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    You are used to fireworks and big things happening, so to me it seemed like part of the show... then again, I think Michael can do anything...
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    i remember thinking omg hope hes okay

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    Quote Originally Posted by mj_frenzy View Post
    It has also been written that the 1999 Munich accident was the starting point of his use of Propofol.

    One of these sources is Frank Cascio’s book (‘My Friend Michael’).which was also the first book that made that revelation.

    Hopefully, the bridge did not land on the audience’s heads in the front rows.

    Can you imagine what would have happened in that case?

    I always found foolhardy such things on stage (like that bridge thing on that show) for both the performer & the audience.

    Parenthetically, the crane concept during his concerts (for ‘Beat It’, ‘Earth Song’) was just another act of unnecessary foolhardiness.

    Nowadays when a big rock band or a pop act that plays in a large venue uses a MJ-esque hydraulic lift, usually there will be some kind of safety belt that the performer puts around their waist heaven forbid they lose their balance. When MJ did it, it was a little more dangerous because not only were there no safety devices, but he would dangle out of the lift.

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    I feel it definitely caused a relapse in his drug addiction, I think it lasted throughout the early 2000's, he recovered whilst going through the trial and when in Dubai and Ireland but relapsed again during the This Is It rehearsals, such a shame!

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    but relapsed again during the This Is It rehearsals, such a shame!
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    evidence actually showed the opposite during that time. That was murrays defence but the evidence showed ge hardly touched the benzos diagnosed to him didnt use them per the dosage and certainly wasnt abusing them.

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    I´m surprised how hard it is for me to go back to that...

    @1nn5. Yes, Karen Faye described a part of that what we could see. And there were Michaels few words the Sun-interview. Very many years later. But the circumstances around the occurance never were revealed.

    The bridge definitively broke down as it never couldn´t have been regular. That was not a part of the show. We can compare it with the other MJ&Friends-shows. In Seoul: There the pieces of the bridge were put together again slowly and precisely - Michael still stood on it and performed, Slash played the guitar, Michael landed softly... Of course. No danger. But in Munich it was completely different. Shockingly dangerous for Michael! I was in panic as well as Karen Faye, though I only sat in front of the TV. And Michael? Despite his shock and, for sure, intense pain he was so incredibly disciplined to let the show continue!!! Obviously so many people even didn´t see what had happen.

    I always wondered that nothing was written afterwards about maybe a false construction, any technical problems, accident or not or what...
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    I was there, and I didn't realize it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mysterygirl7 View Post
    I was there, and I didn't realize it...
    Ok, so at least you had there an unclouded experience...
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    My sister thought that Michael had died in front of her eyes. Of course, he survived. But my sister saw that something was wrong, and it was later revealed that he was rushed to a hospital after the concert.

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    A lot of people say that the 1984 Pepsi incident was one of the major factors that changed MJ's life forever, however people don't really remember this incident that well. I think that the Munich accident was just as serious as the Pepsi accident. I mean, nothing was broken and he wasn't life threateningly injured, but it still did a number on him.

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    I was there and didn't realise what had happened until it came on the news when I was back in my hotel room!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyMeToTheMoon View Post
    I always wondered that nothing was written afterwards about maybe a false construction, any technical problems, accident or not or what...
    It was reported at that time that the 1999 Munich bridge accident happened because of a serious mechanical failure which in turn created an explosion and then the bridge began to fall down at a high speed until it eventually crashed down.

    Michael Jackson got big and persistent pains on his back from that accident, and these pains continued to affect him in the following period.

    He even later cancelled his two Millennium concerts (Sydney, Hawaii) because of these pains which did not let him dance properly while rehearsing for those two concerts.

    Even during his trial in 2004-2005, these pains on his back were still causing him much physical discomfort while he was sitting on his chair inside the court room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mj_frenzy View Post
    It was reported at that time that the 1999 Munich bridge accident happened because of a serious mechanical failure which in turn created an explosion and then the bridge began to fall down at a high speed until it eventually crashed down.
    Yes, of course, that was definitely ´a serious mechanical failure´. Where did you read that? Where was reported about this accident? I followed the news, but never saw any explanation.
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    What does that mean? “At least I had an unclouded experience?”

    Unclouded?

    Anyway, I am admitting that I didn’t see it, because I want to try and help clear up what happened. Then it’s better to tell the truth, right?!?!

    Even though it’s embarrassing to say, that I didn’t notice.

    It would be cooler to make up a story, right? And say, “oh yeah I knew right away, that it wasn’t part of the show” blablabla

    If I would have been at the very front, then perhaps I would have noticed. But I was not at the front. As I remember there was a bracelet system, if I remember correctly. IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY!!! I only had the second best bracelet, or something. (Can anyone else remember this?) The only positive thing to say about that is, that it was one of the few concerts, where I didn’t feel like a train had hit me afterwards.

    I know there was articles written in the German newspapers about it. I wasn’t told untill the next day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyMeToTheMoon View Post
    Yes, of course, that was definitely ´a serious mechanical failure´. Where did you read that? Where was reported about this accident? I followed the news, but never saw any explanation.
    German media reported at the time that the accident happened simply due to a technical/mechanical failure (for example, “Es war schlichtweg ein technischer Fehler” was one of their report references about that accident back then).

    Greek media at the time also spoke about a serious mechanical failure as the cause of that accident.

    Also, certain Michael Jackson fanzines that were published in the following one or two months after his 1999 Munich performance, in their review section of that performance they also wrote about a technical or mechanical failure (that caused the bridge to fall down violently).

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