Joe Jackson, the father of the late “King of Pop” Michael Jackson, has reportedly been left blind after suffering a stroke while attending his birthday party in Brazil on Sunday.
The talent manager was rushed to the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo after waking up feeling dizzy and unable to see.
The talent manager, who guided his children to successful music careers, turned 87 on Saturday.
Doctors are running tests on Joe and are trying to determine if he is well enough to fly back to the United States for treatment.
Jackson does have diabetes, but it’s not known if that was a contributing factor in him suffering a stroke.
Joe had been planning to officially celebrate his birthday on Sunday evening with a huge party.
He posted an invite on his website, writing, “Join me on the 26th of July to celebrate 87 full years on earth. The greatest adventure you can take on this world, is to live your life and enjoy the ride”.
The controversial music manager previously discussed his parenting when he appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight in 2013.
Many of his children have revealed they were emotionally and physically abused by their father.
Joe told Piers, “I’m glad I was tough, because look what I came out with. I came out with some kids that everybody loved all over the world. And they treated everybody right. There’s no such thing as beating a kid. You whip them or punish them over something they did and they will remember that”.
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