Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Janet Jackson May Lose “Sleeep” If She Heads to Brazil and Brings Home Ailing Father


Janet Jackson may not be getting much “sleeep” this week. I’m told she is the likely candidate to fly to Sao Paolo, Brazil and bring home her ailing father.

Joseph Jackson is recuperating from a stroke and possible heart attacks after partying in Sao Paolo for his 87th birthday. I reported, then TMZ helped themselves to the info– that Mr. Jackson had a burst artery behind one eye. While he was being examined at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paolo he had a stroke. He had two surgeries for pacemakers.

My source says he is ” well and alert” now. We’re waiting for confirmation of Janet’s trip. Ironically, Janet had posted a very moving Birthday tweet to her father earlier on Sunday. This all marks a change of attitude from Janet, who was not always on the best terms with Joseph after she learned he’d fathered an illegitimate child–a a daughter, Jovanni, who is younger than Janet by a couple of years.

But time heals all wounds, and as Nick Lowe once sang, wounds all heels.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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