Coming off the charges against Michael, I could see why he would feel that way. If we couple that with the medications Michael needed, his initial fears could have been magnified.

Michael Jackson was so convinced that there would be an assassination attempt on him during his live comeback shows that he was seriously considering wearing a bulletproof vest onstage, a former bodyguard has revealed.

Matt Fiddes, who was the singer's bodyguard at the time of his death in 2009, said that the singer had worn a bulletproof vest throughout his trial for child molestation in 2005 and was absolutely sure there would be attempt on his life during the planned shows at the O2 Arena.

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