Ragheb Alama welcomes Michael Jackson

Published May 15th, 2006 - 11:24 GMT

Lebanese singer Ragheb Alama was shocked when American singer Michael Jackson appeared at a concert he was holding in Bahrain, where Jackson is currently residing.


According to the Qatar based daily, Al Raya, Jackson listened to the concert and exchanged greetings with Ragheb after the show.  Jackson admired Ragheb’s talent, and Ragheb told Michael he had hoped to have the opportunity to meet him, and described his music as a source of inspiration.


On a different note, Alama denied circulating rumors that he is having marital problems with his wife Jihan. The singer assured that his relationship with his wife could not be better and they are on excellent terms.


According to the London based weekly, Laha, Ragheb added that he is living a happy, stable life with Jihan and his two sons. The singer stressed that he is tired of individuals who consistently attempt to create problems for him and his family.


Producer Yousif Harb is organizing a tour around the US and Canada for Ragheb and Lebanese singer Alissa, along with impressionist Bassem Faghali, scheduled to begin on May 19 until June 3.


Ragheb denied circulating rumors that he intends on playing the leading role in a new film alongside Jennifer Lopez.  The film is directed by Egyptian director/producer Sharif Sabri, who is also the business manager of the controversial Egyptian superstar Ruby.


Ragheb explained that he has yet to decide whether he will enter the acting world.


Rumors also claimed that Sabri stated there is a possibility that he may direct a music video for Ragheb in the near future.

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