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Michael Jackson was a vegetarian singer and musician known as The King of Pop

Lived: August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009
Birth place: Gary, Indiana

Michael Joseph Jackson was an African American pop rock icon and an international pop star. He was also known as The King of Pop who made famous the dance also known as "moonwalk." Jackson first stepped into the spotlight as a child in the music group, The Jackson Five, where he sang and danced with his brothers. Michael Jackson enjoyed a long music career and sold millions and millions of albums worldwide, including his famous albums, Thriller, Bad, and others. His sister, Janet Jackson, is also a popular recording artist who has also released many albums. In the late 1990s and into the 200s, Michael Jackson was embroiled in many controversies which lead to the subsequent sale of his Neverland Ranch in Santa Barbara California, an amusement park like compound that was his home.


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i never knew he was a veggie..thats brillant!

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he was not a vegetarian.

It seems that Michael was a strict vegetarian for years until his doctors pressured him into eating chicken and fish for supposed health reasons. However, Michael was a vegetarian at heart. "(...) I go through these serious food crises when I could go weeks without eating. I take stuff to keep weight on. What turns me off is that I don't like eating anything that used to be alive and now it's dead on my plate. I want to be a strict vegetarian, but my doctors keep trying to throw in chicken and fish." (From "The Michael Jackson Tapes" by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, p. 232) He also cared about fish, though. ^^ When his son Prince said he wanted to go fishing, Michael answered, "I'll take you fishing one day as long as we throw the fish back in the water after we catch it." (p. 255) A truly beautiful man. So, Michael was what some might call a semi-vegetarian for a large part of his life but also a strict vegetarian for years. In his Moonwalk biography which was released in 1988 he speaks about his vegetarian diet and states that he does not eat fish or chicken. I hope this answers your questions.

Hi Chikenfluff(cant believe this username here!:) ) Doctors know very little or nothing about nutrition. Especially conventional medicine doctors. Even if they do, its not true that you must eat meat for health reasons/ body type etc. Its a myth that they themselves believe in , unfortunately. I know many doctors in the US who dont think so. Lance Armstrong- the celebrity athlete who came out of cancer recently is a vegan. So, pls reconsider. Thanks.

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