Joe Jackson stroke: Patriarch said to be in serious condition

joe-jackson-stroke-gi.jpg Joe Jackson is hospitalized in Las Vegas after reportedly suffering a mild stroke. Though it's said he is expected to go home soon, multiple news sources have reported the Jackson family patriarch is in serious condition.

Fox News quotes a source close to the Jackson family as saying, "He's in 'serious' condition. Joe has been struggling with his health a lot over the past three or four months. The good thing is that he was taken immediately to the hospital as he was with a couple of people at the time."

Jackson made headlines earlier this year for attacking a Las Vegas tourist who tried to snap a photo of him. Joe has been living apart from wife Katherine Jackson for some time, though she often travels to Vegas for extended periods.

Paris Jackson, Joe's granddaughter and prolific tweeter, has so far made no public mention of her grandfather's health scare.
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