Report: Michael Jackson's father suffers mild stroke

Joe Jackson (back centre), seen attending a memorial service for his superstar son in 2009. Credit: Mario Anzuoni/PA Archive

Michael Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, is recovering in hospital after suffering a mild stroke, a family friend has told Reuters.

"He was doing well and says he's feeling OK," Brian Oxman, a one-time attorney to Mr Jackson's pop superstar son, said. "He was talking fine. He sounded excellent to me."

The 83-year-old Jackson, who has a history of strokes, was admitted to the Las Vegas hospital after experiencing weakness while walking in a park near his home.