One minute, Michael Jackson was blowing kisses to fans from the balcony of his presidential suite at Berlin's Adlon Hotel. The next, he was clutching his 9-month-old son Prince Michael II with one arm, as the child, with its face shrouded in a blanket, dangled precariously over the edge. Fans below, once screaming in adoration, began screaming in horror.
Jackson later apologized for the 2002 incident, saying he "got caught up in the moment" and vowing that he "would never intentionally endanger the lives of my children." Ironically, he was in Berlin to accept an award for his charity work on behalf of children.