Michael Jackson planned to do a duet with his son Prince,12, this according to the late singer’s former publicist Stuart Backerman.
“He was planning on doing a short duet with his son, Prince. He knew his kids would enjoy it. He wanted his kids to see him perform at least once to get the vibe of the Michael Jackson mania,” Stuart tells Usmagazine
Although Prince did not get to perform with his father, the tween did get to say his last goodbye to his dad.
Jermaine Jackson, Michael’s older brother, said in an interview on the Today Show, which aired on Thursday(July 2,2009), that Jackson’s three children – Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11, and Blanket, 7 – saw their father after he had passed away. While a therapist was present, the Jackson kids said their last goodbyes.
“I know it’s tough, but I think it was the best thing to do. At first I was against it, but what do you say if you don’t show them?”, Jermaine explained of why his family thought it necessary for the kids to see their dad’s lifeless body for one last time.
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