Joe Jackson attends Cinema For Peace during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2011 in Cannes, France.
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Joe Jackson, the Jackson family patriarch, suffered a stroke Thursday morning and is being treated in a Las Vegas hospital, a source close to the Jackson family said.
Jackson, 83,"is in very good spirits" and expects to be sent home from the hospital Friday, said the source, who asked not to be identified.
The "mild" stroke is similar to two others he suffered in the past five years, another source close to Jackson said.
Joe Jackson created and managed the Jackson 5, the legendary R&B and pop group made up of his sons, including Michael Jackson.
Although he is still married to Jackson matriarch Katherine Jackson, they live separately. He has a home in Las Vegas, while his wife lives in Calabasas, California, with Michael Jackson's three children.
Despite his age, Jackson remains active in developing and promoting several businesses and products.
The Los Angeles premiere of JESSICA BIEL's new thriller THE TRUTH ABOUT EMANUEL was almost shut down on Thursday night (05Dec13) after organisers failed to obtain a permit to use an area outside the theater.
One of the original child stars of movie classic THE SOUND OF MUSIC was left "mystified and disappointed" by CARRIE UNDERWOOD's performance in a live TV production of the hit musical following its broadcast on Thursday night (05Dec13).
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