Michael Jackson - farewell to the king of pop

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Michael Jackson - farewell to the king of pop

Excitement over the star's return to performing continued to mount, but at the same time reports that he was in ill health began to circulate. Then in May, fans were left disappointed when the first dates of his London residency were pushed back by eight months. His management put the delay down to technical issues, though, and said the singer – pictured leaving a medical facility in Beverly Hills – was in perfect health