Re: Michael Jackson II: Legendary Redux!
Michael suffered constant loneliness and insomnia for most of his life; many people have mentioned it over the years. By most accounts, Joseph constantly cheated on Katherine, even beating her until she threw a vase at him. That's when his abuse was placed on the boys. Michael got the worst of it from Joe, because he was the only one who dared to fight back. He even threatened to quit music altogether if Joe continued hitting him.
As much as I love his songs, I really wish he'd have gotten completely away from his family early on, especially Joe. The only relatives he seemed genuinely close to were Katherine and Janet, which is truly sad. I hope his children have far more healthy emotional and spiritual lives than Michael ever did.