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Jacko claims he only wanted to do ten O2 shows

By | Published on Wednesday 3 June 2009

Michael Jackson has reportedly claimed he only agreed to do ten shows at The O2 in London, and that the additional forty shows were added to his residency without his permission.

The Sun reports that Jacko made the claim when talking to fans outside the rehearsals for his big O2 comeback show, which are taking place in Burbank, California. He reportedly said “I don’t know how I’m going to do 50 shows, I’m not a big eater, I need to put some weight on”, before alleging: “I only wanted to do 10, and then take the tour around the world to other cities. I went to bed knowing I sold 10 dates, and woke up to the news I was booked to do 50”.

Whether or not this is a sign that relations between the singer and promoters AEG are cooling isn’t yet clear; the latter haven’t responded to the Sun report. Previously the promoters have staunchly defended Jacko, especially when the decision to push back the launch of the residency was announced last month.



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