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Michael Jackson photographed with puffy fingers

Erstwhile King of Pop Michael Jackson has been pictured with puffy fingers and nails that are in terrible state, the Daily Mail reported. The pop icon is famous for spending millions on plastic surgery of his face, but his fingers and nails appear to be in a terrible state.

world Updated: Feb 09, 2009 06:20 IST

Erstwhile King of Pop Michael Jackson has been pictured with puffy fingers and nails that are in terrible state, the Daily Mail reported.

The pop icon is famous for spending millions on plastic surgery of his face, but his fingers and nails appear to be in a terrible state.

The photographs of the 50-year-old star's hands, who stepped out wearing a surgical mask and black glasses last week, showed signs of ageing and a distinct lack of care.

"His hands looked very discoloured and skin looked like it was dangling from his fingers. His fingernails could only be described as a manicurist's worst nightmare," an onlooker told the paper.

There are reports that the star is suffering from a life threatening disease, a claim denied by his representatives.

Last month Ian Halperin, author of a Jackson biography had claimed the singer was suffering from potentially fatal lung disease.

"Jackson is in fine health, and finalising negotiations with a major entertainment company and television network for both a world tour and a series of specials and appearances" he had said.