Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson is recovering in a Las Vegas hospital after suffering a mild stroke this week.
The stroke was Jackson’s third in five years. The father of late pop icon Michael Jackson and singer-actress Janet Jackson began experiencing weakness on Wednesday, while walking in a park near his home. He was later admitted to a hospital.
“He was doing well and says he’s feeling OK,” close family friend Brian Oxman told Reuters. “He was talking fine. He sounded excellent to me.”
Jackson managed his sons’ musical careers by forming the boy band The Jackson 5 in the late 1960s. He remains active in developing and promoting several businesses and products.