Bubbles The Chimp with Michael Jackson The eccentric lifestyle choices of Michael Jackson continue to be discovered even in death. The newest rumor from Jackson’s sister LaToya is that he tried to get his chimp Bubbles to speak.

According to LaToya, Jackson spent thousands of dollars on research, in the hopes that he could have vocal chords surgically implanted in Bubbles, however researchers said the procedure would be too risky.

Jackson was so determined to have the outcome he wanted that he flew in experts from all over the world to examine Bubbles.

Speaking with News of the World, LaToya said:

“… He wanted to give him vocal chords and asked doctors, ‘Can I give him an operation so that I can know what his thoughts are?'”

According to LaToya the occasional grunt was all they ever heard.