June 2, 2010 13:08
Lady Gaga: 'I was going to support Michael Jackson at London O2 Arena'
Singer explains she was lined-up for 'This Is It' dates
Lady Gaga has revealed she was set to support Michael Jackson during his 50-date run at the London O2 Arena.
The singer was due to begin the residency at the venue at the time of his death last June.
Speaking to CNN's Larry King, Lady Gaga explained she was one of the artists being lined up to open the shows.
"I was actually asked to open for Michael on his tour. We were going to open for him at the O2 and we were working on making it happen," she explained. "I believe there was some talk about us, lots of the openers, doing duets with Michael onstage."
She added: "But Michael's death was devastating for me, regardless of whether or not I was supposed to go on tour with him. He was such an inspiration and a remarkable human being."
Lady Gaga has since the played the London venue in her own right several times and has announced a new date at the O2 Arena in December.