The late pop king Michael Jackson had predicted a coronavirus-like global pandemic, which is why he wore a face mask despite being ridiculed, ex-bodyguard claims.
Matt the Fiddes, who worked for the singer for a decade, spoke as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread around the world, reports the-sun.com.
He said: "He (MJ) knew that a natural disaster was always there. He was very aware and would always predict that we could be wiped out at any time. That a germ could spread."
"So he sometimes went through four countries in one day and was on planes with people all the time."
Matt Fiddes said he was jokingly asking Michael Jackson not to wear the face mask because he was embarrassed to be clicked with him when he wore it.
"He would say, & # 39; Matt, I can't get sick, I can't let my fans down. I have concerts in front of me. I'm here on earth for a reason. I can't damage my voice, me I have to stay healthy, I don't know who I'm going to meet today, I don't know what I could pass on. & # 39; "
To what Jackson, who died in 2009, would say today about the outbreak, Matt Fiddes added: "I know exactly what he would say to people now and that was & # 39; s. I told you.
"Then he would groan that nobody would listen to him because when he said things like that people didn't take him seriously, they called him & # 39; Wacko Jacko & # 39; and all that."
"But you're not going to be the greatest superstar in the world and not intelligent. This guy was damn intelligent. But I knew him."