Joe Jackson Health Update: In Final Stages Of Terminal Cancer, Family Unable To Visit
Joe Jackson, 89, is now suffering through his last days as a result of terminal cancer. The showbiz manager who guided the Jackson 5 to fame actually gave verbal instructions to prohibit any visitations, including from his family.
The father of eleven, who previously endured several strokes and at least one heart attack according to reports, is currently hospitalized. He was also injured in a car accident last year.
Jackson’s family members were initially left in the dark about his condition for four days. The Jackson family “handlers” were directed by the patriarch to prevent any visits, or to allow them to view his medical records, according to the Daily Mail.
Jermaine Jackson explained the confusion he and his siblings had during that time.
“No one knew what was going on — we shouldn’t have to beg, plead, and argue to see our own father, especially at a time like this,” he told Daily Mail. “We have been hurting. We were not being told where he was and couldn’t get the full picture. Even from the doctor. My mother was worried sick.”
Jermaine added, “He’s very very frail, he doesn’t have long. The family needs to be by his bedside – that’s our only intention in his final days.”
A source close to Janet Jackson confirmed that she was also denied access to Joe.
Family members did eventually make it to their father’s bedside. On Tuesday night after a discussion with his manager, Charles Coupet, the family saw Joe, according to reports.
Jackson was known for subjecting his children to mental and physical abuse at times, but also for steering them into fame and fortune. One of his last public appearances was in 2015 to see Janet accept the Ultimate Icon Award at the BET Awards. He has been residing in Las Vegas for the last several years.