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Michael Jackson Showed Vigor In Last Rehearsals

A lot of people today are watching a videotape of the late Michael Jackson's last rehearsals at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The video, shot two days before his death, was released by AEG Live, the company that booked Jackson's planned 50-concert run in London.

Jackson appears energetic and alert in the video but, of course, it only tells us so much. We have no idea what he looked like before or after the rehearsals captured in the video.

Still, it's chilling to watch the video knowing what we now know.