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Elizabeth Taylor Slams "Suicide Watch" Rumors

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Jul 06, 2009 | 6:52am EDT

Elizabeth Taylor has blasted reports she is on "suicide watch" following the devastating loss of her close friend Michael Jackson.

The veteran actress collapsed in her Hollywood home upon learning of the "Thriller" superstar's sudden death on June 25.

The 77-year-old subsequently released a broken-hearted statement revealing the depth of her friendship with Jackson, saying, "My heart ... my mind ... are broken. I loved Michael with all my soul and I can't imagine life without him ... I still can't believe it. I don't want to believe it. It can't be so.

"He will live in my heart forever, but it's not enough. My life feels so empty. I don't think anyone knew how much we loved each other. The purest, most giving love I've ever known. Oh, God! I'm going to miss him. I can't yet imagine life without him ... I will love him forever."

But Taylor, who has been in a wheelchair for several months, sparked fears her health was in further decline on Sunday when she posted a note on her Twitter page about an upcoming hospital visit.

She wrote, "I wanted you my friends to know that I'm going into the hospital Wednesday or Thursday to complete a test I was in the middle of."

However, Taylor was quick to dismiss rumors linking her medical tests to tabloid reports which claimed Jackson's death left her on the verge of taking her own life.

She says, "Although my grief over Michael could not be any deeper, I am not on suicide watch as some of the cheaper 'rags' would have you believe.

"I will always love Michael from the depth of my being and nothing can separate us."

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