Free As A Bird
- Mar 22, 2009
mj_frenzy;4304323 said:I would like to mention at this point another accident (collapse, to be exact) that it was apparently faked on his part in order to get out of a certain commitment.
It does not belong to that period (late ‘90s - 2003), but it shows a pattern of apparently faked accident on his part.
I am talking about his 1995 HBO ‘One Night Only’ performance, where Michael Jackson collapsed during the rehearsals.
Michael Jackson was informed that his 1995 HBO ‘One Night Only’ performance was not going to save his ‘HIStory’ album which at the time was steadily falling off the charts.
Also, Michael Jackson sensed the lukewarm reception that this performance was going to have in USA, so he apparently felt the need for a much stronger way to capture people’s attention by faking a collapse.
He did not even re-schedule that performance for some time later, as he should have.
Eventually, his collapse during the rehearsals made big headlines all over the world, and people were talking about him, and even they were feeling sympathy for him.
There were also associates from his own camp who thought at the time that his collapse was a fake, staged act (in other words, just another one of his old tricks).
"Emergency workers determined that Jackson was suffering from exhaustion, dehydration and dangerously low blood pressure, Hanchar told CNN.
EMS spokeswoman Marie Lamberti said that when Jackson was first treated, his blood pressure measured 70 over 40. A healthy reading would be 120 over 80.
"He appeared very sluggish," said emergency medical technician La-Shunn Knight. (40K AIFF sound or 40K WAV sound) She said Jackson, wearing jeans and a T-shirt, mumbled a few words she couldn't understand.
Another medical technician, Kevin Barwick, said Jackson was "semi-conscious" and was treated with oxygen and intravenous fluids before being taken to Beth Israel Hospital North."
Faking low blood pressure. Now that's some first class acting right there.
Maybe give this a read as well - https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1995-12-09-9512090137-story.html
"associates from his own camp" Yes, associates like LaToya. So... yeah.