That was the eerie backdrop onstage for Michael Jackson’s final performance, a June 23rd rehearsal for his upcoming “This Is It” tour.In photos from the rehearsal just released, the 50-year-old singer appears fit, looking no different than he did in any of the performances that help make the singer the King of Pop.


‘Michael Jackson performed in what would be his final rehearsal on Tuesday June 23, 2009.

“When he hit the stage at rehearsal, I was thrilled that the magical Michael Jackson was back,” the photographer who took Jackson’s final performance photos, Kevin Mazur, told the New York Post. “I felt the same adrenaline rush as when I photographed him the first time moonwalking.”