Michael Jackson’s one-time associate, Bubbles the chimp, has penned a tell-all diary which chronicles his life with the recently deceased King of Pop.
The tome, Bubbles: My Secret Diary, From Swaziland to Neverland, will be released by publisher John Blake, who says the spoof memoir was a "collection of very personal and honest entries from [Bubbles''] diary," giving readers the "whole story" of the chimpanzee's life, reports The Telegraph.
It details how he escaped from an "awful childhood" in a research clinic, and "adopted a struggling young singer".
The memoirs, which includes how Bubbles dealt with the recent death of Michael, are also set to examine the slightly darker aspects of Bubbles'' career, including his 2,000-dollar-a-day banana addiction, depression, romantic conquests, and the "vicious rivalry" with Tarzan star Cheeta.
Blake said: “Behind his seemingly-perfect life of glamorous friends, gold-plated tyre swings, and personal chefs, there is a dark history of medical experiments, addiction and loss. But Bubbles has fought against his personal and professional problems and, with his help of man-pet Michael Jackson, he has grown to become bigger than King Kong—figuratively speaking."
The 26-year-old chimp, who lives in the animal sanctuary where he was taken in 2003 after becoming too aggressive to live alongside Jackson''s baby son Prince Michael II, had lived at Jackson''s Neverland ranch and sat in on recordings for the Bad album, even travelling to Japan with the singer on tour.
The book is available in October.