Joe Jackson, patriarch of the iconic Jackson Family, could possibly be on his deathbed, according to son Jermaine, who claims the stern father has been hospitalized and separated from his family.
Jermaine told The Daily Mail, “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. It’s what any family would want, but some people around him think they know better…and they don’t.”
Mr. Jackson, 89, is suffering from terminal cancer, TMZ reports, and is being kept away from his loved ones, including wife, Katherine Jackson.
“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,” Jermaine continued. “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.”
While the Jackson family may be distraught over not seeing the father of 11, The Daily Mail reports Joe gave verbal instructions to caretakers to block visits from family and friends, as well as to prevent access to his medical records.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.