Cher No Longer a Michael Jackson Fan

Monday, March 31st 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

RADNOR, Pa. (AP) _ Cher is no longer a Michael Jackson fan.

``I don't really care what he does to his face. He could just erase it as far as I'm concerned,'' Cher told TV Guide for its April 5 issue. ``But I don't like him anymore. And it's because of his children. I cannot imagine putting my children through what he put his children through,'' Cher says.

Though she once considered Jackson a ``great artist,'' she said she has been turned off by all of the negative publicity about him. She said she was also disappointed by his behavior last year at American Bandstand's 50th anniversary show, in which she also appeared.

``He had this child rolled up in a blanket, and I was thinking, 'What kind of life is this?''' she said.

``Then I saw the recent documentary on him, and I thought, 'This guy is nuts. He shouldn't have these children,''' Cher says. ``As an artist, I can't fault his art because he was brilliant ... I wouldn't buy anything now.''