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MJ's

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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31.

joann    

this is to much!!!! i can believe TMZ is putting this on internet. Nothing can stay private even not after his dead.
R.I.P. Michael , you had to go trough that, but most of all you became the King of Pop anyway. No wonder you had to go on the painkillers.. it must had been hard for you. xxx from Holland

1873 days ago
32.

BabyGirl    

Poor Michael! I truly believe his life would've been so different if it never happened! He probably wouldn't have started to take pain pills!

1873 days ago
33.

JANE DOE    


OMG-- THAT POOR MAN!!!

1873 days ago
34.

Emma    

I'd always heard he did that spin to try and put out the fire. He must have felt it! In a wierd way this was the start of his downfall :-(

1873 days ago
35.

Chico    

This is just horrific and I think MJ would have been mortified to have the world see how badly his scalp was burned. There are some things that are better off not exposed to the media and the world. That being said, I watched it, so I guess I'm as guilty as anyone else. Poor MJ.

1873 days ago
36.

uuuhhooohh!!!    

I thought it was worst than that. My bro burnt his leg from gasoline and matches as a kid. it's much worst.

1873 days ago
37.

other side of the world    

ooh my god.... i could see the flesh on Michael's head...... he must've been in extreme pain! god when you let that happen to Michael!!!?? he had a thick afro and he was so concentrated on dancing, didn't even feel it until the fire got to his skin!!! OMG OMG OMG.... it makes me sick to the stomach seeing Michael in pain ;-(

1873 days ago
38.

faith    

so sad for him the pain must have been unbearable.

1873 days ago
39.

JANE DOE    


RIP MJ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1873 days ago
40.

photoTristan    

His scalp is blacker than his face. Hmm.

Also, it couldn't have been that painful, he didn't even know he was burning and kept dancing until people tackled him.

1873 days ago
41.

JANE DOE    


#34 "HANK"
YOU ARE SOME HEARTLESS RACIST HATER!
PROUD OF YOURSELF??

1873 days ago
42.

Believe Tabloids Much?    

Man, when vidoes like this start to get released it really makes me wonder where society is headed......i think we're headed for doom. RIP MJ - Not only a GREAT performer but a WONDERFUL human being as well.

1873 days ago
43.

Las Vegas Greg    

Kids.

25.years.ago
Rehab is a month, at most.
Blame the pederast.

Oh good, you all get to look up pederast now.
Name fits pefectly.

It was time for dude to die.

1873 days ago
44.

mommy    

why did it take so long for those other men on the set to run up to him to help? Clearly the flames were above his head.

1873 days ago
45.

majcm    

I didn't see any of his BROTHERS jump in to help him. Did anyone else see any of the actual JACKSON BROTHERS in there helping? I saw one toward the end looking on but didn't even put down his damn guitar! Yeah those Jackson brothers really loved Michael. I think they have all been jealous their whole lives of him and of course they wouldn't help him beat his addiction. HE was the breakout star, not them. Now, mom and the girls, don't know...maybe they did try. Whether they did or not, he's gone. Burns are the worst pain you can have, so I see how he got addicted. Poor, poor guy.

1873 days ago
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