The Jackson 5 will only be 4...

Michael Jackson has denied claims made by his brother Jermaine that the Jackson 5 are to reform.

A statement released by Jacko on Thursday (October 30) read: “My brothers and sisters have my full love and support, and we’ve certainly shared many great experiences, but at this time I have no plans to record or tour with them.”

Jackson, 50, added: “I am now in the studio developing new and exciting projects that I look forward to sharing with my fans in concert soon.”

The statement was a response to comments made by Jermaine Jackson on Wednesday that the group were back in the studio and planning to tour next year.

“It is going to be more like a family affair,” he was quoted as saying by the Australian Associated Press. “Janet’s going to open and, of course, the original Jackson 5 – Michael, Randy and the whole family. We’re in the studio, we’re planning on being out there next year.”

Michael Jackson was a notable absentee as his brothers collected a lifetime achievement award in Los Angeles in September.

The group have not performed together since 2001, in a concert celebrating Michael Jackson’s 30 years in music. They last toured since 1984, by which time Michael had already risen to stardom as a solo artist.

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