By: Renee Grant
The Jackson family patriarch, Joe Jackson, is recovering after being involved in a car accident in Las Vegas on Friday (June 30).
TMZ reports that Jackson was riding in the passenger side of a black Jaguar when it was T-boned by an SUV. Bystanders say that Jackson was well enough to walk away from the crash to a nearby restaurant to ask for help.
The 88-year-old reportedly complained of chest pain before paramedics arrived on scene to take him to the hospital. He was released and says of the crash on his website, “I got out of it without a scratch. My assistant, however, had to be taken to the emergency because the airbag in the car broke his thumb. We are leaving and going back out to enjoy our lunch at home. All is well. Thank God.”
This is another occurrence in what has been a wild year for Jackson. He was hospitalized for an unknown illness last May and in May of this year (2017) he posted a message on his website titled I Am 100% Alive in which he states, “The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated. Please ignore all the stupid false rumors from people who seem to find humor in such topics.”