Melbourne: Late Michael Jackson’s former bodyguard Matt Fiddes has revealed that that he had donated sperm to the singer because the King of Pop was afraid of being killed on stage.
Martial arts expert Fiddes, 32, who is in Australia to promote his fitness centre business in Brisbane, hinted the paternity issue had been solved.
Fiddes said there is an ‘incredible resemblance’ between himself and the dead pop star’s son Blanket.
"It has been crazy," a website quoted him as saying.
"I knew (the news) would break eventually because (paternity) has been mentioned in court documents and people have known for a while, but no one was game to print it.
"There is an incredible resemblance between me and him.
"We knew the story would break but not on the day I was due to fly out to Australia, which was why my trip here was delayed."
Fiddes was part of Jackson’s inner circle before the singer died he has now been cut off by the Jackson family.
"When I met Michael Jackson he was fearful of being assassinated on stage and he said to me that if anything happened to him to make sure his kids were OK and looked after," he said.
"But I’ve been shut out of the children’s lives for the past year - there is a reason for that but one I can’t talk about.”
"It has been hard. But I will talk [more generally] about the whole process and where I go from here, and how it has changed my life - because I want to shut the door on it," he added.