Singer Michael Jackson says he broke his right foot in a fall at his Neverland Ranch in central California.
Although in a cast from foot to knee, Jackson told the New York Post he plans to make a scheduled March 6 appearance at Oxford University in England for Heal the Kids, a program he runs with New York Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.
"I am determined to speak . . . despite my injury," Jackson said in a statement released to the Post, the newspaper reported Wednesday. "The message of Heal the Kids is far too important to me to allow a broken foot to keep me from this commitment."
The Post reported that more than 20,000 people have tried to get tickets to the event. It wasn't immediately known how large an audience the university can accommodate. Also scheduled to appear is psychic Uri Geller.