Singer seen on an outing to the shops with his kids

Michael Jackson has been photographed in a wheelchair on a trip to a book shop.

The singer wore a mask, shades and draped a blanket over his head as he was wheeled to Barnes And Nobel in Las Vegas.

He arrived with his 3 kids Prince Michael, 11, Paris Katherine, 10, and 5-year-old Prince Michael II – known as Blanket.

‘He was in the shop for about two hours in total,’ an onlooker tells the Daily Mail.

‘There was no special treatment. The shop was not closed to the public at any point.

‘There were quite a few members of the public who knew he was there but no one approached him.

‘To be honest, he looked a bit weird wheeling himself around covered up in a surgeon’s mask and that is probably what freaked people out to not want to approach him.’

Michael, who turns 50 next month, is rumoured to be making a track with boyband New Kids On The Block.

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Alison Adey