facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Michael Jackson skips birthday bash

July 23, 2005 at 6:28 PM   |   Comments

BERLIN, July 23 (UPI) -- Hundreds of fans were in Berlin this weekend to help Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson celebrate his 76th birthday.

However, the most famous member of the Jackson clan -- Michael -- was nowhere to be seen, the BBC reported Saturday.

Jermaine Jackson told the BBC the California child-molestation trial tore his brother "apart mentally" and "he needs his rest right now."

The rest of the Jackson family -- including sisters Janet and La Toya -- were on hand for the bash, joined by a number of fans dressed like Michael.

Michael Jackson, meanwhile, posted birthday greetings to his father on his Web site.

He has not been seen in public since he was acquitted in the California case.

© 2005 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Teresa and Joe Giudice distant since sentencing Teresa and Joe Giudice distant since sentencing
2
Uma Thurman's look-alike daughter, Maya, attends film premiere with her mom Uma Thurman's look-alike daughter, Maya, attends film premiere with her mom
3
Heidi Montag conveys 'empathy' for Renee Zellweger Heidi Montag conveys 'empathy' for Renee Zellweger
4
Donnie Wahlberg 'wonderful' in bed, says Jenny McCarthy Donnie Wahlberg 'wonderful' in bed, says Jenny McCarthy
5
Shania Twain announces new album and tour Shania Twain announces new album and tour
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback