Michael Jackson's father Joe Jackson suffers stroke

30 November 2012 / 3 years 10 months ago

Source: ReutersMichael Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, has suffered a stroke but is OK and resting in a Las Vegas hospital, a family friend said on Thursday."He was doing well and says he's feeling OK," close family friend Brian Oxman told Reuters.Oxman, Michael Jackson's one-time attorney, said the 83-year-old patriarch of the pop music family started experiencing weakness on Wednesday while walking in a park near his home and was later admitted to a hospital.Jackson has a history of strokes, Oxman said."He was talking fine," Oxman added. "He sounded excellent to me."A former US Steel employee from Gary, Indiana, Jackson managed and helped launched the career of his children with the R&B and soul group The Jackson 5 beginning in the 1960s.

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