Video of 1984 Michael Jackson Pepsi Ad Accident Released

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Never-before-seen footage of Michael Jackson's awful Pepsi commercial accident, filmed in L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 1984, has been released.

The Us Weekly clip shows one take where the singer's pyrotechnics exploded as planned - after Michael Jackson descended the stairs and began performing.

On the sixth take, fireworks erupted too early, igniting the singer's head in flames. Jackson was at first unaware he was on fire, and continued dancing.

Many say he was never the same after the accident, during which he suffered second and third-degree burns on his scalp and body, and after which some believe he developed an addiction to painkillers and an obsession with plastic surgery.

His drug addiction ever since that day has been well documented, and has become the focal point of a DEA and LAPD investigation into who supplied the singer with the dangerous substances that may have contributed to his demise.

Follow the jump to see the video of Michael Jackson's Pepsi commercial. Be forewarned, it shows him after his hair is clearly on fire and is somewhat disturbing:

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This is sooooo sad!!!! I am the biggest Michael Jackson fan you could ever imagane!!!! When he died last year i became an even bigger fan of Michael Jackson!!! I am still crying at night!!!!!!!
Michael Jackson is my role modle, I love the theater!!!!! LONG LIVE THE KING OF POP!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE BETTER THAN ANY STAR NOW, IN THE PAST AND IN THE FUTURE!!!! I LOVE YOU MICHAEL JACKSON!!!!!!!!!! I have got THIS IS IT on DVD and i have

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hahaahaaahahahahahah

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I had never seen this before. I cried. I can't even imagined the pain. I was only 4 years old when this happend. I love MJ he will always be the most amazing artist FOREVER. Now that in my 20's and had seen concerts, short films (videos)and learn songs from before and after the hits the people may know like (Billie Jean, Thriller, Bad, Smooth Criminal)I love him even more we have a lost a REAL STAR. RIP and hope we can meet in heaven. With the love-L.O.V.E Lumi :-)

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i fell sad for him the hair was terrible and now he past away

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sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew! That just looks horrorable! Look at his head it is just red and looks painful. Every time I watch this I get sympathy pains in my stomach... ewwwwwwwwww! Man it must of hurt like a B@%&* wow ! You never know just how serious a situation is untill you see it for your self. Michael Jackson had some nasty stuff happen to him and now it seems it wont ever stop... Poor guy.. I just wonder which of the 5 other takes was the one they finally used for the commercial. I remember when this hapened. We were all watching that commercial just to try to figure out when and where it took place. They made it a little more dramatic for the Jackson movie... shame Jermain didnt get that right either... Mike didnt roll down stairs. He was dancing and spinning not even knowing he was on fire... gives an whole new meaning to HOT!!!

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we love you micheal rest in peace peace sweet one

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Oh my gosh, Never knew it was THIS bad. This is serious, his whole head is on fire!! Michael is so brave and wonderful. I love you Michael Jackson,l'm sorry for the pain you had to go through in life, you brought wonder, joy and magic to the world.

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we love you michael

Michael Jackson Biography

Michael Jackson mug shot Michael Jackson was the King of Pop, with the best-selling album of all-time and more than a dozen massive hits. After years of physical... More »
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Gary, Indiana
Full Name
Michael Joseph Jackson