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You have such a good heart, Michael,' Lisa told him. But the public interest in him was such that if he entered a room with any of his famous brothers, he was the one to whom everyone would flock.
Then she asked the question that had foxed the world for years. Knowing all eyes were on him had a deep impact on Jackson.
Aides covered his blazing hair with a blanket and ice, and prepared to hustle him out of the back door to an ambulance.
But for once Jackson insisted on using the front door, in full view of fans and photographers. That night, footage was shown across the world of the stricken star, bandaged and in agony, being rushed to hospital - but managing to raise a sequin-gloved hand in a weak salute. For a while, this strategy of selfpromotion was brilliantly successful as Jackson convinced himself that he could manipulate his image and control how he was portrayed.
There was also the long-term effect on him of his bullying father, Joseph Jackson, a steel worker with huge ambitions for his nine children and strange ideas on parenting.
Michael was five when he wandered into a room - and fell to the floor, bloodied. 'That's for what you did yesterday,' Joseph told his crying son.
Here, he explains how Jackson's hatred of his bullying father made him want to look as different as possible to him, fuelling his addiction to plastic surgery. Call the CIA.' Lisa was discovered in a bar down the street, quietly sipping a martini. Fame distorted his thinking and it left him never really understanding ordinary people.
When he had acne as a teenager, he was too embarrassed to go out in public. He no longer looked at people as he talked to them.
His playful personality changed and he became quieter and more serious.
But the danger of this drive for self-promotion was that it became open season for any invented story.
Reports appeared that he had seen John Lennon's ghost and was speaking chimp language to his pet ape Bubbles.