To His Admirers and Supporters (and, in certain cases, the media):
Below are some of Michael Jackson’s inspirational social-awareness notes, as well as live an broadcast messages sent to his admirers, supporters and the media throughout the years, in tune with his concerns and interests and also to dispel rumors and allegations made against him throughout his life:
In late 1972, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 personally talk on the radio to their “Valentine” magazine readers in the U.K. and admirers. They introduce themselves and thank their British fans, while their music plays in the background: “Hi, 'Valentine' readers, this is Michael Jackson speaking to you from our hometown in Encino, California. We’ve made lots of records, but this is the first time we’ve ever talked to you personally on one. And it’s great to be able to talk, ‘specially to all the readers in my weekly Valentine column. On behalf of all of us, I’d like to thank you for caring so much about us, especially during our last trip. And we can’t wait to get back to the United Kingdom to see you all again. I’ve got all five of us sitting right here with me and each of my brothers would like to say a few words. […] Well, that’s all of us. It’s been great talking to our Valentine readers. And we’ll try to get back to Britain. Just as soon as we can. Until then, be happy, and we’ll leave you now by doing what we do best. [“Never Can Say Goodbye” plays]”.
On February 19, 1976, 17-year old Michael Jackson expresses in writing his early fascination with the world-renowned Filipino hospitality, which he has experienced with his brothers that year: "I've been to a lot of countries all over the world. But I've never in my life seen people so nice as the people in Manila. I actually don't believe how kind everyone is. I thank you for your kindness and making our records hits. You are a champ. Love, Michael Jackson.”.
A Patrick Kelly Productions press release draft, dated July 4, 1985, and addressed to “Michael Jackson’s Fans Around The World”, reads the following accomplishments over the course of 1984 and then current 1985: “Over 3 millions people saw Michael Jackson and his brothers on the Victory Tour. But Michael’s appeal spreads completely around the world, to every country, to all ages, colors and creeds. South American countries, Japan, all of Europe and the Middle East have driven Michael’s album sales over 150 million and given him every conceivable award for his music. But in all the world, were are the most fanatic Michael Jackson fans? It might just be in quiet, traditional England. This was the scene that greeted Michael when he arrived in London. Inside Madam Taussauds (sic) Museum, Michael talked about his figure and the press talked to them both. Outside, a sea of fans waited for one last glimpse. Michael’s presence, outside on his way to the car, had an incredible effect on the crowd. Even Michael’s hotel was steaked out by his fans. They were a dedicated and persistent group. They were acknowledged by an occasional smile and wave. As evening arrived, so did more fans. And daybreak found the group still holding on. It doesn’t seem to matter who they are or where they come from, Michael Jackson’s fans all seem to speak with the same voice.”, the press release reveals.
In 1987, an emotional handwritten message penned by the singer is publicized. He writes it in September, that year in his hotel room in Tokyo, Japan during his second leg of the Bad Tour. In it, Jackson pleads for tolerance and fair treatment on behalf of the misunderstood and vilified ones, in the absence of personally meeting them, including himself, simultaneously viewing the judgements (made against him) as an act of "survival". He continues on to express his affection and concerns for the world's children. The full letter reads: "Like the old Indian proverb says, do not judge a man until you've walked 2 moons in his moccosins (sic) . Most people don't know me, that is why they write such things in wich (sic) MOST is not true. I cry very very often because it hurts and I worry about the children, all my children all over the world, I live for them.", he writes. "If a man could say nothing against a character, but what he can prove, history could not be written. Animals strike, not from malice, but because they want to live, it is the same with those who criticize, they desire our blood, not our pain. But still I must achieve. I must seek truth in all things. I must endure for the power I was sent forth, for the world, for the children. But have mercy, for I've been bleeding a long time now", the singer adds. The letter was the result of him becoming very disturbed after his mother had kept him informed about what his PR-ists at the time kept from him and fail to refute: “upsetting” press stories of the singer. In her 1990 autobiography, "My Family, The Jacksons", Katherine Jackson recounts: “[…] Michael sounded surprised. “Mother, that’s not true,” he said. “I’m getting good press.” He said that he would send along copies of the articles that his public relations people had supplied. […] “Mother,” he said to me after one phone call too many, “it’s gotten to the point that when they tell me you’re on the phone, I don’t want to take the call, because I’m afraid that you’re going to have something else that’s negative to tell me. And it’s hard for me to work when I hear these things, because they bother me.” Unfortunately, the stories disturbed Michael to the degree that he wound up penning an open letter to the press from his Tokyo hotel room”. Katherine Jackson goes on to say that “Back in his hotel room, he personally passed judgment on every backstage pass and photo. He also quietly saw to it that free concert tickets were dispensed to handicapped youngsters.”
To The World of Michael Jackson – An International Club, the entertainer addresses the following words (at an uncertain date – most likely during the BAD Tour). His message reads the following: “Dear Friends: All across the United States, Europe and the Orient these past several months, I have had the true thrill of seeing so many of your smiling faces in the audiences at my concerts. As you know, I had not been on tour in a while, so it is really wonderful to again be so overwhelmed by your support and your friendship. I feel tremendous waves of love coming up out of the audience as soon as I go on stage. And I keep on feeling it after the band’s last notes have long since faded. Thank you for being such great and loyal fans. It means more to me than you will ever know. Wishing you peace and great happiness in the coming year. I love you all! Michael”
At the end of his Bad Tour, in 1989, Michael Jackson sends a brief message to his fans in the U.K. from Paris, France: “Thank you very much to all the fans in the United Kingdom. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. The (Bad) tour was a wonderful experience. I love you all. Thank you.”
On February 19, 1992, on occasion of a private visit to London, Britain, Michael Jackson throws down from the Dorchester Hotel window a sheet of paper with the following words for his fans: “I truly truly love you all very, very much. I can’t wait to see you all in Summer, I love England, you will always be in my heart forever, and ever. I’m going to sleep now, ‘cause I have an early flight back to America. I adore you all. I love you. Michael Jackson. In a separate sheet, he also writes: “Lets (sic) “heal the world” together, the children, the animals and the ecology. Love Love Love, M.J. I want to hear you’ve got my letter (illegible).” On the same occasion, Michael Jackson and a young cousin also throws down a sheet of paper to ecstatic fans from the top of the building, that reads: ‘I love you soo much. Michael Jackson.” A playful Jackson also a throws down a T-shirt to them, as well as a bed sheet with the words: “I love you with all my heart. Let’s heal the world. I love you. Michael Jackson.”
In 1992, Michael Jackson leaves a radio message for his Japanese fans during his Dangerous World Tour, asking them to help him improve the world by identifying its issues and finding solutions for these issues. “I’m Michael Jackson, Chairman of Heal The World Foundation. This is a special message to all of you listening to the Pon Broadcasting System and Musicthon.”, Jackson says. “I will be performing at the Tokyo Dome between December 12th to the 31st. I want to hear what you perceive to be the biggest problems in our world and the best solutions on how to solve them. Please, join me in healing the world and making it a better place to live in. I’m looking forward to meeting the winners at my concert at the Tokyo Dome. I love you all very much. Sayonara.” (posted by BadTourBirchey on YouTube)
Michael Jackson's words after a concert from Wembley Stadium in London, U.K. was cancelled on August 1, 1992 on health grounds were: "It is the worst thing for me to let the fans down. Thank you for all your patience and grace yesterday."
On occasion of his Dangerous Tour concert in Barcelona, Spain, September 18, 1992, he sends this message in a telephone interview: “Hello. Thank you. This is Michael Jackson and I’m in Barcelona, and I’m here to do a concert, and I look forward to seeing all the lovely, beautiful people in the audience. From there, we’re going to Oviedo and Madrid to also give concerts. I'm very, very happy to be here.”
