According to The Sun, Matt Fiddes (28) has worked for Michael Jackson as a bodyguard on several occasions - and is proud to count him as a personal friend. When his mum was battling breast cancer, the entertainer even called her regularly to cheer her up. And dad-of-five Matt also had no qualms about his children meeting Michael. Matt says:
Michael must be the most misunderstood man in the world.
He is such a nice guy behind closed doors. Once you get to know him, you see that - but for most people his huge international profile tends to get in the way.
Sometimes I've often wondered what might have been if Michael Jackson were to have met longtime idol and early vocal influence, the legendary Sam Cooke. Chances are, they might have been good friends, or maybe Sam could've been there for Michael when he was going through a rough time in his life in regards to the child molestation allegations made made against him. I just I could go back in time and introduce them each other; in addition, to the both of them striking up a nice conversation between two well-known entertainers; in addition, to becoming real good friends. Perchance Sam's friendship...