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The Hulk trains Michael Jackson ahead of London concerts

June 19, 2009

Michael Jackson will need to be supremely fit to perform a series of 50 shows in London starting next month. The dates are fast approaching. Who better to get the so-called Kinmichael-jacksong of Pop into royal shape than bodybuilder and actor Lou Ferrigno, who was known for having fast-growing muscles playing The Incredible Hulk on television in decades past.

Ferrigno’s wife, Carla, on Thursday told Reuters that her husband has been helping Jackson train in advance of the shows.

“He’s known Michael 15 years,” Carla Ferrigno said. “He used to train him a long time ago and now he’s doing it again.”

lou-ferrigno-jason-segelBut Carla Ferrigno would not give details on the workout regimens. A spokesman for Jackson did not return a call.

 The only question is, will the Ferrigno workouts allow Michael Jackson to mimic the Hulk’s ability to turn into a man of brawn within seconds of getting angry? That would be a show ranking right up there with the headlock Ferrigno put on actor Jason Segel in this year’s movie “I Love You, Man.”


Wow!I guess Zack was right all along!

Posted by Base242 | Report as abusive

Hey Zack, how do you feel now? Idiot!

Posted by gus | Report as abusive

Today’s news makes it official that the 50 concerts will not be happening.My heart and prayers are with his mother.

Posted by Norma Perfect | Report as abusive

And so it ends1958-2009

Posted by Bill | Report as abusive

I love you Michael. RIP

Posted by Gail | Report as abusive

They just announced that Michael Jackson died of cardiac arrest today. Let us all remember that he was one of the most beloved artists of our generation. May God Bless his children and his family at this difficult time.

Posted by Christina | Report as abusive

Micheal has passed a left a big legend on this planet. The King of Pop has died with he moon boots on.Rest now Micheal and yes it was a wild ride. But you knew it would be.Dan

Posted by Dan Mant | Report as abusive

Everyone that has ever talked bad about MJ should be ashamed. If you grew up in the 80′s and sat in front of the TV to catch a glimpse of the Moonwalk, you know that no one has been more influential to the music and dance world than MJ!

Posted by YourMama | Report as abusive

weel i hope all the people who wrote negative comments feel guilty now maybe you will think twice before passing comment next time michael jackson R.I.P


Looks like this getting in shape thing was way beyond what a nearly 51 year old could take.It is sad to know of this. I hoped his career would rebound with this set of shows.

Posted by TD | Report as abusive

Wow. What a really sad day. It’s too bad so many people tormented him and gave him so much crap his whole life. =( I hope he has peace now. We <3 you MJ!

Posted by Sara Michelle | Report as abusive

Rest in peace. This world will miss a person that united worldwide with music. Thank you for the music.

Posted by Vasil Petreski | Report as abusive

Sadly, He has been pronounced DEAD at age 50. RIP Michael, a Genius is gone!

Posted by linda | Report as abusive

i feel so sorry for the kids and all his family members cause i’ve been there and it’s not o good feeling

Posted by marva | Report as abusive

It now seems so ironic that a week ago the original poster here said the O2 shows/concerts will not go ahead, and now that prophecy/prediction/assumption (whatever one wants to call it) has come true and these shows will never ever go ahead, not because of poor health but because he has passed away from this world. What a loss to this world to those who appreciated his music

Posted by Wai | Report as abusive

the king is dead, long live the king…

Posted by Fanman | Report as abusive

So, so sad…this day. First, Farrah and now Michael. At least now they can rest in peace. Farrah’s fight is over and Michael goes to his Neverland. I never believed the pedophile stories about Michael, always thought it was a way of getting money out of him. I hope his music will out weigh the nay sayers and we can rememeber him for “We Are the World, Black & White, and Man in the Mirror.” Thriller was great entertainment but his other works were from the heart. He will be missed.

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Posted by marva | Report as abusive

Very sad and very sudden.

Posted by Craig | Report as abusive

Blean, he ain’t been in good shape, neither physically nor mentally. And evidently he doesn’t have such a good heart as you would have hoped, mjlovertown.Although I personally wasn’t a fan of most of his work, it seems to be the end of a music legend. I can’t ignore that and hope that his soul lives on in music as it has done for the past 40 years.

