By Damilola Faustino
Joe Jackson, the father/manager of the late Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, is hospitalized in Las Vegas with terminal cancer, according to media reports.
Jackson, 89, is dying and some members of his family — he’s the father of 10 surviving children — have visited him at the hospital, including wife Katherine, 88, two daughters and one grandchild.
It is reported that Jackson has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Jackson’s son Jermaine Jackson, 63, confirmed that his father was dying but complained that his wife and children were barred from seeing him until they pleaded with Coupet and were eventually granted access.
“He’s very, very frail, he doesn’t have long,” Jermaine is reported to have said. “The family needs to be by his bedside — that’s our only intention in his final days…We shouldn’t have to beg, plead, and argue to see our own father, especially at a time like this. We have been hurting…My mother was worried sick.”
Jackson, who was injured in a car accident in Las Vegas a year ago, has suffered various medical problems in recent years, including dementia, strokes, and a heart attack.
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