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Michael Jackson's high-pitched voice was 'fake' as friends reveal how he really sounded

Katherine Sidnell

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Michael Jackson's high-pitched voice was 'fake' as friends reveal how he really sounded

Featured Image Credit: KMazur / Contributor/Kevork Djansezian-Pool/Getty Images

When you think of Michael Jackson, it’s hard not to think of the singer’s high-pitched voice.

After his untimely death in 2009, impersonators still mimic the former King of Pop’s voice with it becoming part of their costume - just like his iconic bedazzled glove and white trilby hat.

However, those close to Jackson have alleged that the musician’s pitched voice was ‘fake’ and only used in interviews. Take a look below:

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In fact, a former friend of the late singer claimed that he sounded far deeper in real life.

Samm Brown III’s story about Jackson’s ‘fake voice’ has struck a chord with fans, with the musical director making the incredible revelation back in 2005.

During an interview with VH1, he told the outlet: “I hope he doesn’t get angry at me for telling you this, but that’s his public persona.”

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He added: “I remember a time I called him up and he answered the phone and I didn’t know I was talking to him, because he was talking in his normal voice, which is pretty deep.”

His comments are even more amazing considering that the Jackson Five bandmate was still alive at the time.

Nevertheless, Brown wasn’t the only one to say this about the ‘Smooth Criminal’.

Actor David Guest made a similar admission about the late singer when he appeared on Larry King Live.

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Turning to the late-night TV host, Guest said: “I think people don’t know the real him. He doesn’t talk like [that].”

In fact, Guest’s wife even revealed how she’d accidentally discovered Jackson’s real voice when she overheard a conversation between the two men.

The singer was famed for his high pitch voice. Credit: Getty/KMazur / Contributor
The singer was famed for his high pitch voice. Credit: Getty/KMazur / Contributor

In the same interview with Larry King, actor Liza Minnelli claimed that she’d always thought the high-pitched patter was real.

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That was until one fateful night.

The A-Lister went on to share an amazing insider story about the chart-topper on the talk show.

According to the 77-year-old, she accidentally picked up the phone and heard Guest and Jackson chatting.

Unusually, the singer didn’t have his iconic high-pitched voice and this caused Minnelli to call him out – despite her not being part of the conversation.

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Sadly, we'll never know what his voice was really like. Credit: Getty Images/Kevork Djansezian-Pool
Sadly, we'll never know what his voice was really like. Credit: Getty Images/Kevork Djansezian-Pool

She told viewers: “I said: ‘Michael, you’re busted. I got you now. All these years you’ve been talking in that voice!’"

However, the couple then revealed that the voice covered up the singer’s tragic past and protected him from the public.

She added: “This is who you think I am and I can be me within these walls but you can’t come in.

“He’s been hurt too much, Larry. I mean, they have said kind of rotten things about him. The person that we know is a rather regular guy, believe it or not.”

After Jackson’s death though, we guess we’ll never know the ‘Man in the Mirror’.

Topics: Celebrity, Music, Michael Jackson, US News

Katherine Sidnell
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