How do you go from an anesthesiologist to partying with rock stars like Rick Derringer, Edgar Winter, members of Pink Floyd, to becoming the personal anesthesiologist to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson?
In his autobiography, “Roc Doc” author Neil Ratner explains how he went from managing tours, to administering surgical anesthesia, to backstage at Michael Jackson concerts in the 90’s.
Talking to Neil Ratner the Roc Doc. A drummer and anesthesiologist. He was also Michael Jackson’s doctor for a while! And he toured with Pink Floyd. what a life! we talk to him next! @97RockBuffalo pic.twitter.com/aFaYHlzVAE
— Morning Bull (@MorningBull97) March 8, 2019
With the King of Pop dominating headlines due to the ongoing HBO “Leaving Neverland” documentary, Morning Bull couldn’t finish an interview with a former friend of Michael and not ask about the current sexual assault allegations.
Despite the dark cloud surrounding the late pop star, Dr. Ratner assured the morning show that he never saw any impropriety in his experience with the man. They remained friends for over a decade.