In December, 1992, Michael Jackson sends a videotaped Christmas message to his fans in United Kingdom. It says: “It is a real privilege for me to be able to have this opportunity, to send all my fans a message on what is a very important day. Today of all days, we focus on loving one another and giving. Let’s do this, not just one day of the year, but for 365 days. The Heal The World Foundation is now set up. Donations are invaluable. But just as important, let’s love one and other, let’s forget hatred and turn to those that are suffering. Not just today, but everyday. Join me in healing the world and make it a better place. Thank you.”
On winning the Best Male Solo Singer award on occasion of U.K.’s Smash Hits Poll Party in 1992, he sends the following taped message to his admirers: “Hi. I’m particularly bringing a special hello to all the readers of ‘Smash Hits’ and all my fans in the UK; you have helped me win this award this year. For your loyalty, understanding and support, especially in this summer, will always mean to me more than I can really say. Sincerely, my thanks to you all, now you have helped me win this award. Now I’m going to ask you to do something again. The Heal The World Foundation is my most important mission. It is my heart and soul. I have made substantial gifts to the foundation, and all benefits from the song will also go the foundation. If you can make a donation, please, do so. [...]"
On occasion of MTV Japan’s "Heal The World Month" in 1992, Jackson sends out the following brief mentionings: “Heal The World Month at MTV Japan. Thanks for helping me help our children. I love you all.”
On August 26, 1993, Michael Jackson issues a statement to his fans in Bankok, Thailand, explaining the postponing of a concert there that day – due to the shock and distress felt after the false allegation that arose just two days before. He declares: “I am sorry for not performing yesterday as I am very sick and still under medical treatment. I have been instructed by my doctor not to perform before Friday August 27th 1993. I promise all my fans to perform at the National Studium in Bangkok on August 27th. I will see you all on Friday. I love you all. Goodbye.”
On August 31, 1993, he sends another message to his fans in Singapore regarding the postponing of a concert there: "I look forward to seeing you at the stadium tomorrow. Thank you for your continued support and understanding. I love you all. Thank you."
While on tour in Taipei, Taiwan, in September, 1993, the singer acknowledges his fans for rewarding his work by purchasing his albums, thus receiving a good number of awards: “I've been honoured with quite a few awards this year. I just wanted to let you know that when I accept these awards, they are on behalf of all of us and I really wanna thank each and every one of you for all the hard work you've given daily to make ‘Dangerous’ such a success. Thank you all very very much. Bye.”
In 1994, Michael Jackson receives the "Golden Otto Award" from the popular German Magazine "BRAVO”, and has the following to say to the fans and readers of Bravo: “Hello, Dortmund! I'm sorry I can't be with you tonight. But I'd like to thank all of you for the Golden OTTO Award. And I hope to see you all soon. I appreciate everything you have done, and your neverending love and support. Thank you so much. I love you. Bye.”
In December, 1994, for ‘MJ Day Tribute’, an MTV special produced by Adrian Grant, he leaves the following videotaped message to his steadfast, loyal admirers throughout the world: “Hi. My name is Adrian Grant [smiles]. I would like to welcome you the 5th Annual MJ Day. We have lots of fun things planned and I hope you all have a wonderful wonderful time. [pauses and smiles] On a more serious note, I would like to thank all of the fans for their unwavering support over the past year. Please note, it was acknowledged and greatly appreciated. We are still in the studio, working on ‘HIStory’, and hopefully it will be available to you in early 1995. I love you all very very much. And I shall never ever forget you. I promise.”, states the entertainer.
In Paris, France, in August, 1995, he spends time with Mickey and Minnie Mouse in Disnayland, and from his hotel window displays two hand-written messages to the fans gathred outside for him: “I love you” and “Heal The World.” He also throws down a pillow sheet with the following words on it: “I love Paris. I’m going to sleep. Good night. Love, Michael Jackson”. Jackson will come back to Disneland Paris in December that year with friends.
In 1995, Michael Jackson sends a series of messages for some of his fans in Europe on the release of his album, “HIStory […]”, in which he thanks them for their enduring loyalty over the years: “Hi! This is Michael Jackson. I wanna thank all of my fans in France for their continuing love and support over all the years. I hope to come and visit you very soon and perform for all of you. I look forward to seeing you. Until then, goodbye and take care. I love you. Bye.”; “Hi! This is Michael Jackson. I wanna thank all of my fans in Germany for their continuing love and support over all the years. I hope to come and visit you all very very soon and perform for you. I look forward to seeing you very soon. Until then, goodbye. I love you all. Goodbye.”; “Hi! This is Michael Jackson. I wanna thank all of my fans in Holland for their continuing love and support over all the years. I hope to come and visit you very soon and perform for all of you. I look forward to seeing you. Until then, I'd like to say goodbye. I love you. Take care. Bye.”
On promoting the “HIStory” album in 1995, the singer leaves a message via the Internet, which he dedicates to everyone: “Hello. This is Michael Jackson. Time tells the story of HIStory. Inside each breath, inside each song is a story, our story. This is for you and thank you so much for being here. More to come, keep checking in.”
Jackson accepts via a taped message the U.K. Smash Hits Award for ‘Best Male Solo Singer’ in 1995: “Thank you to everyone at Smash Hits. I am sorry I can’t be with you in person, but your support and this award mean such a great to me. I’m so very happy. I love you all and I hope to see you soon. Goodbye.”
On December 25, 1995, he leaves a videotaped Christmas message for the British music TV program “Top of the Pops” viewers, presenters and fans from his Neverland Ranch: “Hello, Top Of The Pops. Hello, and thank you for all your love, your support and your loyalty. I love you all so much, it has been a source of strength and inspiration. I wish you a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. I look forward to seeing you soon, and I love you all dearly. Thank you very much.”
On a longer stop from HIStory tour in Japan, in December, 1996, Jackson appears at Tower Records on December 12, where he is welcomed by fans with flowers. He takes part in a Hand In Cement Ceremony and also makes a brief speech there: “Hello, thank you very much for having me. I just want you to know I love you all very much and I'm glad to be back in Japan. Thank you.” After which he sinks his hand in cement while fans chant “You Are Not Alone”, wipes his hand with a towel and proceeds: “You, guys, sound beautiful singing. Harmony. [smiles] I just want to say thank again for having me here and I'm very happy to be back in Japan and I love you more. I love you more. Thank you.”
In 1996, while in Paris, France, the artist leaves a videotaped message to the creators and readers of French magazine, 'Black Or White', dedicated to him: “Bonjour, ‘Black Or White’, it’s great to be in Paris and I love you all…Thank you so much for everything you’ve done, and I'm giving this message to "Black and White" magazine readers: Your loyalty means a lot to me. I'll never forget how wonderful you have been through the years. It feels great to know I'm not a stranger in Paris. [laughs] And I thank you for everything you've done. Now, you have a special evening tonight., and I want you to have a wonderful time, celebrate and enjoy yourself. I love you and I’ll see you again… and, hopefully, soon. I love you very, very much. Thank you.”
On September 20, 1996, while in Warsaw, Poland for his HIStory Tour concert there, he addresses the people of Poland: “Hello, this is Michael Jackson. I just wanted to say I’m happy to be here in Poland and I look forward to the concert. I love you all very very much.”
In October, 1996, he releases a videotaped message to his Korean fans to announce two HIStory concert in Seoul, Korea on October 11 and October 14: “Hello, Korea. We’re finally coming to visit you to perform. I look forward to seeing you all. I wanna thank all the fans for your loyalty and your support. I look forward to seeing you soon. Thank you.” On the same occasion, he makes known that he will also perform a concert in Tunis, Tunisia: “Hello to the people of Tunisia. I’m coming to see you, inshalah, the 7th of October. I cannot wait. I love you all so much. Goodbye.”
On November 1, 1996, before leaving Bombay, India, where he stays during his HIStory Tour there, Jackson leaves the following handwritten note on a pillow from his hotel room: "India, all my life I have longed to see your face. I met you and your people and fell in love with you. Now my heart is filled with sorrow and despair, for I have to leave you, but I promise I shall return to love you and caress you again. Your kindness has overwhelmed me, your spiritual awareness has overtaken and moved me, and your children have truly touched my heart. They are the face of God. I truly LOVE and ADORE you, INDIA. FOREVER. Continue to love, clean, and educate the children. The future shines in them. You are my special love, India. Forever. May God always bless you. Michael Jackson".
