A tribute artist from Michael Jackson spent $ 1 million transforming his parents’ backyard in Neverland during corona virus isolation.
Jason Jackson, 46, was first fascinated by the controversial artist when he was treated for bone cancer at about seven years old.
“One day I was traveling to the hospital for treatment, I heard Michael Jackson on the radio and I was overwhelmed,” he told Daily Mail Australia.
“When Jackson did the first moonwalk, I fell in love and wanted to be like him.”
Jason decided to dedicate his life to the king of pop, become an impersonator, and perform at weddings, corporate parties, and birthday parties.
But the 46-year-old has now taken his obsession to the next level by recreating his parents’ suburban home in New South Wales in honor of the late pop star.
Michael Jackson tribute artist Jason Jackson (pictured) spent $ 1 million transforming his parents’ backyard in Neverland during coronavirus isolation
“Ever since I saw Jackson’s Neverland, I was very intrigued and loved the way he created his own paradise, so I decided it would be great to create my own Neverland,” he said.
“I am so proud of what I have achieved, my parents have also worked hard with me.”
Jason said A current affair he has not left his home for three months due to the coronavirus crisis and instead spent his days bringing Neverland to life.
In total, the project took about 25 years to get to its current state.
“Everything would have cost $ 500,000 – $ 1 million, that’s just a rough estimate,” Jason said.
The family’s backyard is secured by a large gate, which leads visitors through an extensive garden filled with statues, animals, and even a Jackson-inspired mosaic-style gazebos.
Jason Jackson (pictured as a child), 46, was first fascinated by the controversial artist while being treated for bone cancer at about age seven
The impersonator has now taken his obsession to the next level by recreating the NSW suburban home of his parents in honor of the late pop star
His father Ahmed built the animals, while his mother Teresa is responsible for sewing the artists’ dazzling coats.
“My dad thought it was crazy and I said,” no, no, let’s do it. Jason told A Current Affair.
Ahmed, who described the transformation as “great” and his son’s “baby,” said he always does what Jason asks.
A red corridor in the family home is also dedicated to Jackson, with memorabilia hanging along the wall leading to Jason’s room.
Jason’s bed is covered with a spread that shows the artwork of the Dangerous album, while photos of Jackson are scattered around the room.
The family’s backyard is secured by a large gate, which leads visitors through an extensive garden filled with statues, animals and even a Jackson-inspired mosaic-style gazebos.
Jason Jackson created his own Neverland (left), inspired by Michael Jackson (right)
Jason told Daily Mail Australia that his parents “ loved ” the backyard transformation.
“It is so relaxing and very beautiful to watch. My parents and I are working so hard to create our own version of Neverland, ”he said.
Jason insisted that Jackson die an innocent man, despite allegations of child sexual abuse.
“He should be a role model for humanity, inspiring everyone through dance and music,” he said.
“He was the real showmanship artist we’ll never see again.
“May he rest in peace.”
Jason Jackson (center) performs at weddings, corporate parties and birthday parties