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Joe Jackson in 'serious' condition after stroke

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Joe Jackson eats at IHOP in Sherman Oaks. Sept 1, 2009 X17online.com EXCLUSIVEX17online.com

Joseph “Joe” Jackson, the patriarch of the Jackson family and infamous manager of the Jackson 5, has suffered a stroke -- as first reported by entertainment website X17 Online and confirmed to FOX411’s Pop Tarts column by a close family insider.

“He's in ‘serious’ condition. Joe has been struggling with his health a lot over the past three or four months,” said the source. “The good thing is that he was taken immediately to the hospital as he was with a couple of people at the time.”

It is believed Jackson is receiving treatment in a Las Vegas hospital, the city in which he primarily resides.

Reps for Katherine Jackson and his daughter Janet Jackson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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