Jackson: U.K. Appearance On Despite Broken Foot
Michael Jackson says he broke his right foot in a fall at his Neverland Ranch in central California. Although he's in a cast from foot to knee, Jackson told the New York Post he plans to make a scheduMichael Jackson says he broke his right foot in a fall at his Neverland Ranch in central California. Although he's in a cast from foot to knee, Jackson told the New York Post he plans to make a scheduled March 6 appearance at Oxford University in England for Heal The Kids, a program he runs with New York Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.
"I am determined to speak ... despite my injury," Jackson said in a statement to the paper. "The message of Heal The Kids is far too important to me to allow a broken foot to keep me from this commitment."
The Post reported that more than 20,000 people have tried to get tickets to the event. It wasn't immediately known how large an audience the university can accommodate. Also scheduled to appear is psychic Uri Geller.
On Valentine's Day, Jackson and Boteach hosted a celebrity panel about balancing ''romantic love, familial love, and professional dedication'' at New York's Carnegie Hall. The event was a benefit for Heal The Kids. Also participating were attorney Johnnie Cochran, TV host Chuck Woolery, and Dr. Drew Pinsky.
As previously reported, Jackson is planning to take part in an upcoming Jackson Five reunion album with his brothers. His own new solo studio album, his first since 1995's double-disc "HIStory," is expected to be released this year via Epic.
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