News of the World reports Michael Jackson shocked staffers at the Lanesborough Hotel near Hyde Park in the early hours of Wednesday before announcing his comeback shows at London’s O2 Arena the next day. “Michael shocked us with his behavior,” a hotel source told the British tabloid. “He was wandering around the lobby in the early hours looking completely spaced out. The security team had to help him back to his room. It was not what we were expecting at all.” Friends insisted the pop star was suffering from jet lag and insomnia, nervous about making the announcement.
Michael Jackson Arrives In London For Thursday’s Announcement
March 4, 2009 – Michael touched down in the UK ahead of his special announcement at the O2 Arena in London on Thursday, where the pop star is expected to announce a summer residency at the venue. Watch a report from ITN, featuring Jacko arriving at Heathrow, below.
Michael Jackson Inviting Fans To London Press Conference
March 3, 2009 – AEG Live is inviting Michael’s fans down to The O2 in London, England on Thursday (March 5) for a very special announcement from the singer. Access is granted on a first come first served basis. Suggested Arrival Time is 1pm, while the press conference starts at 4pm GMT at The O2 at Peninsula Square.
Michael Jackson To Perform String Of Concerts At The O2
March 3, 2009 – Sky News has learned Michael will perform a string of concerts at London’s O2 Arena, and that the pop star may be in Britain on Thursday to make the announcement at a scheduled press conference. The exact dates have yet to be revealed, and the number of shows will be based on public interest. Read more and watch a report here.
Is Akon Working On Jackson’s Comeback Album?
January 11, 2009 – Kevin Nottingham spoke with Akon in a Q&A, asking the singer about whether he’s been working with Michael Jackson on his comeback album. “Um, of course Mike is probably working on something very special,” Akon responded. “I can’t get into full detail exactly what is going on with the project. And that’s just more so that we can have the leverage this time without stuff getting leaked around. But um, just be looking for something later in the future… I just can’t tell you when.” Akon also talked about his ‘Hold My Hand’ duet with Jackson that leaked on the internet and was then pulled off his latest album. Check out the entire interview here.