Cancellations, lawsuits and skin cancer rumors have blighted Michael Jackson’s recent attempt to stage a valiant comeback. Jackson’s 50 concerts at the 02 Arena in London are still going ahead despite all these problems, but the news just keeps getting worse, with super producer Akon claiming that the King of Pop is set to lip-sync at the shows.
“Michael singing I’m not so sure about,” said Akon. “He will perform but not sing.” Those hot tickets for the concerts are starting to look decidedly lukewarm, although Akon maintains he will still be attending. “It’s going to be amazing, he said. “I can definitely tell you that. I’m going to have front row tickets. I will have the best tickets in the house and will be so close to the stage you will think that I am on it.”
It’s amazing how quickly the good feeling toward Jackson has soured since the shows were announced. Fans who paid premium prices for tickets are not going to be happy with the alleged lip-syncing, and it seems unlikely that Jackson will be recording any more records with Akon. This sorry tale is bound to have a few more twists and turns before the first show takes place on July 13.