I met Michael at the rehearsals for the Bad tour in 1987, when I was hired as a backup singer. I was surprised by how shy he was. We were rehearsing the duet "I Just Can't Stop Loving You," and we had a funny joke between us – we were doing a love song and pretending to be very shy about it, and we'd giggle when we touched each other. To see that youthfulness out of somebody who's the most important entertainer in the world was surprising.
Our first three weeks on the road, we played Tokyo in front of 75,000 people. Michael broke into "Human Nature," and he did the sideways moonwalk. I remember standing by the side of the stage thinking, "I'll never see this kind of talent again in my life." I don't care what kind of music you're into – there's something special in him that isn't of this world.