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July 2nd, 2009
03:28 PM ET
soundoff (46 Responses)
  1. Bernie

    THIS IS IT!!! Like he said. Michael was right! ...it is an awesome just to watch even the video and the rehearsal though it was short... he was on the right track! Thank you for sharing this last moment of the Greatest KING of POP!!

    July 2, 2009 at 11:01 pm |
  2. Dana

    He still had it, after all these years. You should be proud Michael.

    July 2, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  3. mmacedonia

    wow – what a show it would have been!

    July 2, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  4. Clarice

    this is just isn't fair. all that work gone to waste! it would've been a frikking awesome concert! I have just another thought: NEVER TRUST DOCTORS! I've been there, done that. (nearly died before and after my pregnancy due to negligence!) DOCTORS ARE THE (BAD) DRUGS!

    July 2, 2009 at 6:36 pm |
  5. fruity

    I didnt believe he was in good shape for touring but this proved me completely wrong. Looks like it would've been a great show that could've put him back on top, he looked healthy and energetic and just as good a dancer as he always was. This is so sad.

    July 2, 2009 at 6:28 pm |
  6. Als

    People are talking about how Michael look today. The black community as a whole dont look the same as they did back in the 60s or 70s. Some people keep their hair natural and some dont. White people hair gets permed and their hair gets curly. The world changes when new inventions come about , example now its botoxs and lip injections. Hair changed from natural to perms. Whats next for the next generation braids , hair pieces etc.

    July 2, 2009 at 6:27 pm |
  7. Angie

    OMG this breaks my heart!! What a come back this would have been, then again.. he was never really gone. He looked so happy in this video. He was happiest on stage and I am grateful that he got to be happy again doing what he loved. R.I.P Michael!!!

    July 2, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  8. Annie Kate

    It is strange to watch these videos knowing that not long after they were made Michael would die. It does seem like though they have enough rehearsal tapes to piece together his last show that he was working on; so maybe that last concert will get shown in his memory.

    July 2, 2009 at 6:07 pm |
  9. sha

    that's TWO DAYS before his death and people want me to believe he was frail and incapable of doing 50 shows and all of this. people wake up. the people around michael weren't for his best interests. neither was that shady ass doctor that disappeared right after his death but was let go after questioning. don't take everything at face value people.

    July 2, 2009 at 5:57 pm |
  10. Anthony Ching

    Michael Jackson's concert in London would have re-established him as a world-wide entertainer ! It's so sad to know that what he envisioned will not materialized because of an untimely and mysterious death.
    We are the ones who left feeling empty knowing what could of been one of his greatest concerts. He is loved by all of us.

    July 2, 2009 at 5:49 pm |
  11. Lezli

    Makes on think that we should never take advantage of unnecessary strife Stress has, can and did kill many. Live life tot he fullest. STOP abusing ourselves and see what life has to offer. He was such a great pop star; he will be forever missed.

    July 2, 2009 at 5:31 pm |
  12. dionysia

    I am not concerned if Mickle Jackson looked skinny or normal or fat in the released video. And I don't know who is going to get the money. That's a family matter. Apparently he was able to perform very well. The news for me is that portion of the song I saw , it was fantastic! I pray that he rests in piece!

    July 2, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  13. Lori Dalziel

    Enough already ... there are important events happening in the world. Why is so much air time being spent on Michael Jackson? This is worse than the "octo-Mom". I won't start watching AC360 again until you go back to covering important world events .. if I want to listen to endless hours on Michael Jackson's death, I watch "Entertainment Tonight:.

    July 2, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  14. Evalyn

    So Sad. Seeing this last video of MJ's performance makes me wonder if in his drug use he also used uppers, prescription or not, to be so energetic. Some steroids will give a person an enormous amount of energy but unfortunately with that the side affect is being unable to sleep. And then there is the possibiliy that with continued use his body may have built up a tolerance and he then had to use more and more to get the same relief or response. In any event, there is no question in my mind that Michael is one the greatest performers of our time, and that includes his fantastic dance move.
    R.I.P. Michael. Evalyn in California

    July 2, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  15. Maria João

    Who could imagine that a few days later he would be gone. I'm 44 and I spent my youth dancing to his music. R.I.P. Michael Jackson

    Maria João, Lisbon,Portugal

    July 2, 2009 at 4:59 pm |
  16. Betty

    He was looking great, this is the way I want to remember him. Thank you for the video Anderson.

