Angry MICHAEL JACKSON fans have taken to the internet to protest the superstar’s decision to delay his July comeback.
Last week Jackson postponed his seven-month London residency by five days, pushing the launch of his This Is It tour back to 13 July.
In a statement, promoters AEG and Jackson’s choreographer Kenny Ortega claimed the extra time was needed to ensure the spectacular show can go off without a hitch.
But the move has angered fans around the world who had already bought expensive plane tickets to fly into London for the shows - and will now have to wait until March 2010 to see their idol live.
A number of devotees have set up an online petition to protest the postponement. The petition reads, "Many of us who had purchased tickets for the opening concerts and have already purchased flight tickets and hotels etc. have received an email informing us of our concerts being rescheduled not two or three weeks but a grand total of 10 months!
"Many of us now are left unable to go or are feeling disappointed in having taken so much effort to get tickets for the opening performances to be put to the very end of the concert run.
"While we have no idea whose fault this is, whether it is the O2, AEG Live or Michael Jackson himself’s decision or fault.
"We the undersigned are asking for the management of the concert to please reconsider this decision."
Jackson has denied the delay was health-related, amid rumors he is suffering from skin cancer.
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