Michael Jackson 'was nuts' – Cher condemned star's treatment of his children

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Friends Cher and Michael Jackson performed together a few times over the years, including a memorable I Want You Back Medley on the Cher Show in 1975. However, it seems they didn’t remain pals. In 2003 Michael was part of a documentary titled Living With Michael Jackson, a feature that was created by British journalist Martin Bashir.


Cher explained she had seen Michael a year prior backstage during the 50th anniversary special of American Bandstand.

She said: “He had this child rolled up in a blanket, and I was thinking: ‘What kind of life is this?’

“I cannot imagine putting my children through what he put his children through.”

Michael infamously shielded the faces of his children while they were growing up, including covering swaddling Blanket up as a baby.

Cher, who has won over 140 awards during her music career, said: “I don’t really care what he does to his face.

“He could just erase it as far as I’m concerned.”

Years later, in 2009, Cher paid tribute to the star after he died aged 50-years-old

The singer’s death was caused by an administered drug overdose.

Upon learning about Michael’s death, Cher said the star was “optimistic” and “beautiful” and “adorable” as a kid.

She said: “God gives you certain gifts … This child was an extraordinary child.”

The star, who was ten years older than Michael, also called him a “great singer” before adding: “He was just a kid.”


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