Tickets for Michael Jackson’s farewell concerts at London’s O2 arena may have sold out in a record five hours, but it’s taking promoter and venue operator AEG Live much longer to find someone willing to insure all of the King of Pop’s dates.
Chief executive Randy Phillips said he isn’t worried.
“The insurance brokers sent doctors and they spend five hours with him, taking blood tests. He’s a vegetarian, he’s in great shape,” he said.
“We would be prepared to self-insure to make up the dates. It’s a risk we’re willing to take to bring the King of Pop to his fans.”
Since people are already doubting whether Jackson will actually show up for all of his performances, it might be a good idea for AEG to lock down an insurer, or commit to insuring the shows themselves, asap.
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