Last night, on Dancing with the Stars, the final dance was a ridiculous group number to the classic song, Rockin’ Robin.Â Â This song has been around forever, and has been released by several different artists, but without a doubt, my favorite version is yours, back from the early days. It captures your youthful energy, years before you became the King of Pop.Â Â You were a star, even as a child.Â Â Â And what an amazing child you were!Â Â What talent.Â Â I actually remember the days of the Jacksons, and those white spacesuits you would wear in your TV specials.
After “Dancing with the Stars,” I thought about you.Â Â I watched a couple of your old videos on YouTube.Â Â I love the Afro from the seventies! Everyone knew you were a brilliant singer and dancer back then, but no one expected your fame to shoot through the roof in the eighties.Â Â I can’t think of any musical career like yours.Â Â Is there anyone anywhere in the world who has never danced to a song on “Thriller?” (My favorite album is still “Off the Wall”)
I remember once being in Thailand, being driven in a tuk-tuk by a driver playing “Billie Jean” on the radio.
You were a role model to me, a symbol of a what could happen when you are talented.Â Â You took your childhood talent and ran with it, eventually reaching the pinnacle of fame. You were the King of Pop!
And then you just went bonkers.Â Â You seemed miserable.Â Â You became the butt of jokes.Â Â All my life, I was under the illusion that artistic success, fame, and fortune were the goals of life — and this would bring happiness to the one who attains it.Â Â What went wrong with you?Â Â Why were you fooling around with your face so much?Â Â Who cares if you are gay/straight?Â Â Didn’t anyone tell you that your obsession with young boys was unhealthy?Â Â If I can find a good therapist in Los Angeles, couldn’t you?Â Â It should have been as easy for you as… like your own song goes… ABC.
I hope you get your act together.Â Â Maybe one day, you can go on tour again, maybe a couple of weeks in Las Vegas.Â Â It would be a sellout.Â Â I would go, unless it is really really expensive.Â Â If so, I would just watch it on HBO a few months later.
If you don’t want to heal yourself for yourself, do it for me.Â Â It makes me feel sad to think that you’re miserable.Â Â If the King of Pop can’t be happy with everything he has, what hope is there for any of us?!