Michael Jackson's kids celebrate dad in cement
Michael Jackson never got to leave his hand and footprints at Hollywood's famous Chinese theater, so more than two years after his death, his children did it for him.
And some very famous fans were there to see it, including Justin Bieber.
Prince Michael Jackson, Jackson's oldest son, said at the event, "I think I speak for (my dad)...this right here is his lifetime achievement award."
In his lifetime, Michael Jackson had been celebrated with gold records and Grammys, but this was a recognition like none other. For the first time ever, a celebrity was honored by Grauman's Chinese Theater after his death. Michael Jackson's children, Prince, Paris and Blanket, took their father's shoes and famous sequined glove, protected from the cement with a thin piece of plastic, and left an impression that will never be erased.
Jackson's producer Quincy Jones said, "It is only fitting that Michael Jackson should be enshrined here today in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater, alongside the great song-and-dance men that he so admired."
Jackson's children were immortalized as well, leaving their hand prints alongside those of their famous father.
Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, said, "It's a very good celebration. And I know if Michael were here, he would agree."
The cement impression weighs about 1,000 pounds and will take about 10 days to dry. The prints will be on public display in mid-February, according to theater officials. Until then, the impression will be under 24-hour surveillance.
The event was produced by Michael Jackson's estate. Michael Jackson's concert with Cirque de Soleil hits Los Angeles this weekend.
For more on the event and discussion on "CBS This Morning" about Michael Jackson's legacy, click on the video above.
- Incurable bacteria destroying Fla. citrus industry
- American engineer's death suicide or cyber-espionage?
- THE Dish: Chef Jet Tila's drunken noodles
- Boston bombings suspect left note in boat he hid in
- What's for lunch? In Japanese schools it's always healthy
- Mark Harmon: Humor and characters make "NCIS" a hit
- THE DISH: Chef Jet Tila's drunken noodles
- Watch: Deer crashes through windshield of bus
- Second Cup Cafe: Amy Grant
- Watch: Military Dad's emotional homecoming at home plate
- Russia offers more evidence in alleged CIA spy case
- Tim McGraw on aging, getting in shape and his favorite song
- Identity of mystery man in Bill Gates photo revealed
- Group: Small SUV study highlights safety flaws
- Predicting weather: National Weather Service gets a boost
- Second Cup Cafe: Amy Grant sings "Our Time Is Now"