Michael Jackson’s Father, Joe Jackson, ‘Not Out of the Woods’ After His Heart Stopped Three Times

On Sunday, July 26, Joe Jackson was hospitalized after a serious health scare.

A publicist for the famed Jackson family patriarch, whose children include Janet Jackson and the late Michael Jackson, spoke to Us Weekly about the incident, which occurred on Joe’s 87th birthday.

“Yesterday in Sao Paolo Joe had a stroke and then his heart stopped,” the publicist says. He was at an event and he was “feeling light-headed and dizzy,” so he went to the hospital to be checked out. More on his condition on Us Weekly