Former Spice Girl Melanie CHISHOLM was disturbed by Michael Jackson's frightening experience when she met the pop superstar.

The British singer - who fears the public will only remember Jackson for his ongoing sex abuse trial and not his music - admits she was deeply saddened by the THRILLER star's appearance when she studied him up close.

She recalls, "I had a brief handshake with him at the end of a show. It was a bit upsetting because he looks incredibly strange close up.

"I was a big fan while growing up and it's sad what's happening to him now. It looks like the trial is what he'll be remembered for."

31/03/2005 02:28