Doctors treating Michael Jackson's father for his recent stroke are waiting to see if he has been left permanently blind. Joe Jackson was celebrating his 87th birthday in Brazil on Sunday when he woke up disorientated and with no vision.
The talent manager, who guided Michael and his four brothers to global stardom, was taken to the Albert Einstein hospital.
In a statement the hospital said Jackson, who suffers from diabetes, was in insensitive care and was suffering from an irregular heartbeat. He is undergoing a series of tests and it is not yet known if his vision will return. The family are now discussing whether to fly Jackson back to the States for treatment.
It is not clear if his diabetes was a factor which led to hisstroke. Jackson, who turned 87 on Sunday, failed to make his official party, which organisers said cost more than £130,000, that evening.
On his website he invite told guests: “Join me on the 26th of July to celebrate 87 full years on earth. The greatest adventure you can take on this world, is to live your life and enjoy the ride.”
As well as the Michael and his brothers, Jackson's daughters Janet andLaToyaalso found music stardom.