Jacko: “This Is The Final Curtain Call”

Mar 5th, 2009 // 19 Comments

In case you wanted to hear Michael Jackson explain his upcoming shows at London’s O2 Arena, MSNBC tried to stitch together a package of his utterances during his press conference earlier today (click the picture for the video); it’s sort of hard to hear through the screaming, although he did reiterate the seemingly suicidal slogan for the shows, “This is it,” a couple of times during the proceedings. Note that he did not address just how he was going to dance with a cane, but perhaps that’ll be saved for Phase 2 of the pre-concert marketing blitz. [via DeGawker]


  1. Anonymous

    That….that face….

    It’s absolutely frightening at this point.

  2. Whigged

    What a terrible feed MSNBC had. Try the one on CNN where they at least had a line into Jacko’s mic.

    Other than that, he IS downright frightening. It will be interesting to see how the face holds up over the course of the shows. Honestly, it doesn’t look like it’ll make it.

  3. Lucas Jensen

    It reminds me of the Carl Von Cosel case: [en.wikipedia.org]

  4. T'Challa

    @2ironic4u: I’m tripping on that wig. What the hell is going on up there? It looks like mid-’70s Keith Richards or something.

  5. T'Challa

    @2ironic4u: I’m tripping on that wig. What the hell is going on up there? It looks like mid-’70s Keith Richards or something.

  6. NeverEnough

    His voice sounds a bit more masculine than it usually does (that’s still not saying much, but…)

  7. TopIdol

    He wouldn’t have to do this if he wasn’t broke. Idiot really should have trademarked Jesus Juice and licensed a crappy sports drink with his likeness a few years back. When sports drinks and the term Jesus Juice were big.

  8. Anonymous

    @TopIdol: It could have been carbonated, and have been the king of all pop.

  9. Chris N.

    That guy is a little odd.

  10. Anonymous

    How does he still have that many rabid fans?

  11. Lucas Jensen

    @Chris N.: Yeah. There’s something weird about him I can’t figure out.

  12. queensissy

    @Thesemodernsocks: I wish I could “favorite” your comment.

  13. Invisible Circus

    Talk about shadow of former self.

    but in this case, ghost of former self since he’s the color of a sheet at this point.


    I give him one show before dehydration sends Mumm-Ra back to the crypt.

  14. Anonymous

    well i stand corrected! still don’t think he’ll actually make it through all of the performances. probably end up being a general clusterfuck where he only performs (lipsyncing motionless) for at most 1/3 of the time, with the show padded out by videos and dancers and other ephemera. i predict less than 40% of the shows actually happen due to “health reasons.” he really is a one of kind. freakshow that is. and not in a cool way. now if only there was a trans-racial transgender plastic surgery that i could respect.

  15. NeverEnough

    @queensissy: Same here. That was great!

  16. Reidicus

    Remember in Beetlejuice, when the title character’s jaw fell off and he had to go rummaging for it before he could speak again?

    That’s all I’m saying.

  17. cheesebubble

    @Reidicus: I laughed ’til I cried

  18. cheesebubble

    I’m thinking “emaciated Skeletor with a wig.” Who in the hell are all of those stupid screaming people? They must be squealing in horror.

  19. Anonymous

    1. Can we at least get a Kenny Loggins cover out of him since his podium states, “this is it”?

    2. My question is where do all of his rabid fans go/what do they do when they’re not screaming, fainting and setting doves free around Michael?

    3. Remember – his face/nose is like that because he needs to hit those high notes. I still think aliens have tried to pass off Whitey as MJ thinking that we’d all believe that it’s him.

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