La Toya Jackson recently released a video of her tear filled visit to Bubbles at the Great Ape Sanctuary, in Florida. She asks Bubbles if he remembers her. Bubbles has no comment. Unless of course you watched the TMZ version where they voice over Bubbles saying something similar to “Get this crazy lady away from me”.
La Toya now reveals that Michael Jackson was spending big bucks to find a way to hear Bubbles speak to him. Apparently he flew in specialists to assist in his quest.
According to celebrity gossip blogger, Perez Hilton, La Toya stated:
“Michael always wanted to know how to make Bubbles speak and talk.
They definitely communicated. One morning Michael called me said ‘You got to see this – he mimics everything I do’. So Michael starts brushing his teeth and Bubbles looks up and gets a tooth brush and starts brushing his teeth too. Then he wanted to give him vocal chords and asked doctors ‘Can I give him an operation so that I can know what his thoughts are'”.
Apparently Michael was interested in implanting a voice box. The operation could have killed Bubbles! Michael’s continued to search for voice alternatives for several years.
Bubbles, enjoy your well earned retirement.