Joe Jackson Has Stroke 83-year-old could be home tomorrow, however By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Nov 29, 2012 5:45 PM CST 12 comments Comments Joe Jackson in a 2009 photo. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File) (Newser) – Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke, reports celebrity website X17 Online. Michael Jackson's controversial dad, 83, is at a Las Vegas hospital, though his spokeswoman says he's doing fine and could be home tomorrow, reports AP. “The good thing is that he was taken immediately to the hospital as he was with a couple of people at the time," a family friend tells Fox News. Estranged wife Katherine was reportedly on her way to visit.