Joe Jackson Shares Health Update as Family Gathers at Hospital: 'I Am 100% Alive'

by Alex Ungerman 11:12 AM PDT, May 19, 2016
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Joe Jackson is providing reassurance to his fans.

An update was posted to the 87-year-old talent manager's website on Thursday, titled "I Am 100% Alive" where he shot down rumors of his death after being admitted to a Los Angeles hospital last Friday due to a high fever that occurred during a routine checkup.

"The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated," the note reads. "Please ignore all the stupid false rumors from people who seem to find humor in such topics."

The post, signed by Jackson, is accompanied with a picture of the Jackson family patriarch seemingly at a beachside resort.

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However, Jackson remains hospitalized and family has been spotted visiting him, including wife Katherine and granddaughter Paris Jackson, as well as daughter Latoya Jackson on Thursday.


The news of Jackson's health scare was first reported by TMZ, along with a video interview of his son, Jermaine, on Saturday.

"We were all worried, but he's doing much better. He's much healthier and we're very happy about that," Jermaine said.

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"All his vital signs are great," he added. "He's just tired. He's 87. We're just tryin' to hold onto him as long as we can."

As ET previously reported, Jackson suffered a stroke on his 87th birthday in July 2015.

Watch the video below.