The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, has announced his long-awaited return to the stage, but is once again mired in controversy. Jackson is to play a series of shows in London this summer, which will be his last-ever performances.
But, amid the hysteria, Jackson’s management is apparently trying to stop the sale of the singer’s personal effects. MJJ Productions is taking legal action to stop Los Angeles auction house, Julien’s, selling items from Jackson’s Neverland ranch. “We are completely shocked,” said Julien’s auctioneer Martin Nolan. “We are an auction company, we were hired, they contacted us, we cleared Neverland, we do not move houses, we do not store furniture. We are an auction company and we are going to auction April 22-25 in Beverly Hills.” Jackson has been a virtual recluse since being cleared of child abuse charges in 2005. His health has long caused concern, and British bookmakers are already offering odds that he will not turn up for what will be his first concerts in 12 years.