Jackson wants to end feud with McCartney

January 4th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Paul McCartneyLondon, Jan 4 (IANS) Pop star Michael Jackson wants to end an almost 24-year-long feud with legend Sir Paul McCartney by leaving his share of the Beatles back catalogue to him in his will.According to mirror.co.uk, McCartney was upset with Jackson when he outbid him in 1985 to win the ownership of the 350 million-pound publishing rights for the whole Lennon-McCartney songbook.

But Jackson who is reportedly struggling with a serious genetic lung disease wants to make peace. He has drawn up a new will where McCartney will get control of the Beatles songbook when Jackson dies.

Sources close to Jackson said he always regretted having a falling out with McCartney. A source added: “Michael is worried about his health so he decided it was time to look at his finances. Most of his estate has been divided up between his three children. But Michael told his lawyers that he was sad as he no longer talks to Sir Paul and said he wanted to make things right.”

The source added: “Michael is suffering serious back and leg pain. He spends a lot of time in bed and a wheelchair. He weighs just over seven stone and is very frail. He’s also had a nasty bout of emphysema and there have been reports he has another lung disease.”

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