Lou Ferrigno Says Michael Jackson Gave Him DWTS Tips

by | June 30, 2009 at 11:56 AM | TV News

Lou Ferrigno says Michael Jackson gave him great tips for ‘Dancing with the Stars.’

The ‘Hulk‘ star, who was training the pop star for his upcoming London tour, tells PEOPLE that Michael was very supportive of his decision to possibly compete on ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ “He heard I was in the running to do Dancing with the Stars, so he said that he would teach me the moonwalk if I did the show,” Ferrigno says. “We had a lot of fun.”

Ferrigno was in the running to be on the series in 2008, but did not make the regular cast.

The actor/trainer also says he was saddened to hear of Michael’s death. “I was devastated. I mean I was shocked. I still think of it as like a joke or a like a dream,” he says.

The Hulk also described the delicate shape that Michael was in during the training sessions. “The workout wasn’t any heavy resistance. A lot of stretching and a light walk on the treadmill,” he told People. “Being 50, his body went through a lot of stress getting ready for the tour, but he was awesome.”