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Jackson hires Spears magician for tour

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Jackson hires Spears magician for tour

WENN

Michael Jackson has hired a television magician who previously worked with Britney Spears to help design his upcoming tour.

According to E! News, the 'Thriller' star has requested that illusionist Ed Alonzo help add something special to his 50-date residency at London's O2 arena.

"I met with Michael Jackson a couple of days ago and am now officially creating magic and illusions for his concert," confirmed Alonzo.

"I will not be performing in the show as I do with Britney. I'm just creating the magic that Michael has requested in his vision...[He] has a great knowledge of magic and has performed illusions in his shows before."

He added: "Michael has two routines in mind so far using magic elements that I am creating. I have to show him a demo of the effects next week. Then the props are to be built and he will start rehearsals. I will teach him the effects and help in staging them."

Alonzo, who has previously appeared in Saved By The Bell and America's Next Top Model, will head to London with Spears's 'Circus' show next month.

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