A 51-year old ambulance driver and former real estate agent named Brian McDaniel is trying to sell Michael Jackson’s old medical records from his infamous burn accident on the set of a Pepsi commercial in 1984. Seen above in a hilarious scene from The Jacksons: An American Dream, the accident is believed by many to have led the King of Pop to a life of pain killers and plastic surgery.
McDaniel claims that he conveniently found the records next to a dumpster at the hospital, and now he is hoping to sell them again, after he was denied last year.
McDaniel sought last year to sell the documents via an online auction house, but the firm yanked the items in the face of objections from Jackson fans and representatives of the singer’s estate. At the time, Pristine Auction generously estimated that the records could sell for between $100,000 and $500,000. (The Smoking Gun)
I don’t know who on Earth would want to waste a half million dollars on some medical records that probably feature the phrase “enough activator to suffocate an ox”. Unless Jackson himself shows up wearing a fake mustache and offers to trade naked pictures of Macaulay Culkin for them. But McDaniel shouldn’t accept that offer because he can probably get those pictures for $20 and a pack of Newports.