On occasion of MTV’s MJ Day 7, in November, 1996, Michael Jackson addresses a few words to the event’s organizer, Adrian Grant, and the fans gathered for the event: “Hello, Adrian Grant and MJ Day 7. I just wanted to say, right now I'm in Australia on the HIStory Tour and I really wish I could be there, because I've seen some of the tapes and it's just a phenomenal event. I'm so honoured and I love you all and I can't wait to see you after Christmas very soon, and say hello to everybody there and I would love to have some special messages from most of you. So let’s do some video messages. Thank you very much. I love you. Bye.”
Jackson is personally offered the 1996 Golden Otto award for “the greatest artist and entertainer in the world”: “Thank you!...”, says he. “Thank you very much. Thank you to all of the fans the readers of BRAVO for supporting me over the years, and I just want you to know I’m very honored about this presentation. And I love you very much. Thank you.”
In 1998, in Munich, Germany, he writes on three pillow sheets: “I love you, Germany”, “Burn all tabloids”, “I love you” from inside the Bayerischer Hof Hotel, which he shows to his fans outside, and displays a cropped fan-made banner which reads: “Stop filthy press”.
On March 7, 2001, he attends “MJ Day 10” fan event and charity auction in London, England and has this to say in front of an elated, screaming audience: "Thank you very much… for that wonderful reception. Thank you all for coming here. I'm overjoyed, I’m humbled by the incredible entertainment tonight. It was just beautiful, I love you from the bottom of my heart. I'm – I’m still working on a new album. Two more months (until it's done)!... Adrian Grant, you're incredible, the entertainment... and I love you all from the bottom of my heart. Thank you.” [bows to screaming audience]
On April 25, 2002, Michael Jackson sends his love and gratitude to his worldwide fans, including to some fanclubs and fan magazines: “Hi, this is Michael Jackson. I just want all my fans around the world to know that I love you from the bottom of my heart. I love you so much. Everything I do is because of you and I wanna thank you for supporting me and my career and everything I have done. I wanna thank Planet Jackson, Black And White magazine, MJ News International and Angel. I love you all with all my heart. Thank you for everything you are doing. I love you so much, forever. Thank you. Goodbye.”
In 2003, the entertainer sends a written message to one of the fan forums he most respected and enjoyed, MJJ Forum (now MJJCommunity) on their then 2nd Anniversary: "Congratulations, MJJ Forum Fan Community on your 2nd Anniversary. Your hard work and dedication is appreciated more than you know. I feel grateful and blessed to have such wonderful and loving fans. I wish you God's speed towards all your dreams. With all my love, Michael Jackson”
Towards the end of 2003, a Michael Jackson official site, MJJ.source.com, was launched, and the singer leaves a videotaped message to mark its release, in which he states: “To My Fans, Friends and Media: Welcome to MJJsource.com, the official source for news and information regarding me and my projects. […] I am very excited about using MJJsource.com as a way to communicate with both my fans around the world, and the media. The theme of this web site is called, "A New Beginning." I have become disturbed and troubled as a result of people speaking on my behalf whom I do not know. For months, I have listened to reports that are inaccurate because they have been based on hearsay, and not fact. I have also listened, with amazement, to people who have misrepresented their relationships with me. I will use this site as one of the mediums for speaking out on my own behalf. In the coming weeks, you will find exclusive news, interviews and never before seen photos, right here on MJJsource.com. To my wonderful fans, thank you so much for your letters, thoughts, love and prayers. I love you more than you'll ever know. Thanks to all of you for your continued support! – Sincerely, Michael Jackson”.
On November 24, 2003, in light of then recent allegations of misconduct made against Michael Jackson, he issues a statement for his fans, friends and family on his official website, in which he proclaims his innocence. The statement reads: “[…] As you know, the charges recently directed at me are terribly serious. They are, however, predicated on a big lie. This will be shown in court, and we will be able to put this horrible time behind us. Because the charges are so serious, I hope you all will understand, on the advice of my attorneys, I will be limited in what I can say about the situation. There will be times when I cannot comment at all. No doubt, this will be frustrating for all of us. For that reason, I have set up this website (MJJSource.com) to serve as a source of official communications on my case. Any statement that does not appear on this website must be considered unauthorized. You are right to be skeptical of some of the individuals who are being identified in the mass media as my friends, spokespeople, and attorneys. With few exceptions, most of them are simply filling a desperate void in our culture that equates visibility with insight. We will not engage in speculation. We will not provide running commentary on every new development or allegation du jour. We intend to try our case in the courtroom, not in the public or the media. I thank you all for your support and understanding. God bless you, Michael Jackson”
On April 30, 2004, Michael Jackson makes an open-air thank-you speech in Santa Maria, California, for his loyal admirers and supporters and the Santa Maria community. He declares: “I would like to thank the fans around the world – I would like to thank the fans around the world for your love and your support, from every corner of the earth, my family, who has been very supportive, my brother, Randy, who’s been incredible. I want to thank the community of Santa Maria, I want you to know that I – I love the community of Santa Maria very much, it’s my community, I love the people, I will always love the people; my children were born in this community, my home is in this community, I will always love this community from the bottom of my heart. That’s why I moved here. Thank you very much.”
The following is a message by Michael Jackson issued at his court arraignment from April 30, 2004 in Santa Maria, California: “I wish to thank my family, my friends and my fans, who continue to support me during this difficult time. Thank you so much for your calls, your letters and your prayers. I have the best fans in the world, and I cannot express how much your support means to me. Thank you all for your love, faith and confidence. I want to thank the community of Santa Maria for your kindness and support. This community means a lot to me. It is the place of my home. My children were born here and many of my employees were born and raised here, and continue to live here. As I have repeatedly said, I am completely innocent of these false charges, and I am ready to fight for my innocence. I have complete confidence in my defense team, and believe that at the end of these legal proceedings, I will be fully exonerated by a jury of my peers. I plan on spending the rest of the day here with my family, and ask that you respect our privacy.”
Following his arraignment, a personal typed message from the singer to his fans is published. It reads: "I love you all. I thank you for your love and support from around the world. I love my fans... you are my friends, very loyal to me. And thank you for everything you've done. I'm working on something very special at the moment. God bless you. I love you. Bye bye."
In 2004, following his arraignment in Santa Maria, Caliornia, Team MJ and Michael Jackson share the following message for the fans through MJJSource:
By now, nearly everyone has returned home after a wonderful showing of support for Michael in Santa Maria, California, at his arraignment. Michael wishes to deeply thank those who traveled from both within and outside of the United States. You presence definitely made a positive impact on his day and, as you could see, he was overwhelmed by your love and support. To those of you who could not travel but here with Michael in spirit, he also extends a heartfelt expression of gratitude. […] Thank you once again. Michael sends his love.
In 2004, the singer posts a poignant statement via former website, MJJSource, to fans and the media in light of then most recent though unauthorized biographical film, “Man In The Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story” - starring Flex Alexander - a charicatural portrayal of the entertainer and his life: “My family and I have dedicated our lives to spreading unity and peace to the world through our music.”, Jackson declares. “The most recent unauthorized version of my life story, ‘Man In The Mirror’, in no way shape or form represents who we are as a family. Is is unfortunate that for years, we have been targets of completely inaccurate and false portrayals. We have watched, as we have been vilified and humiliated.” He continues: “I personally, have suffered through many hurtful lies and references to me as 'Wacko Jacko', as well as the latest untruth about me fathering quadruplets. This is intolerable and must stop. The public depiction of us is not who we are, or what we are: we are a loving family. My success on stage can be attributed to the love and support of my family off stage. My brothers and I are brothers first, we started out together and will always be together. All I can hope for is that one day, my family will be shown the same kindness and respect that we have, throughout our lives, shown to others."
