Sunday 11 December 2016

Joe Jackson hospitalised after suffering a stroke on 87th birthday

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Published 27/07/2015 | 08:36

US actress and singer Janet Jackson (R) arrives at the premiere of her new film
US actress and singer Janet Jackson (R) arrives at the premiere of her new film " Nutty Professor II" with her father Joe Jackson (L), in Universal City, CA 24 July 2000. The comedy also stars Eddie Murphy. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Lucy NICHOLSON (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Jackson Family pose together at the Annual Television Parade of Stars in Los Angeles, California, November 1977. Left to right: Randy, Janet, Marlon, Tito, and their father, Joe. (Photo by Frank Edwards/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
Janet Jackson & Joe Jackson during "Nutty Professor II - The Klumps" - Los Angeles Premiere at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)

Joe Jackson has reportedly been hospitalised following a stroke.

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The head of the Jackson family, who was behind his children’s meteoric rise to fame in the 60s, suffered the stroke while enjoying celebrations for his 87th birthday, reports TMZ.

The outlet claim Joe was admitted to Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo after waking up yesterday feeling dizzy with no vision.

He was in the Brazilian city to celebrate his birthday, which fell on Sunday.

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The stroke is expected to leave Joe, who suffers with diabetes, with temporary blindness at the very least.

Members of the Jackson Family pose together at the Annual Television Parade of Stars in Los Angeles, California, November 1977. Left to right: Randy, Janet, Marlon, Tito, and their father, Joe. (Photo by Frank Edwards/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
Members of the Jackson Family pose together at the Annual Television Parade of Stars in Los Angeles, California, November 1977. Left to right: Randy, Janet, Marlon, Tito, and their father, Joe. (Photo by Frank Edwards/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Family sources reveal doctors are currently running tests and debating whether to send the talent manager back to America for further medical treatment.

Hours earlier, Joe's daughter Janet shared a touching message with her social media followers.

"Wishing my Father, @Joe5Jackson a Happy Birthday.

"I want to tell the world, I love and honour you.

Janet Jackson & Joe Jackson during
Janet Jackson & Joe Jackson during "Nutty Professor II - The Klumps" - Los Angeles Premiere at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)

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"The image of us, is my tribute to you. xo. JANET (sic)," she wrote next to a link to her song No Sleep, featuring J. Cole.

La Toya Jackson also posted a sweet birthday message to her father.

"Wishing you an Exciting Happy 87th Birthday! @Joe5Jackson enjoy #Brazil! Love U always! UR messages R full cant call (sic)," she uploaded next to a photo of the pair.

Neither Janet nor La Toya has spoken about the suspected stroke, with their brothers Jermaine and Tito also staying quiet online.

Us Weekly reports Joe has previously suffered three strokes, including a mild one in November 2012. For the latter he received care at a Las Vegas hospital after complaining of having pains in his head and difficulty standing.

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