Joe Jackson, father of Michael and Janet, out of Brazil hospital

Joe Jackson poses on the red carpet at the screening of the film "Sicario" in competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 19, 2015.
Joe Jackson poses on the red carpet at the screening of the film "Sicario" in competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 19, 2015.PHOTO: REUTERS

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Joe Jackson, patriarch of the Jackson family of musical performers, was discharged on Monday from the Sao Paulo hospital where he had been treated following a stroke.

Jackson, who came to Brazil to celebrate his 87th birthday, was diagnosed with a stroke associated with cardiac arrhythmia on July 27, the Albert Einstein hospital said last week.

A press representative for the hospital said on Monday that Jackson's health had improved enough to warrant his release.

Joe was estranged from Michael - who was one of the world's most successful and best-known performers - before the pop star's 2009 death. He also stayed apart from his wife, Katherine, and many of his other eight children.