The following statement by Michael Jackson is released via his official website, MJJ Source, on June 17, 2004, regarding press leaks from unknown sources; moreover, he continues to proclaim his innocence of all the charges filed against him: “I respect the obligation of confidentiality imposed on all of the parties to the 1993 proceedings. Yet, someone has chosen to violate the confidentiality of those proceedings.”, the singer complains. “Whoever is now leaking this material is showing as much disrespect for the Santa Maria Court’s ‘gag order’ as they are a determination to attack me. No action or investigation has been taken to determine who is leaking this information or why they are permitted to violate the law in such a manner. I respectfully request that people see these efforts for what they are. These kinds of attacks and leaks seek to try the case in the press, rather than to a jury who will hear all of the evidence that will show that I did not, and would not, ever, harm a child”, he continues. “I have always maintained my innocence and vehemently denied that these events ever took place. I reluctantly chose to settle the false claims only to end the terrible publicity and to continue with my life and career. I ask all of my neighbors in Santa Maria, the people to whom I give my loyal trust and admiration, to keep an open mind and give me a chance to show that I am completely innocent of these charges. I will not let you down”, Jackson stated.
On October 29, 2004, Jackson releases a new online thank-you message to his admirers for their birthday wishes and presents for him on his birthday two months before. He writes: “Dear fans, thank you so very much for the wonderful DVD’s, and for thinking of me on my birthday. As you know, your love and support mean the world to me, and I love you all so very much. Thank you for thinking of me, and for the joy that you always bring to me, and my family. I Love You All. Michael Jackson”
On November 4, 2004, Jackson issues a message gratitude to his fans on his official website, for their support throughout the attempts of defamation made against him by means of the child abuse charges from December, 2003. The message states: “To my loyal fans and supporters, I would like to sincerely thank all those who have spoken out and taken action against the most recent attempt to defame me as a person and an entertainer. My team has told me of the thousands of calls that have been made and the thousands of emails that have been sent by you, on my behalf. I am so grateful and inspired by you all. To my fans in the UK, I want to you to know how touched I was to hear about the demonstration in London that took place on October 31st and the thousands of people that attended. I am so overwhelmed by these beautiful expressions of love from my fans. Thank you. Recently, I have been informed that there is an event being planned for me, by the fans, to take place in New York very soon. I wanted take this opportunity to thank these fans from the bottom of my heart for your love and support. As always, I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH AND THANK YOU FOR NOT BEING AFRAID TO SPEAK OUT. God Bless, Michael Jackson”.
On November 11, 2004, Michael Jackson phones Geraldo Rivera during a fan rally held in Time Square, New York City, in support of his innocence, and makes a statement for the fans, as well as for Rivera, as follows: “Well, Geraldo, it’s because of my fans that I’m calling you today. I mean, I feel they’re the best fans in the world, and I decided, rather than having anyone else speak for me that I would do it myself. You know?.. And I wanna thank my fans for their strong support over the years… They could’ve been anywhere today, you know, and they chose to be in New York on Time Square. And I wanna thank them from the bottom of my heart. They’ve written thousands and thousands of letters and have made hundreds of calls regarding the [offensive] Eminem video, (for ‘Just Lose It’). And I love them so so much. In London, over four thousand people showed up on my behalf and I wanna thank Reverend Jesse Jackson, Reverend Al Sharpton, Minister Farrakhan, The Source, Steve Harvey, Bob Johnson and BET, Cathy Hughes and Radio One and all the many others who have supported me, you know? And Geraldo, I wanna also thank you for your friendship and.. everything, all the wonderful things you’ve been doing, thank you so so much […] I’m always working on wonderful music and I’ve been working on several albums right now, I’ve been working on music today, I’m working on something as we speak, Geraldo, and I’m in the process of making plans to do some other wonderful things that I’ll be announcing to the fans very very soon. And I look forward to that, Geraldo, you know?.. […] I love my fans, I love – I love you and thank you so much for being there on my behalf and thank you, Geraldo again, thank you so so much.”
In November, 2004, on behalf of himself and his children, the entertainer sends a message of love and gratitude to his Italian fans supporting him with respect to the child abuse allegations in a public event, as well as to his European fans in general. “Hi everyone, this is Michael Jackson. I'm sorry I can't be with you at the celebration tonight. I would love to be with you in Italy. I hope everyone is having fun and having a good time. I wanna say hello and send my love to everyone that is there. Your support means everything to me. I love my European fans. You are the greatest. You are my second family. I love you so much. I am so blessed to have fans like you all over the world that are so loyal to me and continue to see beyond all the negative press and the lies of people that claim to be my friends but are really out to hurt me. I cannot defend myself against every lie that is told but I am so grateful that I have such amazing supporters that you will stand up for the truth no matter what. I hope that you all have a wonderful time tonight. Have fun, enjoy the box set (The Ultimate Collection released that year). I am with you there in spirit and I hope to see you all soon, very soon. I love you so so much and thank you from the bottom of my heart. From Prince, Paris, Blanket and myself, we love you. Thank you! I love you Italy. Bye bye.”
On January 4, 2005, on behalf of his family and himself, Michael Jackson releases a statement concerning the 9.1 Mw undersea megathrust earthquake and tsunami disaster which occurred on December 26, 2004, affecting Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and Maldives and killing over 230,000 people from fourteen countries. “My family and I would like to send our prayers and heartfelt sympathy to the families, friends and loved ones of those who recently perished from the horrific earthquake and tsunami, which swept through Indonesia, Asia, India, Somalia and other countries”, Jackson declares. “Our love is also being sent to those who have miraculously survived this tragedy and to those who are so courageously on-site, helping to spearhead the relief efforts. We pray for your strength, your safety and the success of your life-saving missions of love. Words cannot adequately express the shock, horror and grief we've felt, while watching news reports which have captured the massive devastation and despair. It has been especially painful for me, as I have visited these areas many times and I remember the love, kindness and warmth of the people I met there”, he also declares. I would like to encourage all of my friends, and fans, to contribute to agencies and organizations assisting in these efforts. In times like these, we need each other... we must bond together in spirit and in service. God Bless. Sincerely, Michael Jackson”.
On January 30, 2005, two months before his trial, Michael Jackson releases a video-taped statement via his official site to the media, his fans and his community from Santa Barbara, in order to once again refute the allegations made against him, stressing on the ordeal they caused to his family, children and himself: He states: “In the last few weeks, a large amount of ugly, malicious information has been released into the media about me. Apparently, this information was leaked through transcripts in a grand jury proceeding where neither my lawyers, nor I, ever appeared. The information is disgusting and false. Years ago, I allowed a family to visit and spend some time at Neverland. Neverland is my home. I allowed this family into my home because they told me their son was ill with cancer and needed my help. Through the years, I have helped thousands of children who were ill or in distress. These events have caused a nightmare for my family, my children and me. I never intend to place myself in so vulnerable a position again. I love my community and I have great faith in our justice system. Please keep an open mind and let me have my day in court. I deserve a fair trial like every other American citizen. I will be acquitted and vindicated when the truth is told.”
On April 25, 2005, Michael Jackson releases a message for fans in Italy, participating at a rally in his support, during his 2005 trial, on his now defunct website, www.MJJsource.com. It reads: “To all my fans in Italy, […] I wish I could be there with you in beautiful Italy! I am certainly there with you in spirit. I have said it before, and I will say it again… I truly have the most amazing fans in the world. Thank you for your love, your prayers, your gifts and for all of your beautiful acts of kindness. I thank you for your support and for believing in me always… Remember, God, and the truth, are on our side and WE WILL BE VICTORIOUS. Myself, Prince, Paris and Blanket send you our love… Have fun and Keep Dancing. God bless you all! I LOVE YOU!!! […] - Michael Jackson"
On June 19, 2005, six days after Michael Jackson gets acquitted by jurors in the Santa Maria courthouse on all charges of inappropriate conduct toward a minor during his 2005 trial, his MJJ Source team at the time issue the following message of appreciation on behalf of the embattled, profoundly thankful superstar. The message reads:
“To All of Michael’s Friends, Fans & Supporters: THANK YOU.
