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AP Exclusive: Michael Jackson is back in the U.S.; next stop, Japan

AP Exclusive: Michael Jackson is back in the U.S.; next stop, Japan

Since Michael Jackson forsook his Neverland Ranch, the King of Pop has popped up in some very unexpected locales.
He's taken up residence in the Gulf state of Bahrain, in France and even in a castle in Ireland. He recently showed up in Augusta, Georgia, to give a eulogy at James Brown's funeral, and materialized in London to accept an award for his contributions to the world of pop music. Lately, he's been spotted in Las Vegas on his famed shopping sprees.
So where is he now?
In a rare conference call, the pop icon emerged with his spokeswoman Friday to confirm to The Associated Press that he is back in the United States after more than a year in self-imposed exile following his acquittal in a high-profile child molestation trial that ended in June 2005.
They also confirmed he is on the comeback trail _ planning a pair of "fan appreciation events" in Japan in March, one of which will charge 400,000 yen (US$3,300 (


Updated : 2021-05-16 17:28 GMT+08:00