Sir Paul, 66, has long felt betrayed by Jackson, now 50, on principle. In 2006 McCartney said, “You know what doesn’t feel very good, is going on tour and paying to sing all my songs. Every time I sing ‘Hey Jude,’ I’ve got to pay someone.”
Previously, the pair collaborated on Jackson’s 1982 ‘Thriller’ extract ‘The Girl is Mine,’ and McCartney’s 1983 single ‘Say, Say, Say’ from ‘.’
U.K. newspaper the Daily Mirror quotes a Jackson insider as saying, “Michael told his lawyers he was sad he no longer talks to Sir Paul and said he wanted to make things right.”
Just last month, Jackson denied rumors that he was suffering from a deadly lung condition after unauthorized biographer Ian Halperin claimed Jackson was battling emphysema, genetic illness Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (A1AD) and was also losing the vision in his left eye.