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Jacko mobbed at Billy Elliot show.

DISGRACED Michael Jackson was mobbed yesterday when he emerged from hiding to catch the Billy Elliot musical in London.

Jackson, 47, who was cleared of child abuse charges in June, turned up 15 minutes late for the show about a schoolboy ballet dancer.

As he emerged from a people carrier outside London's Victoria Palace Theatre, security staff forced a path for him through a scrum of fans and photographers.

Jacko has been in hiding in the Middle East since he was cleared of 10 charges of child abuse and plying a minor with alcohol.

This is his first visit to the UK since his trial .

He is in London to record a charity song, From The Bottom Of My Heart, for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Fan Murtaza Arif, 30, of Streatham, south London, said: "He is a great artist but more than that, he is a great person and a great humanitarian


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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Oct 9, 2005
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