So Michael Jackson is skint, right? Every possession from his Neverland ranch auctioned off? In debt to Arab sheiks? A wallet full of mothballs?
Well, while there may be truth in all of the above that hasn’t stopped MJ coming on like a veritable P Diddy ahead of his eagerly anticipated ’This Is It’ concerts.
Not at all, because when he takes to the stage for the first night of his ball-breaking, 50-night residency at London’s 02 Arena next month, MJ will do it wearing over 300,000 crystals - worth a cool $2million.
A spokeswoman for Swarovski Crystal told the UK’s Daily Star: “As the King of Pop, it’s only natural for him to be crowned in crystal.”
And what will come as music to Jacko’s penny pinching ears is: he gets to keep ‘em all afterwards!
Meanwhile, more tickets for the shows have just gone on sale after the first batch sold out in hours. And behind-the-scenes word has it that the gigs are going to be awesome.
And insider revealed: “The Guinness Book of World Records has recognised Michael as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time. And this show certainly lives up to that title. He is raring to go.”
Maybe MJ won’t have stick his crown jewels up on eBay after all…