Michael Jackson: Fitness freak
09:30 09 March 2006
Michael Jackson is doing 300 push-ups a day to bulk up.
The singer's brother Jermaine Jackson claims his eccentric sibling is sticking to a rigorous fitness regime in a bid to build up his muscles.
Jermaine - who had a string of hit records with Michael when they were both in the Jackson 5 - says the 'Billie Jean' singer has devoted himself to getting in shape since quitting the US for Bahrain after his child sex case acquittal last year.
He said: "He's doing 300 push-ups a day and doing sit-ups. He's getting his muscles back."
It was revealed last year that Michael was planning to undergo a complete style overhaul to try and shake off his weird reputation - in a desperate bid to resurrect his pop career.
The eccentric 47-year-old star was reported to be pumping iron in Bahrain, with the help of a personal trainer, to make himself more macho.
It was also reported the '80s pop legend was considering ditching his trademark long wigs and penchant for wearing make-up to appear less strange.
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