Letter from Ronald Reagan to Michael Jackson, from 1984. Sent a few days after MJ burned his hair on the set of a Pepsi® commercial!
Michael Jackson was trying to auction it off so he could pay off some of his court debts; however, the auction was canceled “after Jackson’s representatives claimed that some of the items for sale were ‘irreplaceable.’”
I was pleased to learn that you were not seriously hurt in your recent accident. I know from experience that these things can happen on the set—no matter how much caution is exercised. All over America, millions of people look up to you as an example. Your deep faith in God and adherence to traditional values are an inspiration to all of us, especially young people searching for something real to believe in. You’ve gained quite a number of fans along the road since “I Want You Back,” and Nancy and I are among them. Keep up the good work, Michael. We’re very happy for you.