Jacko hires personal trainer to shape up for UK tourJune 15th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): Michael Jackson has roped in a personal trainer in a bid to get in shape for his comeback tour in London.
The King of Pop has roped in actor Lou Ferrigno, the TV superhero, as his personal trainer.
Reports have revealed that ex-Mr Universe Lou, 57, has been making secret visits to the singer’s Los Angeles mansion to help him improve his fitness for dance routines at London’s O2 this summer.
However, sources have said that underweight Jacko is took weak to undergo gruelling workouts, and refuses to lift weights.
“Lou has been visiting Michael to build him up so he can perform his dance routines,” British tabloid The Sun quoted a source as saying.
The source added: “But Jacko refuses to lift weights. He doesn’t want to bulk up.”
The ‘Thriller’ star is battling skin cancer, and is terrified that piling on the pounds could ruin his chance of beating the killer disease.
Jacko and Lou became pals after the superstar worked out at the actor’s gym in 2007.
Previously, bodybuilder Lou said of the ‘Beat It’ singer: “Michael is more delicate. Our trainer conditioned him for dancing. He likes me - he feels safe with me, he feels protected. He was nervous about people looking at him when he was training.”
Jackson was diagnosed with cancer last month, and has already undergone painful shave biopsies on his chest, arm and nose to remove potentially lethal growths. (ANI)
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