A surgeon claims Michael Jackson's nose came so close to collapsing following years of operations it had to be repaired using tissue from his ear.

German doctor WERNER MANG took cartilage from the DANGEROUS singer's ear to place inside his nose - after Jackson's face was "beginning to deteriorate" due to years of alleged extensive rhinoplasty.

Dr Mang, who has offices in Santa Monica, California, explains, "The nose of Michael Jackson is now fine. But I think he is obsessed with aesthetic surgery, and it's dangerous for his health and his skin.

"I think Michael Jackson wants to change from a black man to a white woman."

23/08/2004 13:36