Pop star Michael Jackson refutes ill-health rumours

Mumbai: Michael Jackson has refuted all rumours regarding his ill-health that have been circulating in the media lately.

According to a report in a British newspaper, celebrity biographer Ian Halperin said that Jackson has lost 95 per cent of vision in his left eye and needs a lung transplant that he might be too weak to withstand. Reports also suggested that the pop star icon also has emphysema and chronic gastrointestinal bleeding.

Jackson’s official spokesperson Dr. Tohme Tohme, in response to recent rumors regarding his alleged medical condition, issued a statement saying, "Concerning this author’s allegations, we would hope in the future that legitimate media will not continue to be exploited by such an obvious attempt to promote this unauthorized ‘biography.’ The writer’s wild allegations concerning Mr. Jackson’s health are a total fabrication. Jackson is in fine health, and finalizing negotiations with a major entertainment company and television network for both a world tour and a series of specials and appearances."