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Explosive Pepsi Shoot Video

25 Years Later

7/15/2009 2:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Video from the 1984 Pepsi shoot where Michael Jackson's hair caught fire ... finally released.



The video, obtained by US Magazine, shows exactly what went down when a pyrotechnic mishap ended in Michael's scalp being scorched.

After the accident, Jackson became addicted to painkillers.

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Karen    

So he became addicted to painkillers...too bad no one in his family...who seem to be very sympathetic people...attempted to help this man. I'd also like to know how he was such a great father when he was either in a drug-induced state most of the time, or just plain out of it as if he were going to be undergoing surgery. If it were a person less sympathetic to the drive-by media...let's say a Rush Limbaugh...then I'm sure he'd be the receiver of jokes and put-downs. Agree TMZ?

1823 days ago
17.

danielle    

That was ridiculously horrible. I don't think his hair could of possibly grow back either. Poor MJ

1823 days ago
18.

mDavis    

WOW! The video is so clear. It looks like it was yesterday. That fire spread fast in his hair and he was dancing and not even knowing his jeri curl was on fire. That would of had me on painkillers too! OUCH! He sued Pepsi and gave all the money to charity I believe. No one thinks of Michael as a burn victem, because they masked it so well but this clearly shows the true extent of the damage. Good thing the spin he did kind of put some of it out. You could tell he was feeling the pain at the end because he started jerking. INTENSE!

1823 days ago
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engel    

OMG. He kept on dancing. You can see his burnd scalp. He must have been in horrible pain. There you have it. That's how he got addicted to painkillers.

1823 days ago
20.

ICA stores    

This Guy was just simply fantastic.He didn,t even notice the fire flashes on his head untill when security guys rapidly stepped in to save the Golden boy

1823 days ago
21.

Pookie    

Lots of people have horrible accidents and DON'T become addicted to their
painkillers! This is a lame excuse for his gouging drugs.

1823 days ago
22.

ly9512    

That's so scary. I hate how everyone just crowded him like that though. You'd think after that kind of a burn he would need a little air.

1823 days ago
23.

dun    

Great , Now the morons are going to use it to make fun of him.

1823 days ago
24.

MadisenJackson    

I dont care what anyone says Mickaael was not addicted to anything

1823 days ago
25.

punchapap    

Geri curl = napalm. Mikey's head go BOOM!

1823 days ago
26.

That'sMyRefrain    

The Doctors killed him... Pepsi killed him... his daddy killed him.
COME ON, he killed himself, with drugs.

1823 days ago
27.

cleogirlbird    

Ouch,that looks painful.The injuries from that mishap started the addiction spiral.

1823 days ago
28.

John Galt for President 2012    

I always knew Jacko was FLAMING HOMO. This proves it.

1823 days ago
29.

Susie    

OMG, this breaks my heart!

1823 days ago
30.

rocket scientist    

Too much Afro- Sheen

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