Joe Jackson Hospitalized After Reportedly Suffering Stroke on 87th Birthday

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Joe Jackson, the father of Janet Jackson and the late Michael Jackson, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke on his 87th birthday, Us Weekly can confirm  David Becker/Billboard Awards 2014/Getty Images

Joe Jackson has been hospitalized after reportedly suffering a stroke, a source tells Us Weekly. The Jackson family patriarch, whose kids include Janet Jackson and the late Michael Jackson, endured the health setback on his 87th birthday while in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Sunday, July 26.

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According to TMZ, Jackson was admitted to Albert Einstein Hospital after feeling dizzy and losing his vision. He is still undergoing tests.

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Just hours earlier, Janet posted a sweet message to her father. "Wishing my Father, @Joe5Jackson a Happy Birthday," the "No Sleeep" singer, 49, tweeted. "I want to tell the world, I love and honor you."

Joe has reportedly suffered three previous strokes. The former Jackson 5 manager suffered a mild stroke in November 2012. At the time, he complained of having pains in his head and had difficulty standing. He stayed under observation at a Las Vegas hospital.

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