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Sat Nov 01 01:44:15 SAST 2014

Michael Jackson's father hospitalised after stroke

Bang Showbiz | 30 November, 2012 11:00
File photo of Katherine and Joe Jackson arriving for Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of Michael Jackson in Los Angeles
Katherine and Joe Jackson, parents of the late pop star Michael Jackson, arrive for Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of Michael Jackson in Los Angeles in this September 28, 2011, file photo. Jackson has suffered a stroke in Las Vegas, according to multiple news outlets, November 29, 2012. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW HEADSHOT)
Image by: GUS RUELAS / REUTERS

Joe Jackson, 83-year-old father of the late Michael Jackson, is reportedly being treated in hospital after the medical scare, accroding to a report.

This is according to X17online.com. No other details on his condition are available.

Earlier this year, Joe dropped his wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray.

The showbiz patriarch filed a request with a Los Angeles court asking for his 2010 suit against the doctor - who was convicted of the involuntary manslaughter of the King of Pop in November 2011 - to be dismissed without prejudice.

In the suit, Joe had alleged Murray withheld vital information from the doctors and emergency room staff who tried to save Michael's life on the day he died in June 2009.

Joe claimed Murray wrongfully provided the Propofol and a "polypharmacy" of other drugs to his son just before he died and alleged the doctor asked a security guard to clean the room in which Michael died of medication before police arrived at the Los Angeles mansion.

Joe has had a difficult relationship with his children, who he also used to manage, with Michael claiming his father physically and emotionally abused him when he was younger.

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