Michael Jackson Announces “Curtain Call” Shows, Looks Weird


Michael Jackson announced today that he would give this July his last public performances — whether his last in London, or anywhere, it was hard to tell from his brief, garbled remarks (“This is it… This is the final curtain call”). This is a brave decision because Jackson was recently seen being pushed around in a wheelchair; he was said then to have been suffering from alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency, but his appearance today suggests he was recovering from a horrible, disfiguring accident.