Access Hollywood informs that Joe Jackson, Michael Jackson’s father, suffered a minor stroke on Wednesday. He was taken to a hospital in Las Vegas, but doctors claim he will be released on Friday as his condition has improved significantly.
Joe Jackson, the father of the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, was hospitalized on Wednesday evening after suffering a minor stroke. His friends told reporters at Access Hollywood that they were worried about the manager’s health condition given that he has a history of strokes.
The 83-year-old patriarch of the musical family complained about strong headaches on Wednesday afternoon. His condition worsened and the family was forced to take him to the hospital because Joe was no longer able to stand and walk. Doctors at the Las Vegas hospital have stated that the stroke was minor, so the former manager will be completely recovered by Friday.
Joe lives alone in Las Vegas, whereas his wife, Katherine, moved to Los Angeles to take care of the late pop star’s children. After the Wednesday’s stroke, Katherine decided to join her husband in Las Vegas until his condition will get better.
Jackson’s spokesperson, Angel Howansky, confirmed the news of the mild stroke on Thursday. He reassured fans that Joe is in a perfectly good condition even though he had similar health problems before. Michael Jackson’s father has suffered at least two minor strokes before, so doctors were worried the Wednesday’s incident could have strong consequences on his health condition. They were glad to see that the 83-year-old man was able to speak and move without problems.
Joe Jackson started working as a U.S. Steel employee from Gary, Ind. at an early age. He married Katherine with whom he had 10 children. Being a passionate musician himself, Joe, was very keen on making his children study music. He set up the R&B and soul group The Jackson 5 in the 1960s and managed his kids’ musical careers.