Jackson Family Celebrates King of Pop at Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Michael Jackson ONE’

Jon Wiederhorn
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By Jon Wiederhorn

Taking a break from the ugly ongoing lawsuit with AEG Live, members of the Jackson family flew to Las Vegas June 29 to celebrate the late King of Pop's career at the premiere of the new Cirque du Soleil extravaganza, Michael Jackson ONE.

Honoring Jackson were Katherine Jackson, who attended with Jackson's two sons, Prince Michael and Blanket, and Michael's older brothers, Tito, Marlon, and Jackie.

The one glaring absence of the night was Paris Jackson, the superstar’s 15-year-old daughter, who has remained in the hospital since she attempted suicide June 5.

"She's going to be okay," Jackie told E! Online. "She's getting better. She should be out soon."

"We love her," added Marlon. "After all that she's gone through, losing a father...that’s hard on a youngster. So she's staying strong."

Other celebrities at the acrobatic and musical event included Justin Bieber, Spike Lee, Neil Patrick Harris, Allison Janney, and Alfre Woodward.

Michael Jackson ONE launched less than 20 months after Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR. Circque president Daniel Lamarre told ABC News that the company planned to stage two Jackson-themed productions "from the day we got the rights from the [Jackson] Estate."

THE IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR was an over-the-top concert-style stadium event, while the new show is more intimate. "ONE is all about the music," said Marlon, pleased to one again be revisiting his brother's greatest triumphs instead of reliving the final moments of his life. "This is part of giving back and sharing his legacy."