Michael Jackson: A Star Outside, Mr Lonely Inside

If we talk about the era of 1980 to 2001, then we must say that Michael Jackson was rising like a star. From the best-selling album, “Thriller” to his last hit album, “Invincible”, he made a different image that only he was capable to compete with. In his stardom, all that the world could see the person, who was the best entertainer on the planet but nobody could see the person off stage. He was fighting the Media-persons and the ‘Michael Jackson-haters’ alone. But, the most surprising thing is that, after all the false allegations and the litigations, he managed to keep that smile on his face.

Today, the world says that Michael Jackson lived a royal life, had a great amount of money and was so perfect and happy that he could get whatever he wanted. The world needs to know that behind that limelight, there was this person who was totally different from what he was represented by the Media.

“Stranger in Moscow”, the song that was released during the “History” Era, materializes his inner desolation and the feeling of being totally lonely and deceived by his trusted ones.

“Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed “, depicts the extent of discouragement that he carried with him.

During his interview with the Rabbi Shmuley, who worked with Michael on the “Heal The Kids” charitable initiative, Michael himself said, “Whenever I walk on the road at night, I see people gazing at me and at that time I desperately want to ask them if they want to be my friend”. When Rabbi Shmuley was asked about Michael, he said, “the singer was a tortured soul”.

Certainly, he was very lonely and after being humiliated by the tabloids and the paparazzi for years, desperately looking for the common people to become his friends. Behind that beautiful smile, he always tried to hide his pain, tears, anguish, tribulation and the anger for the Media.

According to Dick Gregory, a comedian and a family friend of Michael, ‘Michael always trusted the wrong person’. Dick also said that he advised Michael to be with his family as being alone could be very risky for him. He told him that all the people he trusted had double-crossed him.

If we talk about Jorden Chandler, the boy who made the allegations of Sexual Molestation against Michael in 1993, then what do we conclude? The conclusion is that Michael trusted the boy and his family and allow them to enter his royal home called “The NeverLand”. The important thing that we need to know here is that, How did they return the favour? Well, here comes again an example of how his isolation and solitude became his own enemy.

If we talk about his marital life, then in this chapter too, Michael does not seem that much lucky. When he got married to Lisa Marrie Presley, the only daughter of Alvis Presley, he shocked the world and was very happy as can be seen in his videos and the interview with the Primetime in 1995. But this marriage did not last long and in 1996 they got divorced. Again, the wheel of life came back to where it started revolving from. He was devastated but somehow showed the world his smile, proving how much stronger by heart he was.

“In his final days, Michael Jackson was paranoid, lonely and devastated by the Child Molestation and Sexual Abuse”, mentioned by his personal Ex. Body Guards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard in their book, “Remember The Time: Protecting Michael Jackson In His Final Days “.

It would be no surprise to say that Michael Jackson was not killed by the wrong administration of the Drug named Propofol but, it would be justified enough to say that, it was the Media and the Tabloids that defiled his pure and innocent image, that killed him and of course! the ominous Loneliness that was with him from the day he reached the pinnacle of the Success to the day he passed away mysteriously, leaving all his fans, all over the world in utter Grief and Wonder.

Hello, My name is Tanu Rawat and I work as a content writer in a reputed IT and web designing company. When I was little, I realized that I am very much obsessed with Michael Jackson, not only with his dancing and singing but also how he lived his life. I found that he was a great man who had imbibed humbleness, kindness and generosity. I just want to make people aware of who he actually was and not, what media represented him.