Joe Jackson Hospitalized But 'Doing Much Better,' Says Jermaine Jackson

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Joe Jackson attends the Premiere of "Sicario" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2015 in Cannes, France.

Joe Jackson was hospitalized on Friday during a routine checkup with his doctor, but is doing much better now, according to his son Jermaine Jackson.  

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Jermaine told TMZ that his 87-year-old father became weak during a check up appointment, with the outlet saying he struck a high fever. The Jackson family patriarch was hospitalized, but his son said he is now "much healthier and we're very happy about that." 

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"He's much better, all of his vital signs are great, we're very happy," the younger Jackson told TMZ. "He's just tired, -- he's 87 -- and we're just trying to hold onto him as long as we can."

Jackson added, "My father's very strong. He's up there telling jokes. He's doing fine."