Michael Jackson’s secret diary reveals that the King of Pop was obsessed with being ‘immortalized’ and wanted to become ‘the first multi-billionaire entertainer-actor-director’
Michael Jackson was obsessed with the idea of being “immortalized,” according to a new book by investigative journalist Dylan Howard on Thursday.
In excerpts from Bad: An Unprecedented Investigation into the Michael Jackson Cover-Up obtained by The mirror, notes written by the King Of Pop see him struggle with how to be “immortalized” like idols Charlie Chaplin and Walt Disney.
He also seemed focused on becoming the “ first multi-billionaire entertainer-actor-director, ” as his secret diary saw him making it happen by making $ 20 million a week.
Inner Thoughts: Michael Jackson’s Secret Diary Revealed That The King of Pop Was Obsessed With Being “Immortalized,” Fragments Obtained on Thursday (shown in 1988)
Thinking about how he could raise that money, Michael wrote about holding Cirque du Soleil concerts possible and making brand deals with companies like Nike.
Michael would have had plans to remake movies like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, and was keen to hire ‘a merchandising man’.
In notepad pages of his musings that appear in the book, he wrote, “If I don’t focus on film, no immortality.”
Ambitions: Michael also wanted to be the ‘first multi-billionaire entertainer-actor-director’, seeing in his secret diary how he made $ 20 million a week (pictured in 2009)
In a darker tone, Michael’s notes also saw him writing about his fear of someone wanting to kill him because he felt someone was going to “destroy” him.
“I’m afraid someone will try to kill me,” he wrote in an excerpt from the book.
Bad people everywhere. They want to destroy me and take my publishing house. The system wants to kill me for my catalog … I’m not selling it. ‘
According to author Howard, the book is intended to “provide an intimate insight into the mind of the drug-addicted superstar as he prepared for a final attempt to restart his career and pay off his mounting debts.”
Michael died in 2009 at the age of 50 while preparing for his This Is It tour after receiving an overdose of propofol and benzodiazepine given to him by his body doctor, Doctor Conrad Murray.
Before and after his death, Michael was charged with child sexual abuse, with the most recent claims in the 2019 docu series Leaving Neverland by Wade Robson and James Safechuck.
Bad: An unprecedented study of the Michael Jackson Cover-Up is now available in the US and will be released in the UK on August 20, 2020.
“I’m afraid someone is trying to kill me”: Michael’s notes also saw him afraid of someone wanting to kill him because he felt someone was going to “destroy” him (pictured in 1991)