    July 2, 2009 at 4:57 pm |
  17. Vicky Murphy

    May god bless Michael's soul and hiS grieving family,friends, and fans. I'm sure he's looking down and thanking millions of people who loved and supported him all these years. Gob Bless you, Michael!!

    July 2, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  18. karen-

    I'm sorry, but it just seems to me that Michael Jackson was overdosed by that doctor..Although he did have a problem with drugs,he didnt' let drugs beat him..In my opinion, it was negligence on the doctor's part..
    He was a great entertainer. He was loved by many fans and will be sadly missed...It saddens me that much of the black community are trying to turn it racial..No one cared if MJ was white or black..He was an entertainer!

    July 2, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  19. Teresa... E. TN

    I see the video and it only makes me feel so proud of his family for the choices they have made regarding laying Michael to rest. For years – half the world loved him and the other half did all they could to turn him into a spectacle. The truths about a treasure that gave to the world only to have it all backfire into a corner of isolation and pain. The pressure and the abuse. The loneliness. Yet the heart hung in there as long as possible. The world went crazy. And knowledge of his death only feeds the fire of that craziness. The family sees this. And they're doing what they can to let the last thing done for Michael be a rightfully deserved act of respect so fitting for the incredible gift God gave us all – and was taken for granted. I'm happy for Michael. He wins. No more isolation. He can be whatever he wants to be now. He wins. Joe Jackson lives longer than him. And Michael finally gets to say all that he really felt about the childhood stolen from him.

    July 2, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  20. lisa worthington

    it just shows what a wonderful entertainer he was..........god i'll miss him

    July 2, 2009 at 4:41 pm |
  21. Tinisha

    He was doing what he does best. The world has lost a great performer, his children have lost their father, and his private physicians should be held accountable if they in fact administered drugs that lead to his cardiac arrest.

    July 2, 2009 at 4:39 pm |
  22. William

    He looked a little more causes with some moves. But I have to say I think he could have done the 50 shows from what I see on that video.

    July 2, 2009 at 4:39 pm |
  23. Chris, Southern Oregon

    Bittersweet. Strangely, the first thought when I saw the face and hair is that he looks a bit like The Joker from "Dark Knight".

    July 2, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
  24. Leslie

    Its always sad when this occurs so unexpected and fast!! He looked fine in the video and I hope they arrest anyone involved in his early demise... We need to start holding these doctors responsible for things like this – no amount of money is worth this kind of loss...

    July 2, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
  25. Thinking

    *Cindy - / ?????, We do not know that indeed, it was he, (Michael Jackson), that, 'LET', drugs beat him, what we, 'KNOW', is that Michael was looking great and then less then 48 hours later he was dead!

    Thinking..Planet Earth

    July 2, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
  26. Abimbola

    Awesome, Awesome Michael...forever the greatest

    Abimbola
    Lagos, Nigeria

    July 2, 2009 at 4:37 pm |
  27. Mari

    I still can't believe it. I was a fan forever! He's only 3 years older than me. I grew up just loving his talent and his presence. I feel terrible for his children and his family and so badly for him that his life was so hard and sad, he really was a beautiful soul trapped in a lonely, saddened body. I hope he is at peace. He will be his children's angel.

    July 2, 2009 at 4:35 pm |
  28. Sharon B.

    Anderson, please verify if Michael Jackson had Lupus and the impact Lupus has on the body. I would like to see a Lupus expert speak on the amount of pain Lupus patients experience.

    thank you

    July 2, 2009 at 4:32 pm |
  29. Dee

    that was awesome! I will 4-ever be a michael Jackson fan! he was genious and his spirit will live on through his music and his many fans!

    D.... NJ

    July 2, 2009 at 4:27 pm |
  30. OneNicci

    I knew Michael was in fine form. This video proves it. His life was surrounded by so many lies people told about him.So many have and will continue to make careers out of trashing him. I just hope WE will be allowed to know the truth about what killed him. Now he is resting in peace, something he could not do while he was alive anywhere on earth.