On behalf of Michael Jackson, MJJSource would like to express his deepest appreciation to everyone who extended their love, prayers and support to him, his family and his entire team during this very difficult year and a half.
As we close this chapter in all of our lives and embrace a new beginning, Michael wants every fan, friend and supporter know how truly loved and valued you are. He felt the power of your prayers, your personal sacrifices and the passion of your hearts in your many acts of love, letters, gifts and emails. There are no words to express how important each of you are to him. He is so deeply thankful to God, his family, his attorneys, his friends and his fans… the incredible power of all your love and dedication was invaluable to him and sustained him as he fought for his life everyday. (sic)
Throughout this experience, you were never far from his thoughts. He knew about your support demonstrations and vigils all over the world. He saw your faces, your banners and your signs at the beginning and end of each court day. Your constant presence and your cheers were an invaluable source of encouragement for him. He noticed every expression of love placed at his gates; the hearts, the angels, the stars, the banners… He drew strength from your strength… and he expressed his heartfelt gratitude and love for all of you, to those around him, time and time again.
It is of the highest importance to Michael, that his fans be acknowledged and that they truly know how special they are to him. He is so blessed by your loyalty and ability to see the truth through all of the deception.
He sincerely thanks you all, with a humble and grateful heart, for standing with him, believing in him and fighting for him. His love and gratitude for you knows no bounds and he shares this victory with you. If he could have, throughout this experience, he would have told each one of you personally, “I love you more.” (reposted by Ankita at MJJCommunity).
On June 26, 2005, thirteen days after his trial acquital in California, Michael Jackson releases a message to fans on his now defunct website, www.mjjjsource.com. The message reads: "Without God, my children, my family and you, my fans, I could not have made it through. Your love, support and loyalty made it all possible. You were there when I really needed you. I will never forget you. Your ever-present love held me, dried my tears, and carried me through. I will treasure your devotion and support forever. You are my inspiration. - Love, Michael Jackson".
On November 8, 2005, Gloria Haydock (President of now defunct fanclub, MJNI) receives a rare phonecall from Michael Jackson, and this is what she posts regarding the experience on her site:
“[…] I received a phonecall that day, seemingly out of the blue, from Michael. […] From a selection of messages I’ve seen on the MJNI.COM message board, some fans don’t understand why Michael would ring me. […]. As the trial approached, we wanted to launch a campaign that would enable fans from around the world to show their support for Michael. So, on 13th November 2004, the MJNI team launched the MJNI.COM Support Michael pages. […] Our goal was to achieve at least 10,000 pledges by the end of the trial, a target which - together with the support of dozens of fan clubs from many countries around the globe - we easily achieved. […] Back in 2002, when Michael needed a platform to speak to the fans, he accepted our invitation to visit the UK and we organised our Killer Thriller party and a march through London, resulting in a 2,000-strong show of fan support! Who can forget Michael’s fifteen minute speech at Killer Thriller? It was monumental! […] During his recent visit to London, Michael received a letter from me explaining our campaign during the trial, and it was on reading this that he called to express his thanks and gratitude to us, the fans, in his words, for our “support, love and loyalty.” […]] [One day,] the phone rang...
“Hold on for Mr. Jackson...” the voice on the telephone announced. Before I could collect my thoughts, there was a male voice on the line, and I heard myself saying, “Michael?”
“Nice to hear from you...” Michael replied in a warm and friendly manner, which immediately made me feel comfortable and relaxed. Michael was very gracious and complimentary about my letter and began expressing his appreciation and gratitude for the endeavours of all his supporters. He emphasised the point by saying to me, “Please understand my appreciation for everybody’s love and all the loving support... because I really appreciate it... appreciate everything... really, I do.” As Michael was speaking, I was immediately struck by his heartfelt sincerity. […] Fortunately, Michael was very fluent and did all the initial talking, which made it easy for me to join the conversation. My first response was to thank Michael sincerely for his call and express how honoured I was that he would take the time to acknowledge our work, especially as I was aware of the great demands on his time. Michael was very kind and reciprocated my sentiment. Throughout the telephone call, Michael was extremely repetitive in the proclamation of his love and appreciation to his fans for everything that they have done for him over the years; their undying love and support. […] He seemed to want to make it very clear that he is aware of our efforts on his behalf. He wanted the message to go out to all of the fans and emphasised that I should let everyone know how he felt. Later in the conversation, Michael wanted me specifically to thank the fans who came to see him recently in London. He explained how he had wanted to greet the fans personally, but that the restrictions imposed on him by the police made it difficult for him to do so. He also made special mention of the fans who had travelled to and supported him in Santa Maria [California, during his 2005 trial], and wanted me to let them know how much he appreciated their support and that he drew strength from it.
Throughout our conversation, Michael continually made reference to one main subject, which is something I have been aware of both as a fan and a Fan Club President for almost 20 years: he recognises the support and contribution from ALL his fans, be that the fan who has little opportunity to travel to the city when Michael is in town – or perhaps can’t afford concert tickets and travel when Michael is touring the world – or maybe doesn’t even have internet connection to enable messageboard discussions. But they support Michael in their hearts, follow the documentaries on television, join the fan clubs and buy his records and merchandise when it is available. Michael was saying thank you to these fans, just as much as he was reaching out to those who [are] at great personal and financial sacrifice, travelled halfway across the world to camp out in Santa Maria during the trial, so that Michael would know that he was not alone. Michael, then became very excited as he told me about a new song which he had written and which he wanted the fans to know about, saying, “I can’t wait to record it. I wrote it during the trial. You could let them know...” The song Michael was inspired to write for the fans during the trial is titled ‘You Are So Beautiful.’ I asked him to clarify for me - would this song be on the next album? And, this is a different song to the as-yet unnamed charity single? He confirmed "yes" to both questions. Then, suddenly, Michael became very playful as he excitedly spoke about MJNI’s KING! magazine. He told me how much he loved KING! and mentioned a couple of his favourite articles (in particular, one about Neverland.) […]
[…] He said, “I am writing constantly...” […] Recalling the time I became a fan myself during the Bad tour and the sheer enjoyment of hearing Michael perform live, and pushing the point – maybe too far – I suggested that [he could do] a handful of concerts in small venues would be fantastic and that it didn’t necessarily have to be a grand world tour. Michael accepted my comments with grace and humility – an attribute which, when describing Michael, can’t be emphasised strongly enough […].
Michael once again brought the conversation around to talking about his love for his fans, saying: “I love them and everything they do... everything. I see everything they do, I don’t miss anything. I notice and feel everything, from their letters and posters and signs and gifts...” There was a sense of urgency in Michael’s voice and by this time, I was really beginning to become aware of a feeling of frustration in Michael at his inability to convey to his tens of thousands of fans across the globe, just how much he cares for them – that he would love to be able to show to them more, his gratitude and appreciation for their years of loyal support....And with that, the conversation was at its end. With sincerity in his voice, Michael bid farewell by saying “God Bless You” several times, and then excused himself. […]”
On Christmas Day, 2005, the singer sends season’s greetings to his admirers through his then spokesperson, Raymone K. Bain. “I would like to wish you, and your families, a wonderful Holiday Season. Thank you for your cards, your letters, your love, and your support. I love you all! Sincerely, Michael Jackson”.
