Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Michael Jackson: New Footage of Pepsi Commercial Fire

American Idol's Ryan Seacrest tweeted today that Us Weekly posted newly-released footage of Michael Jackson's hair catching fire during the infamous 1984 Pepsi commercial. You can watch the video below.

The footage, posted also at Seacrest's blog, shows that the first five times during rehearsal the pyrotechnic display went off as planned. However, on the sixth take things went haywire. It looks as though Michael didn't even know his hair was on fire at first.

And just as Miko Brando, Marlon Brando's son and Michael's close friend has maintained for years, it seems that he was one of the first if not the first person to run to the mega-star's rescue.

Michael sustained second- and third-degree burns on his face and scalp due to the fire. It's been speculated that these injuries combined with his having Vitiligo, a skin disease that causes humans to lose skin pigment, started Michael's obsession with changing his face

1 comment:

msladydeborah said...

I didn't watch the full video because I just viewed this footage on MSNBC recently.

It seems to me that now that MJ is gone there is a whole lot of struggling going on to try to understand him.

Is that really important? From my viewpoint-no. Even if we had every question answered it is not going to help us to really grasp where his head was at.

Check my site later on. I'm going to post a really thought provoking commentary on MJ. Let me know what you think.