Michael Jackson underwent the painful plastic surgery and skin bleaching because he does not wanted to look like his abusive dad, Joseph Jackson.
The beyond-the-grave book 'DiLeo: I Am Going to Set the Record Straight,' which promises the truth about everyone who manipulated the American singer, is being put together by his longtime business partner, manager and producer Mark Lamica, using singer's late former manager Frank DiLeo's personal journals and audio and video recordings, News.com.au reported.
The book reveals that Jackson went through all that painful surgery and skin bleaching because he couldn't stand looking like his father, who MJ said abused him as a child.
“Michael couldn’t be near his father. When he would show up during the ‘Bad’ tour, Michael would have panic attacks," Lamica says.
Lamica, who had been in talks with two publishers for a fall release, said DiLeo, who played gangster Tuddy Cicero in Goodfellas, had asked him to put the book out if anything happened to him. He died following complications from heart surgery at age 63.
The book claims to also lift the lid on the deal for his 'This Is It' tour and the final difficult months of Michael’s life.