Jacko: 'My Best Is Yet To Come'

Aug. 29 2008, Published 7:04 a.m. ET

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And you thought Michael Jackson was finished. Well, apparently he's just getting going!

He might have suffered countless legal battles, multiple divorces, ill health and shaky relationships with his family.

But speaking to Good Morning America today, his 50th birthday, Michael said he's ''looking forward to doing a lot of great things.... I think the best is yet to come in my true humble opinion.''

The pop legend said that his other focus is trying to give his three children the kind of normal childhood that he never had.

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''I am letting them enjoy their childhood as much as possible. ... I let them go to the arcade and go to the movies and do things," he said.

"I think that comes naturally. I want them to get to do things I didn't get to do,'' he said, adding, ''I get pretty emotional when I see them having a wonderful time."

He told the show that recording the blockbuster albums Thriller and Off the Wall in the late 70 and early 80s were the happiest times of his life.

Michael Jackson

''That meant very much to me and seemed to be received so beautifully by the public and the world. You know, I enjoyed it very much,'' he said.

And so how does one of the most famous people on the planet celebrate his birthday?

''I'll just have a little cake with my children and we'll probably watch some cartoons,'' he said.


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