On May 27, on occasion of winning a special Legend Award for his entire career at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards in Yoyogi National Gymnasium from Tokyo, Japan, singer Michael Jackson has this to say before a live audience of 8000 screaming music fans: “First, I’d like to say thank you MTV Japan… It’s a great honor. And – I love you more. But, most of all, I’d like to say to the Japanese people, I – from the bottom of my heart – I love you very very much. I promised myself, when I came up here that I wouldn’t get emotional, because I – I think you’re (a) very sweet, generous, kind people [gets emotional] and, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you, I thank the fans around the world and the fans in Japan – I love you more [starts dancing]. But I – I thank my children, Prince, Paris and Blanket for being there for me and I love them very much. And I, I say thank you to all the people that believe in me and I believe in you and I love you very much. Thank you so so much.” Jackson’s stage appearance that night was the first one following his 2005 trial, when he was acquitted on all charges. A day later, he was asked by a local interviewer about his purpose for coming to Japan. "Why did I choose to come to Japan in particular?.. Because I love the culture, I love the people and they're always so gracious and loyal and kind and I just love what they respect, the way they're doing things... Their way of life", he answered.
On January 24, 2007, administrators Paul Akinbanjo and Patricia Brown (of now defunct fan communities, MJNO and MJJF) receive separate phone calls from Michael Jackson. Akinbanjo and Brown wrote: ”Michael is in Vegas at the moment, and wanted to let everyone know how much he appreciates, and loves you all, and wanted to say that he's working on "wonderful new things", and that a lot of things are being put into place for his new company. […] In response to a comment Paul made about how everyone loves the pizza he sends down to fans waiting outside his hotels, Michael said, "Aww, I always feel so bad, they're standing out there like that. So I say, 'Let's get everyone pizza!'" And to Trish, "Please tell the fans that I love them, and to hold on and not lose faith. I love them with all my heart." Michael thanked us for doing what we do, and stated, "Thank you for keeping the legacy alive. Thank you from me and the family!" […] Michael apologises for what happened with the MJ WMA Fan Party, but we ask that you please not ask about that at this time, as this is an issue in the process of finally being resolved.”
On March 8, 2007, the pop star visits Tokyo, Japan for several fan events organized there. He first attends the “FAN Appreciation Day Party” in his honor, where a large number of fan artwork dedicated to him was displayed. He then happily appears on stage to acknowledge it: “I – I love you!...I love you. I’d like to say all the artists, all the artwork [dedicated to me] that I saw was phenomenal, by the way. All of it was excellent. […] I love you”, says Jackson, then invites the winners of the artwork contest to accompany him on stage. The artist poses for pictures there with them and other fans and especially kisses the crying first-prize winner on the cheeks and forehead. Michael Jackson also attends a Premium V.I.P. Party as a guest of honor and has this to declare when taking the stage: “[…] I love you more. Promise – promise you won’t laugh when I put these [reading glasses] on [smiles]?..” He takes a paper sheet from his pocket and proceeds to read: “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen and thank you for a wonderful wonderful meeting, I really appreciate everybody’s performance tonight and your attendance. [to a few fans in the audience saying “Thank you” to him] No, I thank you [smiles]. I just wanna thank all of you for helping to make me the biggest-selling artist in Japan. And…[…] I love you from the bottom of my heart, really. Can I take these [glasses] off? [smiles] I look like Mr. Magoo. What I just want to say [is] I love you so much… from the bottom of my heart, and God bless you [blows kisses to the audience and waves a peace sign].”
On May 21, 2007, a message on behalf of Michael Jackson is posted on now defunct fan community, MJNO, via Dawn, a fan, which writes the following: “I have a message to pass on to all the fans all over the world. It comes directly from Michael through me, so please believe that it is the truth. I can’t answer questions, as I’m hardly ever online. Please, just be happy that he is thinking of you all and he loves us all sooooo much. When he was talking about how much he loves his fans, he got really emotional, because he feels like he can’t express the way he feels strongly enough and he worries that we don’t know how much he truely (sic) appreciates us and notices all our efforts. Here’s the message:
”Please, tell all the fans that I love them so so much and that I appreciate everything you all ever do for me. You are all so thoughtful and kind and sweet. Thank you so so much for everything. I love you all and I’m very excited about the future. I'm working on a lot of different projects musically and in films. There is a lot coming up in the future and I'm very excited about it all. Thank you for your loyalty and support. My fans are the reason why I live and if it wasn't for you all, I would have thrown in the towel by now. Please know how much I appreciate you all, I love you all so much. Take care. -- Love, Michael”.
On October 9, 2007, the entertainer sends a new message to his fans around the world via his manager at the time, Raymone Bain, expressing, among other things, his gratitude for the gifts presented to him by fans on occasion of his birthday on August 29. The message reads: “I would like to thank you for the beautiful cards, photographs, messages, videos, and gifts, sent to me on my birthday. I was overwhelmed by your kindness. Your continued love and support means so much to me. I really love and appreciate you all… from the bottom of my heart. I’ve been really busy lately. Hopefully, you’ve all seen the results of my recent photo shoot with ‘L’Uomo Vogue’ (magazine). Soon, I’ll be sharing exciting and surprising news with you from my other efforts. Please know again, that I love and appreciate each and everyone of you, and send to you my heartfelt thanks and warm wishes. Sincerely, Michael Jackson”.
On receiving the NRJ Award of Honor or the Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifetime musical achievements, on occasion of the 9th NRJ Music Awards from Cannes, France in January, 2008, the singer, who couldn’t attend the gala in person, records a special acceptance message for his French fans and NRJ from Las Vegas, Nevada, where he lived and recorded music at the time: “Hello to all my friends in France! Though I couldn’t be there in person tonight to accept this prestigious award, I’m so happy to have the chance to send this message to let all my French fans know how much your support has meant throughout the years. It’s hard to believe that 25 years ago, Quincy Jones and I embarked on an album named “Thriller.” To be able to say that “Thriller” still holds the record as the biggest selling album of all time, is just mind blowing. I have you, my fans throughout the world to thank for this achievement. Though this award tonight honours me for my lifetime achievements, there is still much more to come from Michael Jackson. My passion for music has never stopped. And for those who don’t know, I’ve been in the studio recording Thriller 25th Anniversary album, with a lot of surprise guests. It’s my hope that “Thriller” continues to live on for each new generation to discover. So thank you TF1 and NRJ for this very special award. It means so much to me to be honoured by you. And thank you to my fans. I love you from the bottom of my heart and I hope to see you very soon. I love you. God bless you.”
On September 4, 2008, Jackson sends a brief message - one from a series of more thoughts suchlike - to his admirers via several Spanish fans from http://forum.mjhideout.com. It reads: ”Know that I truly love and appreciate all of you, from the bottom of my heart. I will do my best for you musically, creatively and visually. I love you all, Michael Jackson '08”
On September 6, 2008, a fan member from KOP Board, Talitha – and one having met Jackson personally several times – posts a message on behalf of the entertainer for his admirers, which reads: “Michael asked me to give you all this message. He specifically asked me to put it on the Internet, so that everyone hears it – so that’s what I’m doing. He says, “I love you all from the bottom of my heart. You’re a quintessential part of everything I do, of everything I create. I feel your purity and innocence from all across the world. I feel your love and it inspires me to create music every day. You inspire me and I remember everything that you do. I love you all so much.”
In October, 2008, longtime Michael Jackson fan from Las Vegas, Donna Green is handed a written note addressed to all his fans. Green later decides to publicize it on a number of Jackson forums. The note reads: “Just wanted to say I love you and miss you all, ‘Really’. Can’t wait to perform for you, you all hold a very special place in my family’s hearts, Love Michael Jackson”
On November 10, 2008, Michael Jackson sends a note to fans gathered in front of his rented property at the time, in Los Angeles, California, which reads: "You make me sooo happy, I can feel your energy through the walls. The sky is the limit. Higher consciousness always. [I’m] working hard, as always, [on] music, film, performance. I love you, Michael Jackson"
On November 11, 2008, Michael Jackson sends another handwritten note to a group of fans gathered in front of his home in Los Angeles: "I truly love all of you. I am recording tonight, for all of you, you are my true inspiration forever. I am living for you, and the children. Be alive, be free, feel consciousness subconscious, being [at one with] God. I love you. M. Jackson and Family.", the note reads.
