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Patriarch of Musical Jackson Family Stable After Stroke



    Patriarch of Musical Jackson Family Stable After Stroke
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    File photo: Joe Jackson, father of the late singer Michael Jackson poses in the press room during the 2009 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

    Joe Jackson, the father of the late Michael Jackson and patriarch of the musical family, suffered a stroke while visiting Brazil. He is now in stable condition and remains in the intensive care unit of a Sao Paulo hospital, where he was admitted Sunday. 

    About 10 Jackson family members are set to arrive in the Brazil city this week, acording to the Associated Press.

    And one of the organizers of a party that brought Jackson to Brazil for his 87th birthday on Sunday said he was doing well a day later.

    "He is perfectly conscious, he is talking perfectly well without any problems, he is completely dynamic," said Nogueira Fresco, one of the organizers of the party. The fete marking Jackson's birthday went ahead Saturday without its guest of honor. Local media reported he was not feeling well enough to attend.

    Nexxing, the company that invited Jackson to Brazil, said he arrived in the South American nation on Wednesday and attended several events, including a visit to a Sao Paulo soccer stadium, before falling ill. Photos from his official website also show him dining in Sao Paulo restaurants.

    Jackson was due to leave Brazil on Tuesday.

    Jackson has suffered minor strokes in the past, including one in 2012.