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Joe Jackson Suffers Stroke in Brazil

Joe Jackson, the patriarch of the Jackson family and the late Michael Jackson’s father, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke in Brazil, the Associated Press reports.

Jackson is in intensive care and also experiencing an irregular heartbeat after being admitted to the hospital Sunday afternoon, Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein Hospital said in a statement to AP.

Jackson is in Brazil in part to celebrate his 87th birthday, which was on Sunday.

The talent manager, who suffers from diabetes, woke up feeling dizzy and without vision on Sunday, TMZ reports. He has allegedly had three other strokes, with the most recent occurring in 2012.

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