Joe Jackson, father of Michael Jackson, suffers stroke

Reuters Middle East

LOS ANGELES, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Michael Jackson's father,

Joe Jackson, has suffered a stroke but is OK and resting in a

Las Vegas hospital, a family friend said on Thursday.

"He was doing well and says he's feeling OK," close family

friend Brian Oxman told Reuters.

Oxman, Michael Jackson's one-time attorney, said the

83-year-old patriarch of the pop music family started

experiencing weakness on Wednesday while walking in a park near

his home and was later admitted to a hospital.

Jackson has a history of strokes, Oxman said.

"He was talking fine," Oxman added. "He sounded excellent to

me."

A former U.S. Steel employee from Gary, Indiana, Jackson

managed and helped launched the career of his children with the

R&B and soul group The Jackson 5 beginning in the 1960s.

(Reporting by Eric Kelsey, editing by Jill Serjeant and Eric

Beech)

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