Michael Jackson's former friend Uri Geller has attacked the pop superstar for lying about undergoing plastic surgery during his infamous TV interview with British journalist Martin Bashir.

The celebrity psychic was amazed at the THRILLER hitmaker's naivety during Bashir's damning documentary, and insists lying on film sparked his public downfall and irretrievably damaged his reputation.

He says, "First, Michael didn't contact his lawyer.

"The second mistake was that Michael sat there holding this boy's hand saying he had never had plastic surgery.

"If only he had said, 'I had plastic surgery because I didn't want to look like my father.' That's all.

"I'm not putting words in his mouth, but that's my opinion."