It's BAD! Forget about ill health, Michael Jackson may be forced to cancel his This Is It Tour at the O2 Arena due to legal reasons! The company behind plans for Michael Jackson's tour alongside Janet Jackson's and the rest of the Jackson clan's tour has demanded that preparations for the King of Pop's residency at the O2 cease immediately.
In November last year, the singer's manager signed a deal that promised the star would appear in a Jackson family tour. Unfortunately, the signed and sealed deal stated that Michael Jackson was to refrain from any other concerts for the following 18 months, and, you guessed it, the O2 concerts violate the deal terms!
The icons defence is saying he never signed the family tour deal himself and that his manager did, without his knowledge, however a manager is authorised to act on behalf of their client and that their signature is legally binding.
Despite the legal drama Michael Jackson is continuing to rehearse for his first potential comeback in years and has enlisted the help of Kenny Ortego in the hope of picking up some new dance moves.
Kenny Ortego was the man behind the dance routines featured in High School Musical and it's follow up films, he was also the mastermind behind the unforgettable routines in Dirty Dancing.
It won't be the first time that the two have worked together as the choreographer worked with Michael Jackson on his History world tour. In a statement Kenny Ortega says 'To be invited to partner with him again is a dream come true. He is a creative mastermind and inspires every one of us to climb to new places and conquer new challenges. He is the most significant artist and entertainer of our generation.'