16:30 26 January 2006
Michael Jackson stunned fans by going shopping dressed as a woman.
The eccentric singer wrapped himself in an abaya - a traditional robe for Muslim women - on a shopping trip in Bahrain.
The star's entire body was hidden by the black outfit, while a veil and sunglasses covered his face as he wandered through the streets with his youngest son, Prince Michael II.
The three-year-old tot was also wearing a headscarf covering his face.
An onlooker said: "Jackson stood out from everyone. He looked ridiculous."
Last year, 47-year-old Jackson, who has been living in Bahrain since being acquitted of child sex charges, was allegedly caught in public toilets - applying make-up.
The 'Billie Jean' singer was at a Dubai shopping mall when he was spotted powdering his nose in the communal lavatories.
Jackson, who was wearing a female Arabic headscarf, was apparently seen applying rouge to his cheeks.
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