Contrary to numerous reports going around that claim that Michael Jackson is in dire need of medical attention in order to save his dwindling life, Jacko himself has released a statement thru one of his representatives in order to publicly refute those claims. Speaking thru his trusted mouthpiece Dr. Tohme Tohme, Jacko calls the claims made by others about his health “total fabrication” and further reveals that Jacko is in final negotiations to appear in both a “world tour and a series of specials and appearances”. HMMM:
A spokesman for Michael Jackson released a statement on Monday denying as a “total fabrication” a report claiming that the former King of Pop needs a lung transplant due to a rare respiratory disease. The statement, attributed to Jackson’s “official and sole spokesperson, Dr. Tohme Tohme” and issued by Los Angeles firm Scoop Marketing, cites an interview with writer Ian Halperin in British newspaper the Sunday Express in which Halperin said Jackson was suffering from Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency. Halperin, who is at work on an unauthorized biography of the singer, also claims Jackson can barely speak, suffers from emphysema and internal bleeding, and has lost 95 percent of the vision in his left eye. “Concerning this author’s allegations, we would hope in the future that legitimate media will not continue to be exploited by such an obvious attempt to promote this unauthorized ‘biography,’” said the statement attributed to Tohme. “The writer’s wild allegations concerning Mr. Jackson’s health are a total fabrication,” the statement said. “Mr. Jackson is in fine health and finalizing negotiations with a major entertainment company and television network for both a world tour and a series of specials and appearances.”
Truth be told, recent picture of Michael Jackson out in public do lead credence to the claims made by Halperin that Jacko is in dire need of medical help … if not of the surgical variety than, IMHO, surely of the psychological variety. It is not a stretch of the imagination, by any means, to think that Jacko is very ill … but, I suppose we have to take the word of his official spokesperson that he is not ill. That said, I absolutely refuse to believe that the claims that Jacko is near finalizing a deal that would put him on a world tour OR that he will be appearing in “a series of specials and appearances”. No way. Even if MJ were able to take on a commitment of this scale, there surely is NOT enough interest here in the US for any of these scenarios to be at all successful. Michael Jackson is just an odd bird, period. I contend that his infrequent public emergences in and around SoCal are pretty much all we’re gonna get from him from here on out. His time has come and gone. I do hope he is not in failing health but the notion that he is planning to stage a successful comeback is laughable.