Nothing on Snopes about this.
Well, he’s had a total of 6 nose jobs, and AFAIK the surgeons left it attached to his face each time. What, is your friend saying that MJ just has a Phantom-of-the-Opera noseless hole there, and he sticks a nose on for concerts?
Tell you what–you ask your friend if someone did indeed put MJ’s nose up for sale on e-Bay, then what category did he put it under? Here’s the Index. It would just about have to be “Collectibles” or “Everything Else”.
I looked up “Michael Jackson nose” under “What are you looking for?” and it told me, “Sorry, we couldn’t find any items for Michael Jackson nose.”
It just sounds like a joke to me, Sydney, not even an UL. And “jokes” don’t have to be “proved” or “disproved”. But one thing you can do, if he just stands there laughing and leaves you feeling all sweaty and frustrated 'cause you can’t get at him, do this:
Go visit Snopes’ “Horror” category.
Browse. Find the most appalling true entry (that’s with the green ball, green for “go”). Share it with your friend. When he challenges you–“oh, come on”–give him the link, let him go see for himself.
I highly recommend the two guys who lost arms in a tug-of-war. It’s got a really gross pic and everything.
Then there’s the girl who was scalped on an amusement park ride.
The one about the golfer who died from chewing on a golf tee is nice, too, although not as gruesome.
And, see, these are all true, so that tops his “Michael Jackson nose” thing.