JOE JACKSON HOSPITALIZED FOR TERMINAL CANCER
Joe Jackson, father of Janet and Michael, is reportedly hospitalized with terminal cancer.
The family patriarch has been "battling the illness for some time," according to TMZ. Katherine Scruse, Jackson's wife, is said to have recently been by his side at an undisclosed hospital. Although the TMZ report alleges that several of Jackson's children and grandchildren have also made recent visits to see him at the hospital, a separate report from the Daily Mail claims that "senior family members" had been blocked from such visits by Jackson's "handlers."
Jackson, 89, was previously hospitalized and placed in intensive care following a stroke back in 2015. At the time, it was reported he also suffered three previous strokes, including one three years prior to his hospitalization in Brazil.