Celeb Michael Jackson Is Turning 50
posted by August 28 at 10:45 AMon
To celebrate or at least commemorate the occasion, London’s Daily Mail hired experts to cook up the fantasy image of a non-surgified Jackson above. They also hired preeminent Jackson chronicler J. Randy Taraborrelli to write a thoroughly depressing poratrait of Michael Jackson on the cusp of 50—drugged, stumbling, deeply in debt, and not even sure of the basic facts of his life.
[F]or a man who is so obsessed with youth, so intent on remaining a child, many fear his birthday will be a day of reckoning for Michael Jackson. He has no plans to celebrate, other than in some small, private way with his children….He has even begun to regret having plastic surgery and spends much of his time staring at his reflection in the mirror.
‘I don’t know what I was thinking back then,’ he recently said. ‘Everyone makes mistakes when they’re young, I guess. But I still look OK, don’t I? I mean, for 40?’
When reminded that, in fact, he was about to turn 50, Jackson gave a sad, half smile.
‘It all went by so fast, didn’t it? I wish I could do it all over again, I really do.’
Sweet Jesus. Read the whole sad thing here, if you feel like it.