Janet Jackson struggled with family interventions, organised to persuade brother MICHAEL to seek help for drug addiction issues, because she recognised how sick her sibling was.
While other members of the Jackson clan simply tried to make the late King of Pop see sense, his sister knew the situation was desperate and Michael needed immediate help.
In a candid chat with TV host Oprah Winfrey, which aired in America on Friday (02Apr10), the R&B star said, "There was a moment where I had to actually walk away, I couldn't take it; I was just so overwhelmed with emotion... It was just too much for me to handle.
"You have to understand too that a lot of the relationships I've been in, they've (boyfriends) had issues with addiction. So I know something about it. It's difficult when you see it and you recognise it."
Janet told Winfrey the Jacksons staged "several" interventions - but brother Michael, who died last summer (09) following a drug-related cardiac arrest, refused to accept he had a drug problem.