Posted by U2 Rock Rock | Report as abusive

WOW. Make me want to go to the doctor to make sure all this exercise isn’t going to give me a heart attack. MJ had the best doctors and specialist. This is what is scarry….It can happen to any of us at any time. GOD BLESS HIM. Hopefully he finds the peace he really never found in life. God bless the King of Pop. This funeral will be sad. A piece of my childhood dies today. I am a child of the 80′s.

Posted by mrsly69 | Report as abusive

His hits will resonate forever. His talent is everywhere for us to listen.He may have or may have not TOUCHED little Johnny. Hate him or don’t; you can stress him out to death, but you can’t kill his brilliant work.

Posted by Eli Borrelli | Report as abusive

can’t believe he’s dead. apparently he died of a cardiac arrest n_dead_TMZrest in peace micheal.


Michael Jackson, we love, appreciate and embrace your extraordinary achievements as singer, recording artiste and performing artiste and songwriter.We appreciate you for setting very, very high standards in the musical arenas. The unmatachable quality and content of your musical pieces and, your superb delivery on each of your concerts are phenomenal Michael Jackson there is simple none like you.You were chosen by the Almighty God for this musical journey.Michael we all know that you just slipped out of earth to perform in eternity with your Maker, Jehovah God. Your music will forever live on. I do hope that ALL New artistes will see you are the role model because of your incomparable educating, refreshing, and humanitarian and definitely sensible songs, in this century and those to come.Your songs Michael Jackson has healed and will continue to heal and restore some of the many wounded soldiers in all walks. Your songs are like life, to many nations around the globe, and in all local communities. From my reviews, wherever you go, Michael Jackson, may the Peace of the Lord Jehovah God be with you. The God who knows no religion or doctrine. The same God who knows all skin colour, the same God who knows that ALL human being was created with “ONE” Red blood.Michael Jackson, you will always be special to us enjoy your concerts outside of the natural. You are simple rated above all living musical geniusOne LoveJimima

Posted by Jimima Ewers | Report as abusive

at any age a person can have a heart attack.once your time is up on earth, it is time to return to, Michael and Farrah Fawcett.

Posted by wise person | Report as abusive

REMEMBER! The feeling we had when we first heard michael sing BEN…The feeling we had and the chills when we first saw the THRILLER video…Do not listen to the stories, of his personal issues, do not bring up all the plastic surgeries…bring up the talent and the drive and the many hours of entertainment he brought us all….He was an icon,like the man he idolized ELVIS,…think good thoughts for his family and hey up in heaven they are getting a treat…MICHAEL JACKSON AND ELVIS together …RIP Michael and you will be missed

Posted by Bernadette | Report as abusive

The world truly is a better place because of you Michael…this day will be remembered by so many, where were you when the king passed?…rest in peace… at last.

Posted by Gus Ryan | Report as abusive

There seems to be a huge amount of surprise from some people that MJ’s body couldn’t cope with new exercise regimes, especially from JonMaxX.He was almost 51 years old, has been very frail for a long time, and has suffered several bouts of ‘illness’ over recent years. I’d hate to offend anyone by the way I say this but it is true that it’s hardly a surprise.

Posted by U2 Rock Rock | Report as abusive

People can choose to remember the professional life of Michael Jackson as a gifted talent. There will be those who will choose to remember him as a troubled man in his personal life. As his song said…there is good & bad in everyone. I choose to remember the good…and we will always have his music to remember, that good! Peace.- Mark Rentas.


The King of Pop is DEAD, leave your messages of support and remembrance online here.Michael Jackson the most influential musician of our generation has passed away…..Please Share this tribute with all of your friends …..Please join us in remembering the joy and happiness his music brought to so many of us…..Leave messages of support, share stories and remember the one of the Greatest musicians of all time…… ef=logo#/group.php?gid=96211893197&ref=n f


Sorry to break it to you old chaps, but M, Jaxson is dead, you cant stick those hard earned tickets right up your A-holes!!!! Maybe in another life you will see him perform but for now, pay your respects and pray that the gates of heaven will be open for him.Peace!!


