NEW YORK: The comeback performance of Michael Jackson at the upcoming World Music Awards in London is being called a “freak show”.

According to newsweek.com, Jackson has reportedly told organisers he is planning to do a live recreation of the graveyard scene from Thriller to finish the show. This will be his first performance since the end of the child abuse case last year. A writer for the London Sun says: “He looks dreadful — I fear it’s going to be a humiliating freak show which he will regret.”

Jackson is to start rehearsals early next week and insiders predict that the practices will not go well and that Jackson will back out citing “dehydration”.