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Video: Michael Jackson’s Hair Catches Fire in 1984 Pepsi Commercial

This is the never-before-seen video from the January 27, 1984 Pepsi Commercial where Michael Jackson’s hair caught on fire. This footage was released today, and I’m pretty sure it’s the first time anyone has seen the video footage of the horrific pyrotechnics accident that caused second and third degree burns on Michael Jackson’s head and scalp.

Sources close to Jackson have claimed he was never the same after the 1984 accident.

One said: “His personality totally changed after that incident as drugs began to influence his life.

“He was 25 and full of life before then but after that everything changed. (TheSun.co.uk)

Michael Jackson's Hair Caught Fire During the Filming of a 1984 Pepsi Commercial
Michael Jackson's Hair Caught Fire During the Filming of a 1984 Pepsi Commercial

Apparently this was the event that also led to Michael’s use of painkillers. Of course, after reading many of the news stories from the past few weeks, we all know that painkillers became an addiction for Michael. And that’s a shame. I wonder how the last 25 years would have gone for him if this accident had never happened.

The mystery surrounding Michael’s life, death and use of prescription drugs grows by the day. Here is a link to some exclusive pictures of Michael’s legs in 2002: ABC News. In these photos, you can see a terrible wound on Michael’s lower leg as well as multiple puncture points from IV needles. Jeez. This man had it rough. I’m glad he is in a better place and no longer in pain.