Jackson 'Too Sick' For Court

Singer wants to give evidence via video link
Wednesday , 19 November 2008
Jackson 'Too Sick' For Court

MICHAEL JACKSON is too sick to travel to London to testify in a lawsuit with an Arab Sheikh, according to his attorney.

The singer's lawyer Robert Englehart told the High Court in London on Tuesday that Jackson is awaiting test results on a mystery illness and wants to give evidence via video link from the United States.

Sheikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain is suing the Thriller hitmaker for $7 million - claiming Jackson reneged on an agreement to produce an album, autobiography and stage play.

Jackson denies the claims and insists any monies given to him were as a gift.

Judge Nigel Sweeney has now adjourned the case until Thursday to allow time for medical experts from both legal teams to discuss Jackson's condition.

However, if no satisfactory outcome is reached, Jackson could be forced to appear in court in person.