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    Default The "Munich 1999" Accident!

    Besides all the LN stuff going on, here is a thread on something else.
    You all know that bridge-accident fron 1999.

    I'd like to know all the information about it.
    We know that the bridge was supposed to not completely fall down and also in a much slower tempo.
    After it happened you can see that Michael looks different. You see he had a lot pain and he was way more sweaty.
    So what happened here? What did it mean to MJ's life after that show?
    Anyone have more info about this. I hear a lot of stories that his doctor said he could have broken his backbone etc...
    What is the truth?

    Check here at 18:51

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    Default Re: The "Munich 1999" Accident!

    when any person falling like that it causes spine compression. MJ already said before around 1996 that his back was hurting sometimes. So this event defenetly left a mark on MJ's health

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    Default Re: The "Munich 1999" Accident!

    In a video posted by the Sun recorded in 2005, Michael spoke briefly about it.
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    Default Re: The "Munich 1999" Accident!

    Quote Originally Posted by 1nn5 View Post
    In a video posted by the Sun recorded in 2005, Michael spoke briefly about it.
    woah.. i might have missed that. Do you have a link ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kai View Post
    woah.. i might have missed that. Do you have a link ?
    sorry it's in 2007.
    https://youtu.be/xdRRVwqlsdY Minute 0:15
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    The local performers for Earth Song started filing on stage. Earth Song began... then the bridge appeared, just as it had done in Korea. The children and adults slowly entered and filled the stage. The song builds.... Michael flies up the bridge and gyrates and pounds his feet, twirls as the bridge lifts away from its braces. Smoke, explosions, bombard our eyes and ears...the bridge continues higher and higher, but unlike rehearsals, and the last show.... it didn't pause at its pinnacle... INSTEAD it came careening down gaining speed with Michael tightly grasping the railings... still singing. I started screaming, but I could not even hear my own voice over the pyro, music, and the audience. I started running out from behind the stage in horror as the bridge quickly disappeared below the front of the stage, slamming down on the concrete floor. Security grabbed and stopped me, thinking I was going to ruin the performance.

    Backstage, there was crying and screaming, only the crew and performers knew there was something desperately wrong. From our vantage point we had lost sight of Michael, as the bridge had fallen below the front of the stage. My heart stopped beating, while in the strong arms of a perplexed security guard. Even though the show continued for everyone else, time stood still for me as I could not imagine how Michael could have survived such a fall.

    But slowly, and after what seemed like an eternity, as the music and applause continued, I saw one arm reach for the floor of the stage...then a long lean leg, another arm, another leg...he was up, center stage... finishing the end of Earth Song! My mouth dropped open in relieved amazement .

    Looking dazed, he made his way to our side of the stage. "Michael, sit down...."

    "NO!" He demanded.

    "Security... please get him to the hospital!" I was begging.

    "NO!" He grabbed the microphone and ran out to finish performing "You Are Not Alone".

    I could not believe what I was witnessing. He finished the song, took his final bow, and returned once again to his stage dressing room and then... collapsed. Security whisked him off to a hospital in Munich.

    Band members, dancers, Slash and crewmembers all shocked and amazed at what we had witnessed wrapped up the show with prayers in our hearts.

    Once back in the hotel... I started making the phone calls to find out how he was. I got the reports that nothing was broken, but he was badly bruised, and his back was very badly strained. It had been a miracle. Being the performer he was, he knew how to land.

    The next day we were to leave for Paris for a photo shoot. This had been postponed until he was better. I asked him..."Why did you continue? I cannot believe you were able to do that."

    "You know Turkle, the only thing that I heard in my head, was my father's voice saying to me, MICHEAL, DON'T DISAPPOINT THE AUDIENCE!"


    Later she aded via Twitter: "that left him with a back injury that effected him through the rest of his career."


    Read more: https://www.truemichaeljackson.com/health/back-bruise/
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    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.

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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.
    Have you seen the theatricality of today's mainstream acts? The crane is is nothing.

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    Default Re: The "Munich 1999" Accident!

    Just want to say that it seems weird that MJ would start using propofol - at home I'm guessing is the meaning of the statement - as a reslut of that injury, since it's a sedative..? Demerol and/or morpfine that as I understand it, MJ was hooked on between the Pepsi accident and the drug rehab in -93, seems more likely.

    I just know that Michael referred to it now and again after the accident, not least during the trial when sitting on that wooden bench all days totally killed their back and of course when they slipped on the bathroom floor, got the back totally messed up sort of re-boothing that old injury and had to go to the hospital, but the judge didn't allow it.

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    I definitely think it must have damaged him in a way that was significant. Wasn't it already confirmed MJ was using propofol during the HIStory tour? Or am I getting that wrong?

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    Default Re: The "Munich 1999" Accident!

    I was at this concert, first row, it was scary. Was anyone else here there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kai View Post
    Besides all the LN stuff going on, here is a thread on something else.
    You all know that bridge-accident fron 1999.

    I'd like to know all the information about it.
    We know that the bridge was supposed to not completely fall down and also in a much slower tempo.
    After it happened you can see that Michael looks different. You see he had a lot pain and he was way more sweaty.
    So what happened here? What did it mean to MJ's life after that show?
    Anyone have more info about this. I hear a lot of stories that his doctor said he could have broken his backbone etc...
    What is the truth?
    Good question. But I fear we´ll never get an adequate answer. I was totally shocked by watching that! I remember back then nothing was written about it. Though it was such an absolutely serious, a horrendous occurance - the performer could have die! But afterwards nothing was explained. Why???
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyMeToTheMoon View Post
    Good question. But I fear we´ll never get an adequate answer. I was totally shocked by watching that! I remember back then nothing was written about it. Though it was such an absolutely serious, a horrendous occurance - the performer could have die! But afterwards nothing was explained. Why???
    read what I posted in this thread, Karen Faye explain what happned
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    Default Re: The "Munich 1999" Accident!

    Also remember watching that as a kid.. but i knew that something was wrong because of the overdriven "boom" sound. And after that suddenly Michael looked like a dead person kind of to me. Or like an unreal person. His cheeks turned so red and same time his face was so pale. I always thought he might be in pain..

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    Default Re: The "Munich 1999" Accident!

    Quote Originally Posted by Michaels Lover View Post
    I was at this concert, first row, it was scary. Was anyone else here there?
    I know it sounds weird, but I didn't notice it....
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