Michael Jackson will deliver his first ever public lecture at Britain's Oxford University Union on Tuesday.
He will be launching his new charity, Heal the Kids, while speaking about child welfare and the need for parents to devote more time to their children.
Jackson was accused of child abuse in 1993, but the case was settled out of court and he was never charged.
Michael Jackson arrives in London for his most unusual gig yet.
The superstar is to perform at the Oxford Union, Oxford University's debating society, on Tuesday.
In spite of the crutches, due to an injured foot, his performance won't be marred because it's a speaking engagement.
Michael Jackson is to speak about child welfare and his new charity, Heal the Kids.
The venue may not have the sheer size of the Hollywood Bowl, but it has more than enough prestige.
Previous speakers who have addressed the Oxford Union include The Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, OJ Simpson and Barry White.
The fact that Jackson was investigated for alleged child molestation in California has not deterred the organisers
"Yeah, at times people have said why are you inviting this celebrity or that celebrity, if they think that person is possibly beneath the Union. And in fact I'm surprised that not one complaint - not one complaint - have I received about Michael Jackson not being in keeping with the Oxford Union, because everybody recognises this is an extremely elusive superstar, possibly the major celebrity in the world at the moment."
SUPER CAPTION: Nick Mason, President, Oxford Union
And it seems that the students of Oxford University agree.
"Anything about the students at Oxford University not being interested in things like "Hello" (celebrity) magazine is just absolute guff - we're just as interested as anyone else and we're looking forward to him coming. We love it, we love the idea and there'll be huge press coverage as well. We'll get our photos in the papers (laughs)."
SUPER CAPTION: Charlie Sparling, Oxford University student
More than 20-thousand people have applied for tickets.
That makes the superstar the most popular guest in the Oxford Union's 178-year history, proving that, even when he's not singing, Michael Jackson can still cause a sell-out.