Yes, this was apparently a very real thing that almost happened… in the 1988, as ideas were being tossed around for a Doctor Who movie, one of the plans was to cast Michael Jackson as the Doctor. And Michael apparently was all about it.
I haven’t really kept up with the trial of Conrad Murray, but earlier today he was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson. Jackson died of an overdose of propofol, a medicine Murray had been giving Jackson for some time to help him to sleep and one that many people close to Jackson said the singer had become addicted to. Murray faces up to four years in prison.