Michael Jackson's iconic white glove is sold at auction for £85,000

6 April 2020, 11:52

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By Tom Eames

The iconic white glove worn by Michael Jackson has been sold for more than £85,000 at auction in the US.

The crystal-studded garment, which became a famous part of Jackson’s stage outfits during the Bad Tour, was purchased by an anonymous bidder at auction in Texas.

The buyer also received a letter, confirming it was first donated to Unicef in 1998, alongside an envelope from the MJJ production company founded by Jackson.

Jackson previously said of wearing it: “I felt one glove was cool. Wearing two seemed so ordinary.”

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Michael Jackson's glove is sold at auction
Michael Jackson's glove is sold at auction. Picture: Getty

He wore the glove many times on stage and in videos when he performed his classic hit songs, including 'Billie Jean'.

The single white glove made its TV debut on Michael's left hand during his iconic performance of 'Billie Jean' at Motown's 25th anniversary TV special in 1983.

It's not the only piece of iconic music memorabilia to be sold at auction in recent memory. Olivia Newton-John's famous Grease jacket was sold for charity, and then given back to the singer by the very considerate buyer!