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Jackson mobbed in Tussauds visit
Michael Jackson
Jackson's publicist has confirmed that the visit is his first public outing
Singer Michael Jackson was mobbed by fans at London waxworks museum Madame Tussauds during a stay in the capital.

Jackson, who is believed to be recording a single for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, had his children with him during the visit on Sunday.

He had previously attended West End musical Billy Elliot and been besieged by fans at a recording studio.

Jackson's visit to London is his first public appearance since being cleared of child abuse charges.

On arrival Jackson, 47, walked through a crowd of fans, shielding his eyes from camera flashes, and into the building.

The star's children - Prince Michael Jr, Prince Michael II and Paris-Michael - all had their faces covered in their usual fashion.

Large numbers of Madame Tussauds staff were waiting inside the attraction to greet the singer.

On Saturday, the singer arrived in a people carrier with his children 15 minutes late for the matinee performance of musical Billy Elliot.

Throughout the show, hundreds of his admirers waited outside brandishing posters of support and chanting his name.

On Friday Jackson signed autographs after being pursued by fans through an underground car park near a recording studio.

The star has also been spotted in the Dorchester Hotel, London, meeting fans and posing for photographs.

Michael Jackson
Jackson was cleared of 10 charges in June

Jackson is believed to have arrived in the UK on Thursday to record Hurricane Katrina charity song From The Bottom Of My Heart.

The singer has been in Dubai since his trial in California.

It is not clear which recording studio is being used by the star or how fans knew where the singer would be appearing.

Footage of fans surrounding Jackson at the car park of the studio was released by 2 Seas Records, a joint venture between Bahrain's Southern Governor Shaikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Jackson's brother Jermaine.

Jackson climbed onto a car roof in the car park to greet his fans, who took photos on cameras and mobile phones.

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