Sheryl Crow admits she saw 'really strange things' as Michael Jackson's backing singer
In January of this year, Leaving Neverland, the explosive two-part documentary which explored the allegations of child molestation against Michael Jackson, aired. The highly anticipated film centred around two of Jackson's most vocal accusers, Wade Robson and James Safechuck.
This shocking footage shows Michael Jackson allegedly buying a wedding ring with a young boy:
And while many continue to fight the late star's corner, a number of people - even his once-ardent supporters - now refuse to defend Jackson against the very serious allegations.
Singer Sheryl Crow is in neither category as she refused to either accuse or defend Jackson, but in a recent interview with the Telegraph, did admit to seeing "really strange things" as Jackson's backing singer during the late megastar's 18-month global Bad tour in the 1980s.
Crow was chosen to join Jackson on the tour, an experience which ended catapulting her to success in her own right.
It was the same tour which James Safechuck, one of the accusers from the documentary, had joined his idol on for nine months, despite only being a young boy.
"It was a crazy experience. I mean, he the biggest star of a generation and I got to sing a duet [I Just Can't Stop Loving You] with him every night for 18 months," Crow told the Telegraph .
"He was very exacting and the shows were very rote - the polar opposite of the kind of spontaneous gigs I do now. But I had never been out of the US before and suddenly I was on stage in Japan, then we were all running around Disneyland Tokyo in the middle of the night like a bunch of 12-year-olds..."
The singer was also asked if she had yet seen Leaving Neverland, Sheryl responded: "I haven't seen the documentary and I don't want to see it."
"I was around for some things that I thought were really strange and I had a lot of questions about."
Crow, however, refused to elaborate on some of "strange" things she had seen and instead condemned the "huge network of people" who surrounded Jackson and enabled his unconventional relationship with young children.
LaToya Jackson once accused her brother of crimes against innocent children in this resurfaced clip:
When Jackson died back in 2009, Crow expressed entirely different sentiments about the Thriller superstar.
"It's tragic at 50 he's gone," she told CNN when he died in June 2009, "But did we ever think he was going to grow to be an old man before our eyes? It would have almost been too surreal."
"I can't explain to you how much of a life [changing experience] it was for me to sing with him."
"There's no way to express how amazingly talented this person was, because, not only had he been doing that quality of work his whole life, but he created dance moves that nobody had ever seen before, and to create something that no one has ever imagined is quite a gift."