Actor Jason Bateman has claimed he almost ran over Michael Jackson with his bicycle on set in the 1980s.
Bateman had a role in the American sitcom silver spoon at the time Jackson was apparently a fan of. The show aired in the early 1980s, with Bateman starring as Derek Taylor for the first two seasons, first appearing on the show when he was just 13 years old.
When Jackson was visiting the set during filming, he appeared to be walking towards the stage when Batemen and his co-star Rick Schroder – the show’s lead – rode off, nearly knocking him over in the process.
“That was while we were doing silver spoon at Universal and we have to have our bikes because kids have to play,” he explained when interviewed on a US show Jimmy Kimmel Live.
“[Jackson] came on stage while we were zooming out and almost killed him!”
Bateman, who is currently best known for his role on the Netflix show ozark, also explained why Jackson attended the show.
“Michael was there to see it [Schroder]said the actor before giving the audience a strange look. The look appears to be related to allegations of child sexual abuse made against the late singer.
“I don’t know – listen, hey!” Batemean continued before saying, “He was a fan of the show and a fan of Ricker”.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/jason-bateman-michael-jackson-silver-spoons-b2191597.html Jason Bateman says he almost ran over Michael Jackson in the 1980s