The controversial patriarch of the famed Jackson family clan, Joe Jackson, suffered a mild stroke on Wednesday and was rushed to a Las Vegas hospital, reports Reuters.
Michael Jackson’s one-time attorney Brian Oxman, who spoke to Reuters, says that “Papa Joe” was taking a leisurely walk in a park near his Las Vegas home, when he suddenly felt ill. Joe reportedly felt weak and began experiencing some of the symptoms that were only too familiar to him given his history of strokes, so he was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
The 83-year-old has suffered two strokes within the last five years.
Luckily, Joe is reportedly on the road to recovery since the stroke,”He was doing well and says he’s feeling OK. He was talking fine,” Oxman says.