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Michael Jackson

Black Surgical Mask Fetching

Over $20,000 at Auction

4/26/2012 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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A black surgical mask that Michael Jackson allegedly wore the night before he died in 2009 has hit the auction block -- and the bids have already surpassed $20,000.

According to the auction house -- Nate D. Sanders Auctions -- MJ wore the mask (above) while rehearsing for his "This Is It" concert tour on June 24th, 2009 ... the singer's last ever rehearsal.

The auction house claims the mask  -- made of silk fabric, personally designed by the King of Pop -- contains visible traces of MJ's stage make-up along with a strand of his black hair.

One of MJ's former bodyguards was in possession of the mask, and swears by its authenticity. MJ famously wore surgical masks outdoors as a form of disguise.

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The auction ends April 30th -- and bidding has already reached $21,190. The auction house estimates the mask will sell for $50,000-$150,000.

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136.

Daybreaker    

MJ fans are like a bunch of idiotic dim wits that come to battle emptied handed. Good things they got slaughtered. They will hide away from public eyes for a long time licking their wounds.

Hi Mymymy if you see this, maybe you can tell me, are there just not enough mj fans in the real world or they just hide in the closet? Because, I have never come to meet any mj fans face to face in real life. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm...

874 days ago
138.

Alice(from Romania)    

Shout

Ignorance of people purchasing diamonds and necklaces,
And barely able to keep the payments up on their lessons,
And enrolled in a class and don't know who the professor is,
How low people go for the dough and make a mess of things,
Kids are murdering other kids for the fun of it,
Instead of using their mind or their fist, they put a gun in it
Wanna be a part of a clique, don't know who's running it,
Tragedy on top of tragedy you know it's killing me.
So many people in agony, this shouldn't have to be,
Too busy focusing on ourselves and not His Majesty,
There has to be some type of change for this day and age,
We gotta rearrange and flip the page,
Living encaged like animals and cannibals,
Eating each other alive just to survive the nine to five,
Every single day is trouble while we struggle and strive
Peace of mind's so hard to find.

I wanna shout, throw my hands up and shout
What's this madness all about
All this makes me wanna shout
You know it makes me wanna shout,
Throw my hands up and shout
What's this madness all about
All this makes me wanna shout, c'mon now

Problems, complications and accusations
Dividing the nations and races of empty faces
A war is taking place.
No substitution for restitution, the only solution for peace
Is increasing the height of your spirituality.
Masses of minds are shrouded, clouded visions
Deceptions and indecision, no faith or religion, how we're living.
The clock is ticking, the end is coming, there'll be no warning,
But we live to see the dawn.

How can we preach, when all we make this world to be
Is a living hell torturing our minds.
We all must unite, to turn darkness to light,
And the love in our hearts will shine.

We're disconnected from love, we're disrespecting each other
Whatever happened to protecting each other
Poisoned your body and your soul for a minute of pleasure,
But the damage that you've done is gonna last forever.
Babies being born in the world already drug addicted and afflicted,
Family values are contradicted.
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust, the pressure is building and I've had enough.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrYckQVnbx8&feature=related

874 days ago
140.

HumanNature    

THE GREATEST SINGING VOICE OF ALL TIME IS THE "QUEEN OF SOUL", ARETHA FRANKLIN!!!


GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!!!

874 days ago
141.

HumanNature    

WINNING WHAT????


FOR BEING SHAMEFULLY "STUPID"!!!

874 days ago
142.

HumanNature    

PEOPLE ARE FLOCKING TO SEE MICHAEL JACKSON CIRQUE DU SOLEIL!!!


THE "KING" MUSIC IS TIMELESS!!!

874 days ago
143.

HumanNature    

DON'T BE MAD "QUACKING" RABIDS!!!!


THE "KING" IS ALREADY IN THE HISTORY BOOKS!!!


AND THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT!!!


