Michael Jackson Denies He Fathered Quadruplets

Singer refutes story in Us Weekly.

Michael Jackson denies that he is the father-to-be of quadruplets.

On Tuesday, Jackson's publicist Raymone Bain denied a report in Us Weekly that Jackson is about to become a father to quadruplets via a surrogate mother. "This is not true," Bain told Reuters, "and we are not going to further comment on stories of this nature."

A spokesperson for Us Weekly, however, told Reuters that the magazine stands by its story that Jackson recently spent time in Florida with a woman who was to be the surrogate mother of quadruplets for the singer. The magazine cites unnamed sources close to Jackson as confirming the story.

Jackson has admitted to previously using a surrogate mother to father one of his children, Prince Michael II. He told British interviewer Martin Bashir, "I used a surrogate mother and my own sperm cells. She doesn't know me."

The singer has two other children by his ex-wife Debbie Rowe — son Prince Michael I and daughter Paris Michael.