Michael Jackson’s mother has admitted on TV that her son was addicted to plastic surgery.
Katherine Jackson appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s show along with her husband, Joe, and their three grandchildren. During the emotional interview, she talked about Michael’s low self-esteem, leading him to have repeated surgery.
“He’d say “I’m just so ugly, I don’t want to go out there”‘, she told the host. “I’d say ‘You’re not’. To a mother, all her children are always beautiful.”
“One day he just got up and decided “I’m going to get my nose done. It’s too big,”‘ the Daily Mail cited the celeb mom as saying.
“One day he just made up his mind and he just left. When I enquired about where he was, he had gone down to get his nose done…He thought I might try to talk him out of it I think. He was so unhappy. He thought he was so ugly.”
Michael always claimed only to have had two operations, both on his nose, which Katherine contested, stating that the star was probably just embarassed to admit he had had more procedures. She said she thought his nose was too small and, at one time, “was like a toothpick”.
“I hear that people get addicted to plastic surgery and I think that’s what happened to him,” she said.
“I had told him ‘That’s enough. Why do you keep going?’ I even talked to the plastic surgeon and said ‘If he comes there and he wants you to work on his nose just tell him you did it and do the same thing and don’t change it.'”
Katherine is the guardian of Michael’s three children, Prince, 13, Paris, 12 and Blanket, 8, who all appeared on the show beside her. The King’s only daughter shared fond memories of her father while the eldest expressed an interest in some day becoming a film producer. All three claimed that Jackson was “just a normal dad” (apart from the times when he was exceptional).
The star’s posthumous album, entitled “Michael”, is due to be released on December 14th and the single “Breaking News” will be available later this month. The star reportedly left enough material behind for three albums, but rumours are still rife that the voice on the new record is not Michael’s.
Jackson’s longtime producer, Teddy Riley, rubbished the claims in a statement to the Associated Press: “When I heard these songs, my heart cried hearing Michael again in good spirits. The vocals sounded very polished, very on key and processed. I have no doubts that these are Michael’s vocals,” the Washington Post reported.
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