Jackson's Euro move
16:30 28 June 2006
Michael Jackson is moving to Europe.
The singer's proposed relocation from Bahrain - where he has been living since being acquitted of child molestation charges last year (05) - is part of the 47-year-old star's plan to re-launch his career.
His spokeswoman, Raymone Bain, said: "He's decided that because of all the projects and the people he's going to be involved with, it's easier."
Bain also confirmed Jackson is planning a comeback tour and wants to release a new album next year (07).
She also revealed the eccentric star has no plans to sell Neverland - his 2,800-acre ranch in California - despite no longer living there.
She said: "He still owns Neverland and he's still providing the funding for its upkeep. I'm sure at some point in the future he will move back."
In March, Jackson was fined over $100,000 for not paying the estate's staff or paying the proper employee insurance.
The following month, the 'Thriller' singer - who reportedly has mounting debts due to his stalled career and lavish lifestyle - reached a deal to refinance more than $200 million in loans secured on his stake in the Beatles' song catalogue.
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