Most of us remember Michael Jackson, who died in 2009, as the powerhouse singer, dancer, and entertainer who brought us legendary, timeless hits. But the “real him” suffered from mental illness, a childhood full of abuse, and identity issues. Recently, a documentary has gone through Jackson’s many changes, and even given us a look at how he might have appeared today, had he not had any plastic surgery.
1This is young Michael Jackson, the way most would probably prefer to remember him. The breakout star of the Jackson 5, this little boy had more talent in his pinky finger than most of us combined. Little did he know that he was about to embark on a lifetime of successes.
2But as he got older, Jackson was not without his demons. He suffered abuse as a kid, and as he grew up, he started to question his own identity. At the time, mental illness was stigmatized in a way it isn’t today (or at least to a higher degree than it is now), and Jackson’s demands went relatively unnoticed.
3Slowly but surely, he began to change his appearance. Many of us remember this, the product of a lifetime of identity-altering surgeries and procedures.
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