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Joe Jackson is currently recovering in a Los Angeles hospital after suffering from a high fever.

TMZ first broke the story; Jackson was hospitalized in Los Angeles after a routine checkup with his doctor. Sources close to the family revealed to the news outlet that Joe went in for a checkup on Friday, and while running tests, came up with a high fever.

Over the weekend, TMZ cameras caught up with Jermaine who confirmed that initially, his father was “not doing well.” However, Jermaine revealed to the photographer that his father is currently doing “much better” and that Joe is “just tired.”

Jermaine added, “He’s 87. Listen, my father’s very strong. He’s up there telling jokes, and he’s very strong. He’s doing fine.”

As for the family Jermaine explained they were “holding up well” and “we’re just making sure to hold on to him as long as we can. That’s what’s most important.”

On Wednesday, La Toya Jackson posted a message on Twitter that read:

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Meanwhile, other sources are describing Joe’s symptoms as life threatening. “Joe was rushed to a nearby hospital and he is not expected to make it,” an insider told Radar Online. 

In July 2015, Joe suffered a stroke while in Brazil.

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