London: Pop legend Michael Jackson has embarked on a rigorous training programme to ensure he will be fit and agile enough to perform his signature moonwalk during his London concerts this summer.
The Daily Mail online reports, it has been eight years since he even attempted a public Moonwalk, in which he appears to glide backwards while walking forwards, but the singer, 50, is determined not to disappoint fans.
He has been spending hours studying old footage of his famous moves and is working with choreographer Kenny Ortega and a team of fitness trainers to ensure he is step-perfect this July.
MOONY MOVES: Michael Jacksons appears to glide backwards while walking forwards in the Moonwalk.
"Michael has started working with a choreographer and trainers to get him in shape because he wants to perform the moves that made him famous. He is spending hours watching his past performances and videos because he wants to put on a show that is as good as - if not better than - those he's done before," said a source from the tour.
"He is determined he's going to do the Moonwalk because the fans will go crazy for it. He also wants to do his other famous moves from throughout his career. The shows will be his swan song so he wants them to be the best ever. And he knows that what the fans love is the whole Michael Jackson package - not just the songs, but the dance moves too. He will deliver," the source added.
Jackson last performed the Moonwalk in September 2001 at a one-off concert celebrating his 30th anniversary as a performer.