Jacko’s fury over being forced to do 50 gigs in London

June 2nd, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI  

Michael Jackson London, June 2 (ANI): Michael Jackson has told his fans he is livid with concert promoters for booking him to do 50 shows in London than 10 as he desired.

The King of Pop made the revelation outside his LA dance studio, telling fans he wanted to perform only a couple of concerts at the O2 arena and spread the remaining shows all over the world.

The Thriller hitmaker alleged he only came to know about the extra 40 bookings later and fears his small appetite may not allow him the stamina to perform on such a massive scale.

“Thank you for your love and support, I want you guys to know I love you very much. I don’t know how I’m going to do 50 shows. I’m not a big eater - I need to put some weight on,” the Sun quoted him as saying.

“I’m really angry with them booking me up to do 50 shows. I only wanted to do 10, and take the tour around the world to other cities, not 50 in one place.

“I went to bed knowing I sold 10 dates, and woke up to the news I was booked to do 50,” he added.

Jackson was due to kick off his much-awaited run at the 20,000-capacity venue on July 8.

But the opening night of his This Is It tour were pushed to July 13, while three other gigs, previously slated for July 10, 12 and 14, are not be staged until March next year.

The singer, who is battling skin cancer, denied the delay was health-related. (ANI)

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