* Over the years (particularly beginning with the 90's), Jackson has sent more such handwritten messages for his admirers while on his tours, thanking them for their enduring loyalty towards him, additionally asking them to bear the children of the world in their minds. He also asks them not to believe tabloid press, reporting rumors and allegations as facts.The following notes were written by the entertainer either on hotel pillows or paper sheets during his Dangerous and History world tours - on his hotel stays and other such occasions. He would pen his notes on sheets paper or hotel pillows:
While in Africa for a two-week tour in 1992, where he also conducts an interview with "Ebony" magazine, Jackson writes the following note for his admirers in Britain and the country as a (dear) which he will soon toor in: "I truly truly love you all very very much. I can't wait to see you all in Summer. I love England. You will always be in my heart forever and ever. I'm going to sleep now, 'cause I have an early flight back to America. I adore you all. I love you all, Michael Jackson."
“I love you soo much. Thanx for all your loyalty and support. I will always ADORE you all. Love, Michael Jackson - [P.S.] Remember to love the children.”
“I must sleep now. I truly love you all forever. I promise. Love, Michael Jackson.”
“I love you and miss you all. Let’s destroy all tabloids. I hate them. But I love you forever. Love, M. Jackson.”
“Make sure all fans read this. Let’s have tabloid burning. I must sleep now. I love you. M.J.”
“I love all of you so so much. I’m very lonely without you, you are my life always, please love me always. “Burn” all tabloids. Love, Michael Jackson”
"I love you all soo much. I love you. Michael Jackson"
"I say good night now. I love you with all my heart. Michael Jackson"
"I love you sooo much. Love, Michael Jackson"
"I love you. Michael Jackson."
“You all have realy (sic) shown your loyalty to me, I wish I could truly look you in the eyes and talk to you all, but I'm too shy, it sounds silly, but it's true. I truly love all of you very much. Don’t believe all the strange stories that people make up about me. Sometimes I cry, but its (sic) fans like you that make me go on. I love you, Michael.”
“Thank you for your loyalty
Thank you for standing by my side
In my darkest hour
In this abyss of my despair
You are my survival
Please remember the children
Help me help the children, Michael Jackson"
"Please, eat if you're hungry. Love, M.J. and little M.J. (Omer Bhatti)"
“Love you so much. Please, love me too. Love, Michael Jackson” (from begodglow on YouTube)
“To my dear fans, I truly miss you all and love you, from the bottom of my heart. In the 1990’s, I will promise you the best work I’ve ever done. Always help the children, love them. I love you, Michael Jackson.” (from the January-March 1991 issue of fan magazine, "Off The Wall")
"Heal The World. I love England with all my heart. I love you. Michael Jackson." (from Webbie on MJJC)
"I love you. Good night. Michael Jackson." (from Webbie on MJJC)
"Let's "heal the world" together. The children, the animals and the ecology. Love love love. M.J." (posted on MJFC)
“I want to heal the world, help our children and they hate me for it. They want to destroy everyone righteouse (sic). I adore all of you. Love, Michael Jackson.” (from begodsglow on YouTube)
“Make love your weapon to overcome any evil. Michael Jackson” (from begodsglow on YouTube)
"I'm going home. Back to US now. I read your letters, your (sic) very kind. I love you "All" - M.J." ; "I love you more. - M.J." (from JMie on MJJC)
While in Paris, France, from "Hotel de Paris", where he is booked, Michael Jackson writes: "I'm very sick now, a doctor is coming. I must sleep, please -> understand. MJ"
While in Berlin, Germany in 2002, Michael Jackson writes a note to his fans there regarding his feud with Sony's then head chief, which reads: "Tommy Mato sabataged (sic) me, because they wanted the Beatles catalogue." The singer expressed similar alarming thoughts more than once, including to sister La Toya, his mother, his other siblings, former manager, Dieter Weisner etc., Jackson being afraid for the safety of his and his children's life.
In 2006, while on a private stay at one of his friends in Germany, the entertainer shows the following handwritten note from his room's window to his admirers gathered there: “I really love each and everyone of you. I’m so proud to be back in Hambourg [Germany]. You make me so happy. I love you, Michael Jackson.”
Upon leaving Ireland in 2007, where he stays for a year following the exhaustive 2005 trial, he writes a thank-you note at Grouse Lodge, a recording studio in Ireland. Paddy Dunning, festival organiser of Grouse Lodge, made the note available on the Internet. It reads: “The experience was beyond wonderful. The hospitality second to none. The food , exquisite. Love and thanx, the Jackson Family”.
"I love you." Michael Jackson - 08"
On March 5, 2009, Michael Jackson addresses to fans and media during a press conference at the O2 Arena, in London, Great Britain. The singer announces that he would give a final show of performances at a series of concerts therein. “I love you so much. Thank you all. This is it.”, he says. “I just want to say these, these will be my final show performances in London. This is it, this is it and when I say “This is it”, it really means this is it because…I’ll be, I’ll be performing the songs my fans want to hear. This is it, I mean, this is, this is the final curtain call, okay? And…I’ll see you in July and… I love you. I really do. You have to know that, I love you so much, really, from the bottom of my heart. This is it and see you in July!” The repetitive sentence, “This is It” - also the title of his planned London gig, are later revealed to bare the significance that “The planet is sick. Like a fever. If we don't fix is now, it is at the point of no return. This is our last chance to fix this problem that we have. It is like a runaway train. When the time is come, this is it”, Jackson says during the display of re-created video for “Earth Song”, that would have been part of his last London performances.
On March 8, 2009, a new message - teaser written by Michael Jackson is posted on his official Sony site, anticipating the singer's new music projects, aimed at uniting all people into one entity, according to the message, which reads: "The time has come [repeated 4 times] / It is now I see and feel that calling once again, / To be part of a music that will not just connect but, / Make all feel one, one in joy, one in pain, / One in love, one in service and in consciousness."
In 2009, at his rehearsals for what was to be the This Is It gig in London, U.K., Michael Jackson addresses the following, while the display of a renewed music video and performance for „Earth Song” unfolds:
"I respect the secrets and magic of nature. That's what makes me so angry when I see these things that are happening in our world. That every second I hear the size of a football field is torn down in the Amazon. I mean, that kind of stuff really bothers me. That's why I write these kinds of songs. You know, to give some sense of awareness and awakening and hope to people. I love...I love the planet. I love trees. I have this thing for trees. And the colours and the changing of leaves. I loove it! And I respect those kinds of things.
I really feel that nature is trying so hard to compensate for man's mismanagement of the planet. Cause the planet is sick. Like a fever. If we don't fix is now, it is at the point of no return. This is our last chance to fix this problem that we have. It is like a runaway train. When the time is come, this is it.
People are always saying, "Oh," they think, "They'll take care of it." "The Government'll do..." "Done with that..." "They'll..." They who?? It starts with us. It's US! Or else it'll never be done. We have four years to get it right. After that it would be irreversible. Let's take care of the planet!...”
The 'This Is It' rehearsals movie also includes the following message Jackson shares to his crew, in it revealing the meaningful purpose behind the concerts:
“Everybody is doing a great job. Let’s continue and believe and have faith, and give me all your endurance and patience and understanding. But it´s an adventure; its a great adventure; there is nothing to be nervous about. They just want wonderful experiences. We wanna save this earth. We wanna take them places they´ve never been before. We wanna show them things like they´ve never seen before. So give me your all. I love you all and we are family. Please, know that: we are a family. We have to bring love back into the world, to remind the world that love is important, loving - to love each other. We are all one. Messaging: ‘Take care of the planet’. We have four years to get it right. Or else it’s irreversible damage we’ve done. So, we have an important message to give. Okay?... It’s important. I thank you for your cooperation. It’s important. Thank you. Big Thank You…!"
