Michael Jackson said to have flown new Ferrari to his Bahrain home
Aug 8, 2005, 12:59 GMT
Michael Jackson has reportedly flown a brand new Ferrari to his new Bahrain home.
Insiders claim the troubled singer has had the red sports car brought over to his Middle Eastern palace because he didn't want to be stuck on a long waiting list for luxury cars.
Jackson decided to set up home in Bahrain after enjoying a recent holiday there.
According to America's New York Post newspaper, the mansion sits on 14 acres of land and is next door to a palace belonging to Jackson's friend, Sheik Abdullah bin Hamad al Khalifa.
He is said to have fallen in love with the country because he can enjoy relative anonymity there.
Last month, Jackson jetted to Bahrain for a "relaxing" holiday after his child abuse trial.
The acquitted singer flew by private jet to the Gulf state and was said to be staying as a guest of the Royal family, with whom he has been friends for many years.
A state official, who wished to remain anonymous, revealed at the time: "Michael Jackson is here in Bahrain on a friendly visit to relax and enjoy the hospitality.
"He is a long time friend of the royal family."
The eccentric singer's brother, Jermaine, is said to be very close to the country's Royal family.
The star and the King's son, Sheik Abdullah, earlier this year announced they were releasing a charity record together.
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