Anorak | The Pyjama Game

The Pyjama Game

by | 11th, March 2005

‘IT’S a sure sign we are all getting older when the Mirror carries a story about Michael Jackson’s bad back.

You know it’s Bad

Rightly, this is front-page news, serving as a message to everyone that no matter how much oxygen you swallow, how many nips and tucks you subject your body to and how young your friends are, you will still grow old.

You may even, like the singer, suffer from a “serious back problem”, causing you to be rushed to a hospital.

But time was pressing, and Jackson had just a few hours to make the 35 mile trip from his sick bed to the Santa Maria courthouse where his accuser Gavin Arvizo was due to testify.

How cruel that on this most testing of days for the 15-year-old, when all the world would avidly tune into his every word, the prince of pop should go lame and add to the growing tension.

No wonder the paper says that “disbelieving” judge Rodney Melville was angry, ordering Jackson to return to court under threat of jail and revocation of his $3million bail.

Jackson heard the call, and like some modern day Lazarus, he rose from his sick bed, climbed into a car and sped to his date with destiny.

And so it was that

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