Shortly after his sudden passing, Reverend June Gatlin, his spiritual advisor, makes public for Today’s Show a taped conversation between her and Jackson on September 23, 2008, regarding Dr. Thome Thome, Jackson’s former financial manager, “with his permission’, she claims. “He had taken over Michael’s complete life!” Gatlin stresses. “He had taken over. […] Michael was definitely afraid of him. That’s an excellent word: definitely afraid. […] He was afraid of who this man is, afraid of whatever this man may or be capable of doing. […] He told me, “June, I don’t like him, I don’t trust him. He’s vain, he’s trying to keep me and separate me from everything and everybody I love”, Gatlin says. Michael Jackson can be heard saying: “Last time we spoke, you told me to check on Dr. Thome and I did a complete checking. This guy, he just has ways about him that looks (sic) like he’s… see what he’s done.. There’s a divide between me and my representatives, and I don’t talk to my lawyer, my accountant. I talk to him and he talks to them. […] I know it’s not good. I don’t like it. I wanna get somebody in there with him that I know and trust. I mean, I don’t know what’s in my accounts. I don’t know.. […] I know it’s not good. […] I totally agree with that. That’s why I’m calling you.” The Silenced Truth decided to post this information, as one of the manifold clues to Jackson’s troubled life which often was created by those he either privately or officially would entrust his friendship to and/or professional and personal affairs. A few months prior to his passing, Jackson dismissed Thome as his advisor and manager with a formal letter that stated “Dr Thome is no longer authorized to represent me.” Despite this, Thome would still assume and carry out business on the entertainer’s behalf for a while. After Thome’s dismissal, Leonard Rowe, another representative of The Jacksons’ group in the 80’s, comes on board, brought in by father Joseph Jackson. However, shortly after his hiring, he too is required to stop representing him. An official letter, signed by Michael J. Jackson, May 20, 2009, states: “After further consideration, I decided to streamline my business operations at this time. This is to inform you that you do not represent me and I do not wish to have any oral and verbal communications with you regarding the handling of my business and/or personal matters. With respect to my touring matters, please feel free to contact Frank Dileo or Randy Phillip of AEG.” The last two mentioned representatives also have had trouble presenting themselves as trustworthy, yet we leave further discussions pertaining to such matters to other investigation websites and blogs.
From Album Credits:
As part of his album credits, here are some of the singer's feelings, sources of inspiration, expectations, special dedications and promises expressed on global peace and harmony, the children of the world and its betterment.
1. "Through the ages, the peacock has been honoured and praised for its attractive, illustrious beauty. In all the bird family, the peacock is the only species that integrates all colours into one, and displays this radiance of fire only when in love. We like the peacock, try to integrate all races into one, through the love and power of music."
[From The Jacksons' album "Destiny", released December 17, 1978 on Epic Records; dedication also included on "Triumph", released July 3, 1980 – written by Michael and Jackie Jackson for Peacock Productions]
2. "I dedicate this to the year of the child & my mother - Love, M.J."
[From Michael Jackson's "Off The Wall" album credits, released August 10, 1979 on Epic Records]
3. "A mother is a gift from God. For ours, we are most thankful, and we dedicate this album to our beautiful mother, Katherine Jackson."
[From The Jacksons' album, "Triumph", released July 3, 1980 on Epic Records; dedication also included on "Destiny"]
4. "This album is lovingly dedicated to Katherine Jackson."
[From Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album credits, released November 30, 1982 via Epic Records]
5. The Jacksons' album, "Victory", released on July 6, 1984 by Epic Records, is dedicated to "our mother, Katherine Jackson", late soul singer, Teddy Pendergrass and 14-year old fan, David Smithee, who died of cystic fibrosis. David is also included on the long list of names to be thanked to on the inside sleeve of the "BAD" album, released on August 31, 1987 by Epic/CBS Records.
6. "Dedicated to Yoshiaki Hagiwara [who was killed]. May such a terrible thing never happen again. I will always love you. Michael Jackson"
[From Michael Jackson's "BAD" album] Also noted: "A portion of Michael Jackson's royalties from this record is donated to Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, a camp for children with cancer."
7. "To the children of the world, I love you. […] To the world, my love!"
[From Michael Jackson's album, "Dangerous", released November 26, 1991 on Epic Records]
8. "With these words, I lovingly dedicate this album of my music to all the children of the world":
"Let us Dream of Tomorrow, where our Children are Nurtured, and Protected and Nourished. Let us Dream of Peace and Harmony and Laughter. Let us Dream of Joy and Ecstasy. Let us Dream of Dancing the Cosmic Dance. Let us Renew Again, Those Dreams of Promise we Once Made Before. Where We can Hold our Heads High And Stretch Our Arms Toward Perfection. Let Us Dream of a Tomorrow, Where we can truly Love from the Soul, and know Love as the Ultimate Truth At the Heart of All Creation." -- Michael Jackson
"Childhood is dedicated to Little Craig Fleming and his surviving brother, Michael, for whom a scholarship fund has been established to ensure that his childhood ushers in a future of all possibilities. Love, MJ"
"To honour the children of the world, I vow to keep my promise to help the sick and the dying, the alone, the homeless and hungry, through the construction of children's hospitals and orphanages in every needy corner of the world. Love, Michael Jackson."
[From Michael Jackson's album, "HIStory", released on June 20, 1995 by Epic Records]
9. "Special Thanks":
"This album is dedicated to Benjamin "Benny" Hermansen. May we continue to remember not to judge man by the color of his skin, but the content of his character. Benjamin...We love you...May you rest in peace."
"A special thanks to all the children of the world...of all nationalities...you are my greatest inspiration...without you, this album would never have been released. I love you all...Michael Jackson."
[From Michael Jackson's album, "Invincible", released on October 30, 2001 by Epic Records]
10. "My wish for the people of the world...from my heart...taken from ancient writings...I love you", Michael Jackson.
Peaceful be heaven
peaceful the earth
peaceful the Broad Space between
peaceful for us be the running waters
peaceful the plants and herbs
peaceful to us be the signs of the future
peaceful what is done and undone
peaceful to us be what is and what will be
May All To Us Gracious be.
[From "Michael Jackson: The Ultimate Collection", released November 17, 2004 on Epic Records, Legacy Recordings]
11. “My children: Prince, Paris and “Blanket,” for your unconditional love and support. I love you unconditionally.
My mother, Katherine, you are the rock of our family, whom I love so very much. Thank you for your love, strength, compassion, spiritual wisdom and guidance. My father, Joseph, thank you for your vision and genius and my brothers and sisters, Jackie, Marlon, Tito, Jermaine, Randy, Rebbie, LaToya and Janet, thank you for your love and support. We are family, and I love you all very much.
In memory of my friend and mentor, Bill Bray. I miss you and I love you.
To all my fans and friends around the world who love and support me, and who have always been there for me and my family, throughout my entire career, I thank you and I love you, from the bottom of my heart.”
[From the “Thriller 25” remix album Thank You’s, album released February 8, 2008 on Epic, Legacy]
In 1987, on occasion of the entertainer’s Bad concert in Japan, Jackson met with Mr. Akio Morita, chairman of Sony at the time. In 1993, when Mr. Morita fell sick , Michael Jackson, bearing respect and appreciation for Sony’s co-founder, sent him a healing tape with the following instructions: „Play 3 times a day, right before awaking, before sleeping and mid day. Drift asleep with tape playing”. And the singer’s audio message went: „Mr. Morita…Mr. Morita…Mr. Morita…This is Michael Jackson speaking…This is Michael Jackson speaking. Please, get better…Please, get better now. You are our visionary. You are our teacher. You are our leader. You are our world. You’ve taught me so much. You are a very, very strong man, Mr. Morita. I believe in you. Every day, in every way, I am healing better and better. Repeat these words in your deep subconscious mind. I love you, Mr. Morita, and know that the whole world loves you and needs you, especially me. I believe in miracles, and you have the courage and determination and the will-power. I believe in you, Mr. Morita, so get better now.” Mr. Morita would play the audio tape daily, for six years to his demise in 1999.