Joe Jackson is letting it be known that he’s alive and well after rumours of his death began circulating for his hospitalization on Wednesday.
“The rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated,”; the Jackson family patriarch wrote in an official website post, titled “I am 100% Alive”;. “Please ignore all the stupid false rumors from people who seem to find humor in such topics.”
The short comment was accompanied by a photo of Jackson smiling while sitting on a patio overlooking. It is still unclear whether he has been discharged from the hospital.
According to TMZ, the 87-year-old was undergoing a series of tests with his physician when he became weak. Doctors admitted Jackson into the hospital shortly thereafter.
The cause of his symptoms has yet to be determined.
Jermaine Jackson confirmed that his father was recovering well when TMZ caught up with the singer at the hospital. “My father’s doing much better. We were all worried,”; Jackson said. “All his vital signs are great.”;
According to People, Jackson appears to be on the mend.
“It was very serious, but he is out of danger now,”; says a family insider, noting that Jackson remains in hospital under observation.
“We still have to keep a close watch on him,”; adds the insider.