Report: Joe Jackson Suffers a Stroke Celebrating His 87th Birthday

Report: Joe Jackson Suffers a Stroke Celebrating His 87th Birthday

The patriarch admitted to hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Published July 27, 2015

Joe Jackson was hospitalized on Sunday after suffering a stroke, TMZ reports. The Jackson family patriarch was celebrating his 87th birthday in Sao Paulo, Brazil, when the health scare struck.

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Jackson was admitted to Albert Einstein Hospital after feeling dizzy and losing his vision. In a statement Monday to the Associated Press, the hospital said that Jackson has been in the intensive care unit since he was admitted on Sunday afternoon. He is suffering from an irregular heartbeat, according to the statement.

This is the fourth time Jackson has suffered from stroke, with his last incident occurring in 2012 in Las Vegas. Our thoughts go out to the Jackson family.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz

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