#10 His Spider Man Ambitions
Michael Jackson is arguably the best dancer and entertainer ever. But he wanted to be a Spider Man. He was obsessed of this ambition. Michael Jackson was a little more serious about his obsession. In the late ’90s, he tried to purchase Marvel Comics which had filed for bankruptcy. His dream was to produce a Spider-Manmovie starring himself. Unfortunately for Michael, this venture failed, and the role of Spider-Man went to Tobey Maguire and film finally came together.
Jackson wasn’t done. When he heard of an upcoming X-Men movie, he lobbied hard to get the role of professor X, the mutants’ chrome-domed paraplegic leader. Few roles might have been less appropriate for him. Veteran Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart eventually got the part.
#9 He Had Vitiligo
Vitiligo is a vanishingly rare skin disorder that causes melanin-producing cells to malfunction and fail. And he had Vitiligo. Throughout his youth, Michael Jackson had a medium-brown, African-American complexion, but in the 1980s, his skin lightened considerably. Questioned, Michael claimed that he had a condition called “vitiligo.”
The precise cause is unknown, but it is tied to the autoimmune system. Vitiligo does not operate in a uniform fashion.Michael was very close with his dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein. He even married his nurse, Debbie Rowe, who went on to have Michael’s children, Michael jr. and Paris. The couple divorced in 1999.