Never agreed to 50 night run

King of Pop Michael Jackson could well be feeling tense ahead of his residency at the O2 Arena, reportedly telling fans that he never agreed to complete 50 dates.

Michael Jackson's planned residency at the O2 Arena is undoubtedly one of the live music events of the year. After 80s synth funk star Prince used a twenty night run to re-launch his career, it seems that Jacko has caught the bug with an astonishing fifty night stint planned at the London venue.

However almost immediately after announcing the shows doubts began to emerge over Michael Jackson's health. With tabloid reports of skin cancer fears, pop pundit Pete Waterman stated that fans should buy tickets to earlier shows in case the singer's health gives out.

True to form, the early shows have been called off. Jackson is apparently not ready to go on stage, and has requested more time to perfect his stage show from his management. The run is his first major live tour in over a decade.

Now it seems that the singer never agreed to complete fifty shows, stating that he may not be up to the stress of finishing the run.

Reports in British tabloid The Sun state that the singer spoke to fans outside of a Los Angeles dance studio, and expressed his doubts over the show. "I don't know how I'm going to do 50 shows," he said of the gigs, which kick off in July.

"I'm not a big eater - I need to put some weight on."

Jackson then criticised promoters, insisting that he only ever intended to play ten shows at the O2 Arena.

"I'm really angry with them booking me up to do 50 shows," he said. "I only wanted to do ten, and take the tour around the world to other cities, not 50 in one place. I went to bed knowing I sold 10 dates, and woke up to the news I was booked to do 50."

Of course, this isn't the only problems Michael Jackson is facing. A promotions company in America has threatened to stop the O2 Arena shows from going ahead, alleging that the singer agreed to take part in a planned Jackson Five reformation.

Michael Jackson is set to kick off his O2 Arena run in July.

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