that Jackson did indeed wear a prosthetic nose, and it was missing from his surgically mangled face as he lay in an LA morgue. All that was left behind was a small, dark hole surrounded by bits of cartilage. Jackson, who was notoriously shy about his appearance, wore the prosthetic to mask the effects of decades of plastic surgery, according to the magazine, which hit newsstands Friday, July 24, 2009.
It is widely speculated that Dr. Arnold Klein, Jackson's now infamous Beverly Hills dermatologist, had hired several burly men to repossess the prosthesis while the medical examiner was on a conference call with members of the press and Jackson's family.
Klein was said to have been fearful that the Jackson family would continue to avoid his debt collection efforts as Jackson himself had.
The most alarming aspect of this news report is the likelihood that Michael Jackson's nose will turn up for auction on a website like on EBay and the possibility that it will spawn an infinite number of undocumented prostheses which will in turn be purported to have belonged to Jackson, greatly diminishing the value of the "original" faux nose.