Michael Jackson’s camp says reports yesterday that the 50-year-old singer is “gravely ill” and in need of a lung transplant are false and a “total fabrication.”
The story quoted Ian Halperin, author of a soon-to-be-released authorized biography about the pop star, who said that Jackson suffers from a genetic fatal illness. Halperin made the claims in an interview with a British newspaper, The Sunday Express.
“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,” Tohme said.
He added that Jackson is well,“finalizing negotiations with a major entertainment company and television network for both a world tour and a series of specials and appearances.”