Michael Jackson: Spider-Man
by Julie Keller
Dec 3, 2002, 4:15 PM PT
The bizarre courtroom saga of Michael Jackson continued Tuesday with an attack of a wicked spider.
The pop oddity returned to court today, several hours late and, on crutches wearing only one shoe, to continue his testimony in a $21 million breach-of-contract flap over canceled millennium concerts. Once again, he took onlookers by surprise as he limped into the Santa Maria, California, courtroom.
"It is a spider bite. It is real bad. If I showed it to you, you'd be shocked," the hobbled moonwalker told reporters. "It hurts very much right now as I speak."
He quickly explained that the attacking arachnid was not one of the pet tarantulas holed up at his nearby Neverland Ranch but a common spider smoked out by a routine fumigation