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Michael Jacksons dad, Joe Jackson, suffered a stroke while in Brazil, yesterday (July 26). The 87-year-old patriarch of the Jackson family remains hospitalized.

He is being treated in the intensive care unit of the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paolo, it was revealed in an emailed statement Monday (July 27). Jackson has diabetes and had an irregular heartbeat, reports say.  No other details behind his condition have been released, beyond a message on his Twitter account this morning:

Jackson went out to dinner the night before the medical emergency. He was in the country celebrating his birthday, which was Sunday, when he had the stroke, and was unable to attend a party thrown in his honor.

According to TMZ, doctors have yet to determine if he should be flow back to the states for additional treatment.


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