Michael Jackson has hit out at claims he is spiralling into drink and drugs and has warned those spreading the rumours to "get good attorneys".

The troubled THRILLER star's publicist Raymone Bain responded angrily to claims he had been on a whiskey and painkiller binge - insisting he is healthier than ever.

Bain says, "He is doing fine and I have never seen him happier or healthier.

"Whomever these individuals are who are intent on disseminating false information...should begin hiring good attorneys."