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Michael Jackson Did Not Want To Be Dancing At Age 50

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It's been over four years since Michael Jackson died, and yet new details are still surfacing about the legendary pop star and the days and months leading up to his death. In a new video obtained by TMZ, Jackson's mother, Katherine, says she was surprised that he was doing the "This Is It" tour—during the preparations for which he passed away—because he often said that he didn't still want to be dancing when he was over 50.

"He was always making a joke about he don't want to be doing the moonwalk on stage when he's 50 years," she says.

The video is part of Katherine's deposition in her wrongful death case against AEG Live. She appears calm and collected, and very certain about the recollection of her son.