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Joe Jackson Suffers Stroke On 87th Birthday

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Joe Jackson, the father of Janet and Michael Jackson (among other Jackson kids), apparently had a pretty shitty 87th birthday this weekend in Brazil when his festivities were cut short by a stroke that’s landed him in hospital without his eyesight, at least temporarily.

From TMZ:

Joe Jackson has reportedly suffered a stroke that left him at the very least temporarily blind.

Jackson family sources confirm to TMZ, Joe was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo after reportedly waking up Sunday feeling dizzy, with no vision.

Joe, who has diabetes, was in the city for his 87th birthday party that was being thrown for him.

These pics were taken hours before the reported stroke.

Family sources tell TMZ, doctors are running tests and they’re trying to decide whether to fly Joe back to the U.S. for further treatment.

I don’t really have many feelings about this one since Joe is a terrible human being, but I certainly don’t wish ill on anyone, terrible person or not, so I do hope he makes a swift recovery for his family’s sake.

Earlier in the day, Janet posted a birthday message to Joe via her Twitter page, as you do. Doesn’t anyone buy Hallmark cards or pick up the phone anymore?

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