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Video of Michael Jackson Singing "Human Nature" From "This Is It" Film Revealed

September 21, 2009 12:18 PM ET

An excerpt of Michael Jackson rehearsing Thriller's "Human Nature" during preparations for his This Is It tour has been posted on the official YouTube page for the upcoming This Is It documentary. As Rolling Stone previously reported, the trailer for the October 28th film premiered during the MTV Video Music Awards, giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at what would have been Jackson's 50-concert run at London's O2 Arena.

The "Human Nature" clip once again reveals how involved Jackson was in the staging of the This Is It show, with the King of Pop choreographing his own moves. It's also impressive to hear Michael's voice shine in the clip, further negating reports that the singer was "frail and listless" at rehearsals in the weeks before his death on June 25th. The rehearsals featured in This Is It were filmed at Los Angeles's Staples Center and the Forum and Jackson and his crew of musicians and dancers geared up for their journey to London.

This Is It will only have a two-week limited engagement in movie theaters, and tickets for the Kenny Ortega-directed film go on sale starting Sunday, September 27th at the ThisIsIt-Movie.com Website. A DVD of the film is expected later in the year. The This Is It soundtrack will also reportedly feature a new Michael Jackson song.

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