Joe Jackson Suffers "Baby Stroke"

83-year-old being treated at hospital but expected to make "full recovery."

Posted: 11/29/2012 06:06 PM EST
Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson has suffered a minor stroke, RadarOnline reports. Members of the Jackson family have confirmed the news that the 83-year-old patriarch is being treated in an LA-area hospital for a "baby stroke," his third in the past few years.

"Joe is recovering well and everyone is confident he will be back to full health and on his feet again in no time," a source says, while Joe's out-of-wedlock daughter JohVonnie Jackson says, "I spoke to him briefly and he sounded like the same ol' daddy."

Hopefully Jackson's medical condition won't spark the same drama as what ensued after his estranged wife Katherine Jackson allegedly suffered a "mini-stroke" this summer, prompting her daughter Janet Jackson and various other siblings to whisk her off to an Arizona resort and leave her granddaughter Paris Jackson claiming she was kidnapped. That incident was later attributed to a move by Jackson siblings to overturn their brother Michael Jackson's will.

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