Jackson Family Patriarch,Joe Jackson Hospitalised After Suffering A Stroke On 87th Birthday
Joe Jackson, the father of Janet Jackson and the late Michael Jackson, was admitted to a hospital in Brazil on July 26, his 87th birthday, after suffering a stroke. He is still in the hospital and currently in the intensive care unit.
Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo released a statement that said Joe was admitted on the afternoon of July 26, and he is still in intensive care, according to the Associated Press. The statement also revealed that Joe was suffering from an irregular heartbeat. He woke up feeling dizzy with no vision, TMZ reports.Doctors are currently running tests and trying to decide if Joe should be flown back to the U.S. for further treatment.
Joe was in Brazil to celebrate his 87th birthday. Photos were posted to his website about his stay in Brazil. “Nothing but love from Brazil,” he captioned one of the photos. “Sao Paulo is showering me with love and kindness.”
Joe is the father of 11 children — Maureen, 65; Sigmund, 64; Tito, 61; Jermaine, 60; La Toya, 59; Marlon, 58; Brandon, stillborn; Michael, Randy, 53; Janet, 49; and Joh’Vonnie, 40. He’s been married to Katherine Jackson, 85, since 1949, despite having an affair with Cheryl Terrell. Joe is responsible for forming The Jackson Five, which helped catapult Michael’s career in music. Michael, dubbed the “King of Pop,” tragically passed away in 2009 at the age of 50.