Michael Jackson cancels TV live comeback

Singer pulled out of a TV performance with 24 hours' notice

Michael Jackson has pulled out of a TV live comeback, citing stage fright.

The singer had been scheduled to sing live on the finale of the ‘American Idol’ TV series on May 21, in front of an audience of around 27 million viewers.

However, The Sun reports that 24 hours before the show Jackson pulled out of the show, saying, “I can’t do it. Everyone will hate me.”

The newspaper also reports that Simon Fuller, the music mogul who previously managed The Spice Girls, is assisting Jackson with his comeback.