NEW YORK, Aug. 5 -- Michael Jackson and his bride, Lisa Marie Presley-Jackson, flew to Budapest Friday for a video shoot and visits to children's hospitals in their first public appearances together since their secret marriage in May. Jackson's press spokesman, Lee Solters, said the rock star's video work is expected to take two days and involves trailers for his upcoming album, 'History.'
Solters said the couple will visit two children's hospitals in Budapest on behalf of Jackson's Heal the World Foundation and will distribute truckloads of toys to patients. 'They may visit other countries in Europe, but nothing is definite yet,' said Solters. It was the first time the Jacksons were known to have left their Trump Tower penthouse apartment together, although they were reported to have attended a concert by Jackson's sister, Janet, at Radio City Music Hall last week. The couple confirmed earlier this week reports of their marriage in the Dominican Republic. On Thursday it was reported they would perform on stage together at a musical tribute to the bride's father, Elvis Presley, in Memphis Oct. 8, but Solters would not comment. Proceeds from the show featuring Jon Bon Jovi, Elton John, Willie Nelson, and The Judds and a subsequent video and album to be released on PolyGram's Island Records will be donated to two charities, the T.J. Martell Foundation and the Memphis-based St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. It will be Jackson's first public performance since the 'Jackson Family Honors' concert last February in Las Vegas while he was under investigation by California authorities for alleged child molestation.