Jackson thanks fans for 'drying tears'
Jun 27, 2005, 23:42 GMT
Los Angeles - In his first public statements since his acquittal on child molestation charges, Michael Jackson has thanked fans for standing by him and "drying his tears".
"Your love, support and loyalty made it all possible. You were there when I really needed you. I will never forget you," Jackson said in a statement posted on his official Web site.
"Your ever-present love held me, dried my tears, and carried me through. I will treasure your devotion and support forever. You are my inspiration."
Jackson has not been seen in public since his acquittal on June 13. His family has said that the frail singer is resting at his Neverland Valley Ranch, recovering from the emotionally draining trial.© dpa - Deutsche Presse-Agentur