Video of Jackson 1984 Pepsi burn accident surfaces

Video of Jackson 1984 Pepsi burn accident surfaces

NEW YORK (AP) -- Us Weekly magazine has obtained video it says shows never-before-seen footage of Michael Jackson's head catching on fire during filming of his 1984 Pepsi commercial.

Jackson suffered severe burns after a pyrotechnics mishap. Still photos of the accident have appeared, but the new video on Us Weekly's Web site shows the moment Jackson's hair caught on fire and the top of his head became engulfed in flames.

Jackson doesn't appear to know his hair is on fire. In the video, he's still dancing as the flames are on his head. When he spins, the flames go out. People on the set tackle him to extinguish the fire. When Jackson emerges, the top of his head is bald.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Stephanie Location: Knoxville on Jul 28, 2009 at 12:51 PM
    This is not "never-before seen footage" - I clearly remember seeing this bit of video on the news after if first happened (yes I am old enough to remember) - 'course I'm willing to bet that most people who work for USWeekly weren't even born in 1984, so naturally this is a big deal to them.
  • by Chip Location: Knoxville on Jul 16, 2009 at 06:17 AM
    Realy..........Who cares is there not more pressing matters for the press to cover than this.


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