This is stunning video of Michael Jackson’s infamous Pepsi commercial hair fire incident from 1984. The video, released by US Weekly, has two takes – one in which the pyrotechnic explosion goes off correctly and the sixth take in which the explosion occurs too early and sets the King of Pop’s hair on fire. Jackson continues his performance unaware, but eventually realizes what has happened, at which point he starts to spin around and production crew members rush in to put out the fire.
This incident and the resulting burns suffered by Michael Jackson are said to have been Michael’s introduction to pain killers that eventually lead to a dangerous addiction.
Here’s the Pepsi commercial they were filming:
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