10 Craziest Musical Urban Legends
Michael Jackson has always had a bit of a weird streak ever since becoming a solo star. Granted, it's not like you're expected to grow up amid the tabloid circus and not run into some weird detours along the way. Despite some of the more eccentric sides of Jacko's personality, the craziest has to be when he went back to the vaudeville stage.
While at the height of his popularity in the late '80s, Jackson became transfixed on the character of the Joseph Merrick, who was known as The Elephant Man decades before. Unlike most other performers, the Elephant Man's bones were completely warped, leaving different remnants of bone sticking out from his facial structure. Though he was able to win over the attention of circus goers back in the day, it turns out that same kind of deformity was actually profitable after his death.
As has been commonly believed over the years, Jackson actually bought the bones of the Elephant Man, after being displayed in a museum ever since his death. Going for the hefty price of $1 million dollars, Jackson ended up becoming the owner for what he cited as a fascination with the ethical nature of Merrick's work. Aside from your regular celebrity vanity projects, this takes the extravagance of stardom to an entirely different level.