Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson has suffered a stroke and has been hospitalized in Brazil, according to reports.

The Associated Press cites a statement from Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo says the father of the musical Jackson siblings, including Michael and Janet, was in the South American nation celebrating his 87th birthday, which was Sunday, when he suffered the stroke.  He’s said to be in intensive care, and may also be suffering from an irregular heartbeat.

TMZ reports Jackson has also been rendered at least partially blind, and may be returned to the U.S. for treatment.

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