How Michael Jackson performed that gravity-defying dance move

The findings weren’t 'Black and White'

Because neurosurgeons clearly don’t have anything more important to do, they have devoted their time to understanding the biomechanics behind the King of Pop’s legendary dance moves, with some ‘thrilling’ results.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson's iconic forward tilt, made famous in his 1987 Smooth Criminal music video, has long been a source of inspiration and injury, leaving many wondering if it was achieved through special effects or superhuman strength.

In the routine, he appears to lean at a 45-degree angle, with his feet flat to the floor and his spine completely