The Jackson family has been dealt yet another trial this week as Joe Jackson, the patriarch of the Jackson family, has suffered a stroke.
A source close to the family told CNN that the stroke occurred Thursday morning and that he’s currently being treated in a Las Vegas hospital.
Jackson, 83,”is in very good spirits” and expects to be sent home from the hospital Friday, said the source, who asked not to be identified.
The “mild” stroke is similar to two others he suffered in the past five years, another source close to Jackson said.
Katherine, the matriarch of the Jackson clan who is still married to Joe but lives separately from him, was reportedly on her way to visit him in the hospital yesterday. Joe maintains a permanent residence in Vegas while Katherine resides in Los Angeles.
Though yesterday Fox reported that Joe was in “serious” condition following his stroke, all other accounts seem to suggest he’s on the mend. Michael Jackson’s one-time attorney, Brian Oxman, told Reuters:
“He was doing well and says he’s feeling OK.
“He was talking fine,” Oxman added. “He sounded excellent to me.”
Hope he gets better soon.