Gest says he began collecting as a teenager after he attended a memorabilia show with Michael Jackson. His collection is so large that he added a third story to his Memphis home.
Gest tells the reporter that his decision to sell part of his collection stems from his stint on the British reality show, I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here.. "All of a sudden, this life of collecting things seemed... I started to ask, 'Can you live without all that?' And I realised that if I could live in the jungle with so little food and still have a happy life, then everything I thought was important just wasn't."
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