Michael Jackson is some kind've soothsaying fortune telling type if rumours are to be entertained. Remember he had a hit with Billie Jean ("is not ma luuuvah *heeeees!* She's just a girl who claims that I'm the wwooohuuun, but the kid is not ma sooooooon" *spins on heels*) way back in 1984. Weeeeeell, now Michael is being sued by a woman, called Billie Jean Jackson, who claims that Prince Michael Jackson II (AKA the baby Michael hung over a balcony and calls "Blanket" for some reason) is her son.
According to PR Insider: "The woman demands $1 billion (£668 million) in support payment, as well as joint legal and physical custody of the six-year-old, according to legal documents obtained by U.S. news programme Extra. Billie Jean also requests visits with the boy on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays - in addition to participation in Blanket's education. The Thriller hitmaker refused to identify Blanket's mother after he was born in 2002, but has previously said the child was the result of artificial insemination from a surrogate." OK, so the scenario doesn't exactly match the song lyrics but it's still bizarre enough to pass comment on.
In more probable news; Michael requires a new pair of lungs. Ian Halperin, who's the author of Jackson's new biography (not a doctor), claims the singer has "Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a potentially fatal genetic illness." According to the writer, Jackson "needs a lung transplant but may be too weak to go through with it. He also has emphysema and chronic gastrointestinal bleeding, which his doctors have had a lot of trouble stopping. He can barely speak, the vision in his left eye has 95%."
The sunglasses, the doctor's mask and the sporadic use of a wheelchair... it's all starting to make sense now. And there was I thinking he was just being precious.