Michael Jackson Won’t Join Jackson 5 Reunion

A reunion of the Jackson 5 is not quite as easy as Michael Jackson denied on Thursday that he would take part in a reunion of the famed Motown singing group, a day after elder brother Jermaine said the faded pop star was on board.

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Michael Jackson revealed in a statement: “My brothers and sisters have my full love and support, and we’ve certainly shared many great experiences, but at this time I have no plans to record or tour with them.”

The 50-year-old pop icon was currently working new and exciting projects in the studio. But Jermaine Jackson, 53, said in Australia on Wednesday that the clan was working on the music and logistics for a tour next year.

Jermaine Jackson, who is former member of The Jackson 5 and older brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson, declared at that time: “It is going to be more like a family affair. Janet’s going to open and, of course, the original Jackson 5 … Michael, Randy and the whole family. … We’re in the studio, we’re planning on being out there next year.”

It appeared that Michael Jackson did not encourage any talks of reunion since he failed to show up when his brothers to collect a lifetime achievement award in Los Angeles in September.

The Jackson 5, whose lineup is rounded out by Jackie, 57, Tito, 55, and Marlon, 51, as well as unofficial member Randy, 47, rose to fame in the early 1970s with such singles as “I Want You Back,” “ABC” and “I’ll Be There.” The group last toured in 1984, by which time Michael Jackson was a huge star in his own right.

His statement was credited to a spokesperson dubbed “Dr. Tohme.” The publicity firm that distributed the statement declined to elaborate on the person’s identity.

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  • Peniel

    I just wanted to write to personally thank Michael Jackson-King of Pop for putting on such wonderful performances in welcoming me to the world in 1982 Thriller album. In the year 1982/01/21 the year i came to the world at Akwa Ibom State-Nigeria. I was so happy when I found out he did make this wonderful unforgotten history. I still cannot get over the absolutely gorgeous music he play. It really makes me so alive and whole that I just want to thank him and I hope i can see him in person someday. because one of my reason while i love music is because of him, my Mentor,’Michael Jackson- King of Pop”, He has prove that music is a wonderful gift from God. His achievement in music has made him the most famuos man on planet. I like his music as a career and his dance too. Again both of us (Michael Jackson) and I (Peniel Thompson) we sound alike. although I may not be as gifted or talented as Michael as i’m not good in dance. but one fact remains certain, Michael Jackson is my mentor, he is a lovely guy and he has human feeling so he deserve to be love. i learned that right from his teenth he started pursuits his music as a career. I’m very happy for him that he created a good history for another generation. It reminds me of our ambition, everyone including me has a calling from God although many people blindly reject it. alot of people recommended me to go into music that i’m good. I fully know I got a good voice everybody die to hear. and Since each of us has special calling from God. No calling from God is too small. What I am right now is very limited due to my circumstances and weaknesses. 27years of my life has been a failure since my mission to the world is pending. I’m very much interested in Music as a career. becuase it’s my calling. So without wasting my time, I wish to join music group like my fan Michael Jackson in order to display my talent and I’m sure to make this ambition of mine accomplsih with a little help from brothers and sisters around the globe. Penielicvoice.

  • moo

    i love michaels songs as well as him but i am only ten and have all his songs on my mp3player and his they were in the 70s and so on and i still have them. i dont hate michael for what he has done i think all the celebs have done some things too the bodys and yes the news papper jumps on them and stuff but thats who he is and i fell sorry for him. for the album “thriller” people were lining up in 1:00 am on the album shop doesn’t open till 9:00.

    i sound like a fan who looks at videos and stays on the computer all day well no. oh and guess what on my ninth or eighth b-day we turned the radio on and all michaels songs were about to start. all of them. even on t.v they started to play well i danced to THRILLER and i even “tryed” to moon walk. any way if u see or seen michael u r verry luck

    from miranda