Joe Jackson, the father of the late Michael Jackson and the patriarch of the Jackson family, has suffered a stroke while visiting Brazil.
According to The Associated Press, the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo confirmed Jackson was admitted Sunday afternoon. He is said to be in the intensive care unit.
The statement also said he was suffering from an irregular heartbeat.
Jackson had been in town to celebrate his 87th birthday, which was on Sunday. Local reports say he missed his party because he was in the hospital.
Pictures of his stay in Sao Paolo have been posted to his official website.
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