Joe Jackson

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Michael Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, suffered a stroke in Brazil over the weekend, E! News confirms. The Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo tells us in a statement that Jackson family patriarch also entered the hospital Sunday with an irregular heartbeat. He remains in the intensive care unit under the care of Dr. Alexandre Pieri and Dr. Marcos Knobel.

Jackson was in Brazil to celebrate his 87th birthday, which was also Sunday. According to reports, he missed his own party because he had already checked into the hospital.

This is hardly Joe's first experience with strokes, as he has suffered from three others before this past weekend's medical emergency. He last experienced one in Las Vegas back in 2012, but it was deemed not life threatening.

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