Olbermann: New Michael Jackson Video Released of Rehearsal For Touron July 3, 2009 at 4:38 am
Sharon Waxman editor-in-chief of TheWrap.com joins David Shuster in discussing AEG’s release of this rehearsal video made two days before Jackson’s death. AEG’s greed is becoming more apparent daily. What a shame that a man who was doing this because he was in debt, is now bringing in money from music, videos, and even
a possible movie planned by AEG!
In my opinion, the theory of those close to him that he may have wanted out of the contract, and chose a foolish way to do it holds more weight daily. Anorexic, at 5’11 and 112 lbs, he was pushing his strength to do the required 10 shows.
When promoter AEG saw the tickets sell out within two hours or less, they changed the contract to FIFTY shows. Jackson as is presented here, is the consumate performer, who could always pull it together on stage, even if he had to inhale oxygen between numbers…ten years ago. Now, in his debilitated
state, the idea of 50 shows, and ending up in Vegas must have seemed like climbing a looming mountain. Ironically, the name of the song being rehearsed is “They
Don’t Care About Us.”