We have learned that the 89-year-old father of the late Michael Jackson, is in the hospital, suffering from terminal cancer. One insider told ET that Joe Jackson has been battling the illness for quite a while, but now, the doctors have informed his family that the man’s time is limited as the cancer is too spread to be treated.
Joe has had health problems for years. That being said, he was also hospitalized three years ago, on his birthday after suffering a stroke.
At the time, he took to his website to write: ‘To my family, friends, and acquaintances as well as the fans all over the world. I want to thank you all for your prayers, unwavering support and kind well wishes during these trying times. Through God’s intervention, the wonderful Doctors, Nurses, and caretakers at the Albert Einstein Sao Paulo hospital have taken great care of me.’
‘God willing, I should be able to make a swift recovery and travel home soon. Thank you all once again for your prayers and support.’
Last year he was once again admitted to a hospital in L.A. after a high fever was discovered during a routine checkup.
Rumors that the Jackson family patriarch had passed away started going around, and the man himself had to deny them.
‘The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated. Please ignore all the stupid false rumors from people who seem to find humor in such topics,’ he said.
His son, Jermaine also clarified at the time that ‘All vital signs are great. He is just tired. He’s 87. We’re just tryin’ to hold onto him as long as we can.’