Michael Jackson's Father Joe Suffers Stroke on 87th Birthday

Joe Jackson, the father of the late Michael Jackson, suffered a stroke while on vacation in Brazil over the weekend.

Joe Jackson, the father of the late “King of Pop” Michael Jackson, has reportedly suffered a stroke while celebrating his 87th birthday.

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He was reportedly admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Sunday afternoon. 

According to the BBC, a statement from the hospital also said he was suffering from an irregular heartbeat.

He was in the country to celebrate his birthday and was supposed to attend a party in his honor on Sunday, but local media reports he was unable to attend because of his hospitalization.

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His official Twitter account said on Monday:

Please keep Mr. Jackson in your prayers. #AngelHowansky #TeamJackson #staff

July 27, 2015

On Sunday, his daughter, Janet, tweeted:

Wishing my Father, @Joe5Jackson a Happy Birthday. I want to tell the world, I love and honor you.

July 26, 2015

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