Joe Jackson discharged from hospital

2015-08-05 11:07

Los Angeles - Joe Jackson has been discharged from hospital.

The showbiz patriarch was rushed to the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo on 26  July after reportedly suffering a stroke and three heart attacks while on a trip to Brazil, but has now recovered and was discharged from the facility on Monday.

The 87-year-old retired music manager is now resting at an apartment in the city and is expected to return to the United States on Saturday accompanied by his daughter Janet and son Jermaine who jetted out to be by his bedside, according to New York Post newspaper's Page Six column.

Janet, 49, was preparing for her upcoming The Unbreakable World Tour, which kicks off later this month, when the news broke, leading to her ditching rehearsals to be with her father.

The first positive signs of progress came over the weekend when a source told Us Weekly magazine the former The Jackson 5 manager has been "regaining his motor skills and starting to walk with assistance".

Following the incident almost a fortnight ago, Joe's publicist told gossip website TMZ his heart had stopped beating for 10 seconds and he had had a pacemaker inserted at the facility in Sao Paulo.

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