LONG LIVE THE KING OF "ALL" MUSIC, MICHAEL JACKSON

874 days ago
145.

Dose Of Reality    

Sure stuperfans, flock to see the Cirque show. They are giving you something MJ hasn't been able to for more than a decade before his death. MJ's talents have always been greatly exaggerated and he was nowhere near capable of putting on a live show, especially on a consistent basis. The only thing he was capable of is hiding away like a scared little child hoping that people would feel sorry for him.

874 days ago
146.

HumanNature    

AND YOU EXPECT ANY "GREAT" ENTERTAINER TO CONTINUALLY TO PERFORM 24/7 365 DAYS IN ANY GIVEN YEAR!!!!


YOUR COMMENT IS TOTALLY ABSURD!!!


MJ MUSIC IS WHY PEOPLE ARE FLOCKING TO CIRQUE DU SOLEIL!!!


MJ BEEN IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY SINCE HE WAS 5 YEARS OLD!!!


YOU COULDN'T EVEN LAST A SECOND!!!


MJ ALREADY PROVED HE'S TIMELESS AND LONGEVITY!!!!


IDIOT

874 days ago
147.

HumanNature    

STILL WAITING FOR ANY CURRENT MUSIC ARTIST TO OUT DO "THRILLER"!!!


STILL HOLDING ITS OWN AFTER 30+ YEARS AND COUNTING AS BEING THE "#1 SELLING ALBUM OF ALL TIMES" IN THE WORLD!!!


STOP HATING!!!

874 days ago
148.

Dose Of Reality    

StupidNature,
Actually his "world record achievements" are constantly being overshadowed by today's performers.

Also, when did Thriller come out?
How many years before his death was his last tour?
He was by no means a prolific performer and was riding his early successes for years. His "vocalizations" (I can't even call most of it singing) and "dancing" were a joke for such a long time and he had become a parody of himself.
How long do you think he would have lasted on the planned tour? It most likely would have been cancelled within the first month. A wise man once said "TeHeHe *PLOP*".


Tributes are all you've had for a long time so why shouldn't you have them now as well.
Also, once again, I'd like to point out that many of his successes were not solely his own but were the collaborations of many successful people in the industry.


Stuperfans such as yourself have always lived in a fantasy land of what MJ's publicists wanted you to believe, why should it change now?

873 days ago
149.

Dose Of Reality    

Let me tell you the story of a man...

He had a difficult childhood and seemed to overcome it yet, it was still an influence throughout his life. He had his own unique look and style. People adored him and lined the streets and filled the greatest concert halls and stadiums in hopes of just getting a glimpse of him. His fans erupted with joy in his presence and he made women hysterical. Both children and men wanted to be him and emulated every aspect of his character they were told of or seen. People would wait for days on end and gather by the tens of thousands just to hear his voice and the supposed wisdom of his words. His supporters would literally do anything for him. He became one of the most famous people in the world and had his face was on the most popular magazines. His fame was so great and the pressures so much that he relied on a team of doctors to provide him with the medicine he needed to go on even though he was supposedly fanatical about his health. However, over time, his medicine got the best of him and his body and mind suffered and he hid himself away for his own safety. Still, although his successes were long gone, and his failures mounting, his supporters turned a blind eye to them and were ever faithful even if he was a shadow of his former self.

Who was that man? Well it could be only one of two people, Michael Jackson or Adolph Hitler. The parallels are astonishing and it truly says something about being famous.

873 days ago
150.

HumanNature    

HEY DUMB AS A ROCK


NOBODY INCLUDING YOU KNOWS WHAT A PERSON CAN DO OR CAN'T DO!!!!


TRY CONCENTRATE ON YOUR OWN ACHIEVEMENTS OR LACK OF!!!


YOU AND THE OTHERS "QUACK" CAN'T ERASE WHAT MJ ALREADY HAVE ACHIEVED!!!


TAKE YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR SIMPLE ASS AND STOP "HATIN"

873 days ago
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