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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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46.

Nancy    

OMG!! That is horrific!! His enitre head looks like it's on fire! No wonder he didn't have any hair! Why has this been covered up for so long? To keep up the image of hair for the fans?? Good Lord the man could've used a little empathy through out the years!

1823 days ago
47.

dizzylizzy    

that was the beginning of his end.........
:(

i know people who've been injured at work also....and become addicted to painkillers. its too much.

R.I.P. MJ.

1823 days ago
48.

Kim    

Perez is so f'd up! why would he do this?: http://www.931theparty.com/cc-common/gallery/display.html?album_id=948 Not good.

1823 days ago
49.

Dina    

Hair is flammable with or without oil. Don't believe it? Hold a Bic to your freshly shampooed locks and then come back and report (wait until it dries, though).

1823 days ago
50.

jnia    

So sad, poor guy, rest in peace

1823 days ago
51.

John Galt for President 2012    

It was just a case of spontaneous human combustion. Sometimes people just burst into flames. Of course soaking your Fro in napalm doesnt exactly help things.

1823 days ago
52.

stalkers are scum    

I had a bag of chips that I decided to get rid of, by throwing on a fire...What an explosion that created...Those fireworks should never have been anywhere near a gelled head...

1823 days ago
53.

ly9512    

34. 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.

Posted at 1:54PM on Jul 15th 2009 by Hank

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Are you kidding me? It had to burn through his hair first, then get to his skin to trigger his nerves to then let him know that he was burning and that it was painful.

I'm sorry, but I don't remember when third degree burns didn't "hurt that much".

1823 days ago
54.

Secret    

"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?"

Posted at 1:45PM on Jul 15th 2009 by Karen

Huh?? Are you suggesting that Michael Jackson was the receiver of jokes and put-downs? Have you been on the same planet as the rest of us for the past twenty years, Karen?! Michael Jackson's entire life had become a joke to the media and especially sites like TMZ. His entire personal life was put under a microscope and mocked.

Wow... Just, wow...

1823 days ago
55.

loveMJ4evr    

horrible!! so painful! to know that this mishap has caused a lifetime of pain and anguish is tragic.

1823 days ago
56.

Mini    

Horrible!! MJ suffered the pain for 25 years long.........finally he can RIP. God bless you, MJ.

1823 days ago
57.

NYC    

can TMZ post anything else besides MJ stuff?? Is this going to be like this forever? they should cange their name to "all about MJ." Is there anything else out there to entertain us??

1823 days ago
58.

Secret    

"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?"

Posted at 1:45PM on Jul 15th 2009 by Karen

Huh?? Are you suggesting that Michael Jackson was NOT the receiver of jokes and put-downs? Have you been on the same planet as the rest of us for the past twenty years, Karen?! Michael Jackson's entire life had become a joke to the media and especially sites like TMZ. His entire personal life was put under a microscope and mocked.

Wow... Just, wow...

I hope that was sarcasm on your part.

1823 days ago
59.

Interracial facial    

That freak accident moment marked the beginning of his downfall. After that he became addicted to plastic surgery and drugs.

1823 days ago
60.

Stefi    

Oh my god poor baby . THat must hurt as hell!. R.I.P dear king of pop :(!

1823 days ago
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