Joe Jackson Suffers a Stroke on His Birthday
The head of the Jackson family, Joe Jackson, had a stroke yesterday on his birthday while in Brazil. The 87-year-old remains hospitalized in intensive care at a hospital in Sao Paulo. He was supposed to be leaving Brazil tomorrow but may not be healthy enough to travel.
Jackson has suffered a few minor strokes over the past few years, including a big one in 2012.
His family released this statement:
"To my family, friends, acquaintances and fans all over the world. I want to thank you all for your prayers, unwavering support and kind well wishes during these trying times. Through God’s intervention the wonderful Doctors, Nurses and caretakers at the Albert Einstein Sao Paulo hospital have taken great care of me," he wrote. "God willing, I should be able to make a quick recovery and travel back home soon. Thank you all once again for your prayers and support.