Michael Jackson's father, Joe, is begging him to look after himself. He says that Jackson looks thin and frail.
Hasn't he always looked frail and thin?
Joe Jackson issued his plea during an interview with Entertainment Tonight, a US TV show.
Joe Jackson claims that he is concerned about his son.
"Even his fans are saying, 'Michael should eat.' They want him to eat. I want him to eat too...I'm trying to tell him to stay strong and eat so he can stay strong to get through this, but when you got a problem like he has... He has lost a lot of weight... and he don't get enough sleep at night."
Joe Jackson also said that his son's defence team should let Michael defend himself in court.
"He wants to defend himself. Michael wants to get up on that stand... I don't blame him. Let him defend himself. Let him tell it."
I would suggest that would be very unwise, hence the fact that the defence have stopped Jackson from appearing in his own defence.