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When he had acne as a teenager, he was too embarrassed to go out in public. He no longer looked at people as he talked to them.His playful personality changed and he became quieter and more serious.Throughout the Eighties, he dreamt up bizarre stunts and stories that were leaked to the Press.One favourite ploy was to use outlandish disguises on conspicuously extravagant shopping trips.He also told the world that he slept in an oxygen chamber that would enable him to live to be 150.It was a complete fiction, but word of Michael's latest wacky exploit spread round the globe, helping to sell more records on the way.Aides covered his blazing hair with a blanket and ice, and prepared to hustle him out of the back door to an ambulance.But for once Jackson insisted on using the front door, in full view of fans and photographers. That night, footage was shown across the world of the stricken star, bandaged and in agony, being rushed to hospital - but managing to raise a sequin-gloved hand in a weak salute. For a while, this strategy of selfpromotion was brilliantly successful as Jackson convinced himself that he could manipulate his image and control how he was portrayed.
Here, he explains how Jackson's hatred of his bullying father made him want to look as different as possible to him, fuelling his addiction to plastic surgery. Call the CIA.' Lisa was discovered in a bar down the street, quietly sipping a martini. Fame distorted his thinking and it left him never really understanding ordinary people.
But the danger of this drive for self-promotion was that it became open season for any invented story.
Reports appeared that he had seen John Lennon's ghost and was speaking chimp language to his pet ape Bubbles.
Since he refused to give any interviews in an effort to maintain his inscrutability, the stories spread without contradiction or explanation.
Jackson's carefully nurtured image spun out of his control.
He became a victim of the weird mythology he had set out to create.