Joe Jackson, the father of late music icon Michael Jackson, has been hospitalized with terminal cancer, according to a new report.
According to TMZ Jackson’s family have been rushing to his bedside, with his wife Katherine and some of his children and grandchildren going to the hospital. It was also gathered that the Doctors have apparently spoken to the family.
This report is coming after Joe Jackson’s son Jermaine told Dailymail.com that the people around the Joe Jackson had prevented the family, including his wife Katherine, from seeing him. He said:
‘No one knew what was going on – we shouldn’t have to beg, plead, and argue to see our own father, especially at a time like this. We have been hurting.
‘We were not being told where he was and couldn’t get the full picture. Even from the doctor. My mother was worried sick. He’s very, very frail, he doesn’t have long. The family needs to be by his bedside – that’s our only intention in his final days.
‘It’s what any family would want, but some people around him think they know better…and they don’t.’
Daily Mail also reported that the musician’s sons and daughters were in heated discussions about their father for four days. It was only following an emergency Jackson family meeting, in which they pleaded with the senior Jackson’s manager, Charles Coupet, that the family were able to see him on Tuesday night.
Though the family is distraught by the lack of information surrounding him, it appears Joe, 89, had given verbal instructions preventing visitors and family members from seeing him or his medical records. It is believed that his daughters, Robbie and Joh’Vonnie, along with granddaughter Yashi Brown, visited him in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday.
Joseph Walter Jackson (born July 26, 1928) is an American talent manager, and is the patriarch of the Jackson family of entertainers which includes the pop icons Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson.