Michael Jackson Had A Concert In NYC On 9/11; Do You Know What He Did?

Michael Jackson

In 2001, Michael Jackson had two performances in New York, the second of which took place on September 10, the day before the attack on the Twin Towers. After the attack, Michael managed to move from Manhattan to New Jersey, but, understandably, he was still not calm. He knew there were thousands of fans in Manhattan who came to see the shows and hundreds who were stuck with no place to stay and no flights back.

Michael Jackson
He rented an entire floor in a hotel in New Jersey and sent his two minibuses to Manhattan back and forth again and again to get all the fans who were stuck. While they were in New Jersey, he paid them for everything, including food and entertainment. When his spokesman and publicist heard about the act, they said to Michael, “We have to put it in the newspapers.” Michael replied, “No, the people in these buildings, the police, the firemen, the paramedics, the mayor, they should be in the papers.”

Michael Jackson

As a matter of fact, wherever in the world fans would crowd outside hotels where Michael was staying, you’d find pizza delivery guys, handing out trays to fans and telling them that it was already paid for by Michael Jackson.

Michael Jackson
What’s more, after the attack, Michael wrote and composed a song called “What More Can I Give.” The song was recorded and performed by all the great singers of the time. The idea was to create a song like “We Are The World” to collect donations for the victims. The project was eventually released only partially on the Internet because of problems created with the producers.

Sources:

http://nypost.com/2016/01/31/what-michael-jackson-elizabeth-taylor-and-marlon-brando-really-did-after-911/

http://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/fans-go-wacko-for-jacko-7254587.html