'I Am 100% Alive!' Joe Jackson responds to 'stupid false' death rumours after hospitalisation for high fever

Joe Jackson has taken to his website to reassure fans he is '100 per cent alive'.

The 87-year-old showbiz patriarch was hospitalised in Los Angeles last week due to a high fever which was discovered during a routine check-up. 

A new post on his website on Thursday, titled I Am 100% Alive, read: 'The rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated. Please ignore all the stupid false rumours from people who seem to find humour in such topics.'

Not dead: Joe Jackson, 87,  is '100 per cent alive,' following a high fever discovered  during a routine check-up

Not dead: Joe Jackson, 87,  is '100 per cent alive,' following a high fever discovered  during a routine check-up

Confirmation: The Jackson leader shared a photo addressing his situation on Twitter on Thursday

Confirmation: The Jackson leader shared a photo addressing his situation on Twitter on Thursday

Joe, father of singers Micheal and Janet Jackson, signed the post, which was accompanied by a picture of him apparently at a beachside resort.

On Wednesday, his son Jermaine Jackson admitted their family were 'worried' about their father following his hospitalisation on May 13, but said they were thankful he is now doing 'much better'.

He said: 'My father is doing much better. We were all worried but he's doing much better, he's much healthier and we're very happy about that.'

Speaking up: On Wednesday, Joe's son Jermaine Jackson admitted their family were 'worried' about their father following his hospitalisation on May 13, but said they were thankful he is now doing 'much better.' He is pictured on May 12 in LA

Speaking up: On Wednesday, Joe's son Jermaine Jackson admitted their family were 'worried' about their father following his hospitalisation on May 13, but said they were thankful he is now doing 'much better.' He is pictured on May 12 in LA

'He got weak and they rushed him ... he was doing a normal check-up and he got weak and they admitted him.'

'He came for a check-up at his doctor's and they put him in the hospital.'

'The way we got the news he was not doing well.'

Family portrait: Joe is pictured with his sons in 1970. Clockwise: Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson, Joe Jackson (front)

Family portrait: Joe is pictured with his sons in 1970. Clockwise: Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson, Joe Jackson (front)

Jermaine, 61, admitted his father is in good spirits, despite still being in hospital.

He added: 'He's much better. All of his vital signs are great and we're very happy. He's just tired. He's 87. We're just trying to hold onto him as much as we can.'

'My father's very strong, he's up there telling jokes. He's doing fine. We're all holding up well.'

Last August, Joe was hospitalised in Brazil, where he was celebrating his 87th birthday, after suffering a stroke and three heart attacks.

He was reported to have taken three Viagra pills at the time.

Prior issue: Last August, Joe was hospitalised in Brazil, where he was celebrating his 87th birthday, after suffering a stroke and three heart attacks. He is pictured on May 19, 2015 in Cannes

Prior issue: Last August, Joe was hospitalised in Brazil, where he was celebrating his 87th birthday, after suffering a stroke and three heart attacks. He is pictured on May 19, 2015 in Cannes

 

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