I’m afraid that “Zack” (the first poster on this page) will be right. Very unfortunately so. Most important musical star has died today of a heartfailure. All this stress… And now we just have to see if we get our money back!!!


MJ u have always remained face of pop for us.RIP MJ

Posted by Imran | Report as abusive

Michael Jackson, the onetime child star turned King of Pop, died in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon after he stopped breathing in his home and was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center. He was 50 years old.To leave a tribute visit: http://tribute-to-michael-jackson.blogsp


Michael Jackson,Thank you for your music.Rest in peace!Chris Partlandhttp://www.michaeljacksonmemoria


Micheal Jackson R.I.PA positive influence on the worldWe can not judge as we hav’nt steped in his footsteps” So let his legacy thrive in peace “Rest in peace my Brother xxxxxooooo

Posted by DannyJ | Report as abusive

Dear Michael,Thank You…Your friend forever, Mike D.

Posted by Mike D | Report as abusive

You have about as much chance of getting your money back as I have becoming the next Queen of England.

Posted by Lizzy | Report as abusive

thankyou Michael for all the magic you shared with me and the world, God bless you and your family,rip ,Philip

Posted by p wootten | Report as abusive

RIp MICHAEL JACKSONwe always miss u chael-jackson-died.html

Posted by sibangor | Report as abusive

We are so sad and shocked to hear about the death of Michael. He was such a kind man who was simply misunderstood. Our hearts go out to your children and your family. Your legacy will always live on and you will never be forgotten. We will still be hearing your amazingly creative song in years to come. Rest in Peace Michael and be happy. With all of our love to you.

Posted by Emma + Justin | Report as abusive

Working out with lou ferrigno would probably kill me too.Rip Jacko x

Posted by Bob | Report as abusive

Rest in Peace Michael Jackson, and know that in death you still bring the world together.

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MJ,Thank you for the best teen years from the white glove to thriller. It was a blast!Chris Partlandhttp://www.michaeljacksonmemoria


let your songs live on forever and my sorrow to your family

Posted by luke | Report as abusive

Amazing, I can’t believe he’s dead. Future generations need to know him, he was so So Amazing! No one has ever been like him. Everyone wanted to be him, he made you feel good. R. I. P. and live on forever…. Michael Jackson we loved you. I hope to meet him someday when I pass…


Yesterday is the day music died, MJ was an entertainer that changed the face of music. Iconic and legendary, no one will ever compare to him.His music touched the lives of so many. MJ was a one man show, he didn’t need the glizt and glammar like new artists do, he knew how to entertain the crowd.MJ, we will miss you but mostly, we would like to thank you for breaking the racial barrier and uniting so many people, even after death, you have united the world, we love you.I truly believe the media killed him, those jerks destoyed an innocent man, exploited him for his riches and portrayed him to be this monster he never was, he was a great father and a good hearted person. MJ, all your fans stood by your side. We love you MJ, I can’t believe your gone, it’s a sad day for everyone.RIP. xoxoH

Posted by HK | Report as abusive

Michael Jackson.Ever since ive heared your songs i loved you and your songs and in my heart i think you’ll be the king of pop forever. I give all my faith and love to your family and i will never forget. I’ll pray for your family and you.You are my favorouite singer and will always be.I loved the Jackson 5′s as well.R.I.P Michael Jackson and dont be afraid your family is there and its your job to look after them all.Thank you for being born and ill never forget you.x x xMaria xoxo

Posted by Maria | Report as abusive

I am still in shock at the news of Michael Jackson dying. I just can’t beleieve it…we have surely lost an Icon in music. It just won’t be the same. I will always love Michael and everything he stood for…I hate seeing all the hateful remarks in comments left about him and I hope the owners of these sites will delete them…the man was aquitted of all charges…but besides all that, He was a genius in the musical field…Please remember what he did accomplish and remember how his family must be feeling now…I didn’t even know him personally and I can’t stop crying…I’m a 58 year old woman and I love him and his music…God bless his family and his children…Michael, rest in peace…you will be missed! But through your music you will live on within all of us who loved you.

Posted by Marlene Lawson | Report as abusive

I love Michael Jackson and I hope he is now in a magical world. XX

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