    July 2, 2009 at 4:24 pm |
  31. casey nunez

    Crazy To Now Realize this Was Filmed Less Than 48 Hours Before His Passing.

    July 2, 2009 at 4:21 pm |
  32. Katie

    Even in rehearsals he radiated talent. Man. That tour he was about to start would probably blow our minds like no other. We can only dream about what success it would have accomplished and would've raised the bar for other artists.

    July 2, 2009 at 4:21 pm |
  33. rosemary

    Yes he was a great entertainer, I grew up with his music. This is what drugs do they cut you life short and take you from you family that love you. there a three lonely children now. what will happen to them without the love of their dad. People need to wake up about the drugs that are prescript to you from you doctor. NO THEY ARE NOT SAVE. They are save only when taken the way you should. think of all the entertainers we lost because of this.

    July 2, 2009 at 4:18 pm |
  34. Donna

    Ditto, Cindy.....
    What a shame to let drugs end your life...
    Donna from GA.

    July 2, 2009 at 4:17 pm |
  35. Shevonna

    So sad. He looked so happy performing. I'm really bummed because his concerts were gonna be so awesome! He will stay forever in my heart and iPod. I love you Michael Jackson!!!!

    July 2, 2009 at 4:15 pm |
  36. Eileen

    That was wonderful. I think all those who are saying he died because he was trying to get out of the concert tour ought to see this. This man was READY for the tour. And I would have loved to have seen the enormous come back that this concert tour would have created. Such an incredibly amazing talent! What an awful loss! No words can come close to defining the pain of this tragedy.

    July 2, 2009 at 4:09 pm |
  37. Michelle Johnson, Lomita, CA

    Michael doesn't have his usual energy in the video; he looks tired and out of breath. Too many meds must have been weakening his heart for years.

    July 2, 2009 at 4:06 pm |
  38. Michelle

    I can tell the show would've been amazing to see. I will keep my memories of their last concert (Jackson 5) with me always.

    July 2, 2009 at 4:05 pm |
  39. Bridget

    He seems so full of life and still can dance like he was 20. It really is a shame that such a wonderful entertainer and person passed so soon, when it looks like he going to make an amazing comeback.

    July 2, 2009 at 4:05 pm |
  40. margit

    if insomnia was was that serious an issue, and he needed the rest in order to keep rehearsing and perform...and...no sleeping aids had helped...we have never walked in the shoes of such physical stress. is it any wonder he was desperate? prosecute the dr. to the fullest.

    July 2, 2009 at 4:04 pm |
  41. Sophie

    Well every story has endings and it's sad that people now realize how Micheal Jackson was a huge story and now that he is gone everybody is sad, but when he was living alot of people was saying despising stuff about the king of pop.
    Strange how the world is.???
    WE WILL MISS HIM EXTREMELY, HE IS THE ONE THAT STARTED ALOT OF MUSIC HISTORY....

    Love you Micheal !!

    July 2, 2009 at 4:03 pm |
  42. Donna

    Beautiful!

    July 2, 2009 at 4:02 pm |
  43. Minomi

    OMG, I can't control my tears. He seemed to be in a pretty good health, I just can't believe this, still in shock 🙁 We will miss him, we were just not lucky enough to see him perform one last time. Thanks for the vid. 🙂
    may he rest in peace.
    RIP Angel.

    July 2, 2009 at 3:58 pm |
  44. John, GA

    The mighty and the best has fallen. God, why? Micheal, may your gentle soul be blessed.

    July 2, 2009 at 3:58 pm |
  45. Mimi

    Michael looks and sounds great and this footage shows that his U.K. concert would have been extraordinary. Seeing him sing and dance just two days before he died makes his untimely death ever more of a tragedy. In reference to comments about how he was "frail," he's always been extremely lean. The first time CNN showed the video you didn't cut the ending - at the very end as the lights are dimmed MJ smiles. Please let the entire video run. (Summit, NJ)

    July 2, 2009 at 3:52 pm |
  46. Cindy

    Thanks for the vid. Sad to see it and to realize that a great entertainer is gone. He seemed in great health and spirits to me. Too bad he let drugs beat him.

    Cindy..Ga.

    July 2, 2009 at 3:33 pm |