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.