Michael Jackson's Most Unforgettable Moments

Monkeying Around

In 1985, Jackson rescued three-year-old pet chimp Bubbles from a cancer research clinic in Texas. Bubbles was a constant presence in Jackson's life—and even shared a two-bedoom hotel suite with the singer in Tokyo during the Bad World Tour. In a 2003 documentary with Martin Bashir, Jackson admitted that Bubbles had become overly aggressive and he sent the chimp to an animal sanctuary when Jackson began to fear for his newborn son's safety.


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