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Michael Jackson was so convinced he would be assassinated onstage during his comeback concerts, he considered wearing a bullet-proof vest, according to the late star's former bodyguard.
The pop superstar died in 2009 just weeks before he was due to hit the stage in London with his This Is It shows and his physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, is currently on trial in Los Angeles after pleading not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter.
Jackson's former security guard, Matt Fiddes, has now opened up about his time with the King of Pop, revealing the singer wore a bullet-proof vest during his 2005 trial on child molestation charges, of which he was eventually cleared, and constantly feared for his life.
Fiddes tells Britain's The People newspaper, "Michael said to me, 'I fear I'm not going to make these concerts, or may get assassinated onstage. Please could you make sure my children are OK.' He was a mess. He told me that during his four-month trial... he had to wear a bullet-proof vest every day. Michael said he would have to wear one through the concerts and wasn't sure how he'd get through them because of his worries."
The former bodyguard also alleges Jackson was so scared before the press conference in London to announce the gigs, he drank to steady his nerves.
Fiddes says, "Michael got it into his head that someone would shoot him so he drank whiskey, virtually a half-bottle, to steady himself. It was his first public appearance for ages and he believed he was going to get murdered because of all the bad press from his past."


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Kerry Hennigan

The fact that this guy has 'opened up' to the press at this point in time is rather suspicious, don't you think? Let's not forget that this is the same guy who tried to claim Blanket. Nice... NOT. I notice he has his own Martial Arts School. It's probably just as well - who'd want to hire him as a body guard after this? People like Fiddes remind me of some lyrics Michael wrote: "Anything for money; lie for you, die for you, even sell my soul to the devil." Rather says it all.
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Ren: WTH is your problem? Are you mental? A few sandwiches short of a picnic perhaps? You have an awful lot of negative s**t to say about MJ. & On top of that Michael WOULD WANT his nephews & cousins to be shown & build up their careers because he was proud of them like they were his own, because in a way, they WERE! Talking s**t against his family is JUST AS GOOD as talking s**t about him. Ya heard?
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I don't believe a word of it. When Michael walked on that stage at the 02 Arena in March 2009, he was quite steady on his feet and spoke quite clearly which I don't think he would have done if he had downed half a bottle of whiskey. Anyway, I read that he didn't drink. He did not look inebriated in any way. Three thousand people were screaming and there were ten thousand outside trying to get in, pandemonium, and he loved it, not showing signs of any fear.
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another LEECHE WHO IS SELLING STUPID , FALSE STORIES REGARDING MICHAEL! Yes I wonder how much he got for this falshood what a prick he is. I hate them all(the pp who were around Michael and the rest of them) .It's so amazing how many pp are coming from woodwork claiming to be Michael's friends and saying so much about Michael. They are such dogs and greedy for money. I have only two words for them "f**k off losers" and get with your boring and empty lives and start doing something useful for world and themself!!
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Somebody please change the picture above ! we want Michael's foto not his cousins! nobody cares about those losers who are trying to build their careers of MIchael's name! Get a job brats please!!
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