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Michael Jackson's Father Has Stroke

Joe Jackson is 'feeling OK' and recovering in Las Vegas

Joe Jackson in Gary, Indiana.
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November 30, 2012 9:50 AM ET

Michael Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, has suffered a stroke and is recovering in a Las Vegas hospital, Reuters reports. "He was doing well and says he's feeling OK," said Brian Oxman, a close family friend and one-time attorney for Michael Jackson. Joe Jackson, who had a history of strokes, started to feel weak while on a walk in a park near his home, and was then admitted to a hospital. "He was talking fine," said Oxman. "He sounded excellent to me."

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