The self-styled King Of Pop ignores the pain of a broken foot to honour his proposed visit to Oxford University, where he will speak on the subject of child welfare...

MICHAEL JACKSON has arrived in the UK, where he will speak to students at OXFORD UNIVERSITY later this week.

Jackson arrived in London from New York yesterday (March 4). He used crutches to help him walk, the result of a broken foot caused by a fall at his home in California last month.

According to this morning’s The Sun newspaper (March 5), Jackson was met by immigration officials from his plane at Heathrow Airport. He avoided the usual immigration controls, instead being shuttled onto a special bus, which transferred him to a waiting limousine.

As previously reported on NME.COM, Jackson is due to speak to members of the Oxford University Union on March 6 on the issue of child welfare. The talk comes as part of his commitment to the ‘Heal The Kids’ foundation, a group who aim to improve relations between parents and children.

While in the UK, the self-proclaimed King Of Pop also intends to appear at a Michael Jackson fan convention in London on March 7.

Jackson’s new studio album is due for release later in the year. Although a release date of June has been cited, US media are speculating the record will not be finished on time. The as-yet-untitled album is said to feature guitar legend Carlos Santana.