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Joe Jackson Terminally Ill With Stage Four Pancreatic Cancer

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Vandana Rambaran Political Reporter
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Joe Jackson, father of The Jackson 5, has been hospitalized and is terminally ill with stage four pancreatic cancer, according to multiple reports by the Daily Mail, TMZ and other news outlets.

The creator, producer and manager of The Jackson 5 pop group in the ’60s has suffered from dementia, strokes and at least one heart attack in recent years, according to Variety.

The family of 11, which includes Janet and the late Michael Jackson, has been feuding with their father’s handlers over the right to see the bedridden 89-year-old, and manager Charles Coupet finally agreed to allow the family to see him on Tuesday night, according to reports by the Daily Mail.

“No one knew what was going on — we shouldn’t have to beg, plead, and argue to see our own father, especially at a time like this,” his son Jermaine told the Daily Mail.

“We have been hurting. We were not being told where he was and couldn’t get the full picture,” he said. “Even from the doctor. My mother was worried sick. He’s very very frail, he doesn’t have long. The family needs to be by his bedside — that’s our only intention in his final days.”

Jermaine then took to Twitter to clarify his father’s health and insisted the family needed to be by his side, although he downplayed the notion previously put forth that his father was dying.

The patriarch of the Jackson family was allegedly abusive to his children, reportedly sexually, physically and mentally abusing them throughout their childhood, according to a tell-all written by his daughter La Toya in 1991, and alleged by Michael in numerous interviews when he was alive. (RELATED: Michael Jackson’s DISTURBING Porn Library Revealed For The First Time)

He helped launch his children’s career to success starting with The Jackson 5, which remained at the top of the charts until Michael branched off into his solo debut in 1979.

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