AceShowbiz - With his then-concerts came approaching, %cMichael Jackson% apparently didn't want to let down his fans, and had a rehearsal session for the gig on the night before he passed away on June 25. "The show at the Staples Center was amazing. Michael rehearsed 10 or 11 songs," his manager told Billboard.
"He sang and danced, not always at full power, but the way you do for a run-through," the manager continued. "When the show was over, he called me, but I was in the back getting something. He found me, and said, 'Frank, I am so happy.' He said he was just so happy. He said, 'This is really our time.' He put his arm around me."
In another news related to Michael Jackson, %cAkon% said Michael was "just one of the healthiest people" he knew. "I couldn't believe it. Even now, I'm completely confused," so Akon said of the King of Pop's sudden death.
Previously, a source also said that Michael had passed a medical exam to obtain proper insurance for his London gigs, and was supposed to have another examination before he kicks off his London concerts. "He passed the physical and everything was a go," the source revealed.
Michael was originally set to begin his concert at London's O2 Arena on July 13. Soon after he passed away, the tour dates were removed from his official website and replaced with condolences from executives of Sony Entertainment. And recently, the concerts' promoter AEG Live announced full refund for those purchasing tickets for the gig.
"On behalf of the entire AEG organisation we extend our deepest condolences to Michael Jackson's family and friends during this tragic time," so the statement on the promoter' website read. "Full ticket refund information and procedures will be released early next week for all Michael Jackson 'This Is It' shows. Fans are advised to hold onto their ticket vouchers/proof of purchase.