December 06, 2012

Special to the NNPA from The St. Louis American

Reuters is reporting that Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson has suffered a stroke.

A family friend told the news outlet that Jackson is doing well resting and recovering in a Las Vegas hospital.

“He was doing well and says he’s feeling OK,” close family friend Brian Oxman told Reuters.

Oxman said the father of late pop icon Michael Jackson started experiencing weakness on Wednesday while walking in a park near his home and was later admitted to a hospital.

Oxman, Michael’s one-time attorney, said Jackson, 83, has a history of strokes.

“He was talking fine,” Oxman added. “He sounded excellent to me.”

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