"I know there were at least three instances in the last 18 months where Michael literally died before either doctors or bodyguards were able to bring him back," Contactmusic quoted a source as telling National Enquirer magazine.
"I've heard there were at least two instances in 2008 and both involved prescription drugs. One time they had to pump his stomach and another time do CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). Once, after doctors finally managed to wake him up, Michael said he had died and gone to heaven, and it felt good."
"Michael said it was the most exhilarating experience of his life, to have seen how things looked on the other side, then come back to Earth again. I'm told there was another time earlier this year when he appeared to flat line. In each incident, his heart stopped," the source added.