LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Many Michael Jackson fans launched a website campaign to urge other fans not to attend the “This Is It” documentary. The Jackson fans insist the film does not show the severe pain the Thriller star was in during rehearsals.
The fan blog insists concert promoters, AEG Live, overworked the King of Pop as he rehearsed for his 50-date residency at London’s O2 Arena.
The fan site contains testimony alleging that Jackson was suffering from severe back pain in the last months of his rehearsals.
A fan posted statement reads, “In the weeks leading up to Michael Jackson’s death, while this footage was being shot, people around him knew that he looked like he might have died. Those who stood to make a profit chose to ignore it.
“Friends and fans who had no financial interest, chose to address it and attempted to help him. AEG, the promoters for This Is It, ignored the signs, ignored the pleas, and in fact, actively covered up the truth. What you will see on that screen is part of that cover-up.
“It is our hope that many fans around the world will agree to join us and to unite one last time to do something that will shed light on the lies that are being said.”
A spokesperson for Sony Pictures, which made the film, says in a statement: “We believe his fans will be grateful for the rare opportunity to see Michael’s creativity in action as he prepared and rehearsed for his upcoming London concerts.” –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers