He will perform Thriller film live on stage
Michael Jackson is set to recreate the promo film for “Thriller” live on stage at an awards ceremony in London week.
The reclusive 48-year-old pop star has hardly been seen since his acquittal on child molestation charges in 2005.
Jackson will perform at the World Music Awards when he accepts a Diamond Award for selling over 100 million records worldwide.
His PR officer confirmed his appearance at the WMA, saying, “Yes, it’s his first performance in a long time; it’s something of a comeback if you like.”
Jackson’s record-breaking “Thriller” album is the biggest-selling album of all time – the Guiness Book of Records lists it as selling 51 million copies worldwide in 23 years.
Jackson’s spectacular comeback performance will be a recreation of the 14-minute “mini movie” featuring a cast of werewolves and dancing zombies.
The original John Landis-directed promo film in 1983 was the most expensive video ever made at the time, the total cost coming to £420,000. It started the trend for lavish pop videos throughout the ‘80s.
Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan will host the World Music Awards show on November 15, and other artists performing on the night include Beyonce, Katie Melua, Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli.