Michael Jackson is on holiday in the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain, as a guest of honour of the king's son.
Jackson who arrived from Europe on a private plane on Wednesday night; it is reported that he is there to relax.
A spokesman is quoted as saying:
"(Jackson) wants to be away from the U.S. press and he chose Bahrain to rest after what he went through in the past few months,".
Jackson is there at the personal invitation of Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the king's son, and is staying in one of the royal palaces.