Joe Jackson is now alert and recovering after suffering a stroke on Sunday morning and three heart attacks while in hospital.
The 87-year old, who is in Brazil to celebrate his birthday, was rushed to the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo after complaining that he was feeling dizzy and could not see. It turned out that an artery behind his eye burst, triggering a stroke and leaving him temporarily blind.
While in hospital, Michael Jackson’s dad suffered three heart attacks and had to be fitted with a pacemaker. According to TMZ, his heart stopped for 10 seconds.
Joe’s sight has now been restored and his speech was not affected by the stroke. He is reportedly cracking jokes now and thanking God for keeping him alive.