Jackson press conference won't be shown at trial

September 26, 2011 - 1:10 PM
Michael Jackson Doctor

FILE PHOTO ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, SEPT. 25 - In this Jan. 25, 2011 file photo, Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's personal physician, appears in Los Angeles Superior Court where Murray pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's 2009 death. Inside the compact, wood-paneled courtroom that will soon host the trial of Michael Jackson's personal physician, many of the tabloid-worthy elements of the singer's life will go unspoken. (AP Photo/Irfan Khan, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors in the upcoming trial of Michael Jackson's doctor won't see a recording of a press conference by the singer promoting his final concerts.

Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said Monday the March 2009 press conference isn't relevant to what happened in the bedroom of Jackson's rented mansion on the day he died in June 2009.

Nareg Gourjian, a defense attorney for Dr. Conrad Murray, argued the footage showed Jackson was not physically fit and had only agreed to perform 10 final concerts.

By the time of his death, Jackson had been committed for 50 shows at London's O2 arena.

Opening statements in the trial are set to begin Tuesday in Los Angeles.. Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter.