MJ would have hated old age: Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda has asserted that late pop star Michael Jackson would have hated growing old as he was extremely scared ofentertainment Updated: Dec 09, 2011 19:16 IST
Jane Fonda has asserted that late pop star Michael Jackson would have hated growing old as he was extremely scared of death.
The actor and the King of Pop became friends in 1980s, and Jackson even stayed with Fonda at her farm in California while she was filming On Golden Pond.
Fonda divulged that the superstar, who died in 2009 at the age of 50, had a ‘meltdown’ when she pointed out the place she wanted to be buried, and she believes that his fear of death was so strong that he would have lived a tormented existence if he had reached old age.
“I remember he was visiting me once, I had a ranch in California, Santa Barbara, and I was walking him around, it was how he was introduced to that area, where he eventually bought Never Never Land (Jackson’s Neverland Ranch),” Contactmusic quoted her as telling CNN.
“I was walking around and showing him around and I pointed to the edge of a cliff and said that was were I was going to be buried and I thought that he was going to have a meltdown."
“The notion that I could countenance the fact that I was going to die was an anathema to him - he screamed. And he talked (about) how he would get into an oxygen tank and he thought that was going to keep him alive forever,” she added.
The 73-year-old said that growing old would have been quite a daunting task for Jackson.
“I think growing old would have been very, very, very difficult for Michael, there were a lot of demons chasing that kid,” the actor revealed.
“It would have been hard for him, I wish it could have happened another way but it’s hard to imagine for someone as tormented as he was could have lived a long, and peaceful and natural life,” she added.
First Published: Dec 09, 2011 19:12 IST