Michael Jackson auction cancelled

Singer will keep his belongings after all
Singer will keep his belongings after all

The Michael Jackson auction we reported on yesterday is off after the singer struck a deal to keep the possessions from his Neverland ranch.

The Thriller star's production company sued the auctioneers to stop the sale, which was set to go ahead in Los Angeles next week.

Jackson's belongings will now be returned to him, and the lawsuit has been dropped as a result.

However, an exhibition of the items that were due to go under the hammer will stay open until next week.

Jackson, who starts his 50-date London residency at the O2 in London this July, left Neverland in 2005 after he was acquitted of child abuse charges, and last year sold off part of the California property.