Michael Jackson launches £30m comeback tour
He has been working with Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am and rapper 50 Cent. A source close to Jacko said: "Michael will be back on stage soon. He's been working hard in the studio mixing tracks and getting his vocals back in shape."
It is 25 years since Jacko, 49, released his biggest-selling album Thriller. Recently his career has been in decline as he battles crippling debt and controversy surrounding his private life.
His £750million fortune has dwindled and he is £80million in debt through mounting loans and lawsuits. In 2005 he was cleared of 10 child abuse charges but amassed a £15 million legal bill.
And his 2,700-acre Neverland ranch could still be repossessed after he failed to pay back a £12 million loan in October.
The source added: "Michael's had a tough few years. But he's still a pop legend and wants people to remember him for his music, not his problems."
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