Joe Jackson is lucky to be alive, yet again!
The 87-year-old father of eleven children was hospitalized in Los Angeles Wednesday morning, and as the outspoken Jackson siblings continue to downplay their father's medical crisis, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned what his doctors just told the entire family.
"Joe had a temperature of 104 degrees today. Even though they have managed to get his temperature down, he is not in the clear yet," a Jackson family insider insisted.
"Everyone in that family knows that a 104-degree temperature could have easily killed him!"
As previously reported, Joe's health crisis began this past summer in Brazil when he suffered a series of massive strokes and heart attacks.
"Right now his doctors' main concern is that he is going to have another stroke, and they are asking him to stay hospitalized until further notice," the insider told Radar.
As Radar previously reported, Joe's wife of 65-years, Katherine Jackson, 86 – as well as a team of nurses – have been taking care of Joe at the Jackson family estate in Calabasas, Calif, in recent months.
"But Joe does not want to stay at the hospital regardless of what the doctors tell him," said the source. "He has said to everyone in the family that is he NOT going to die in a hospital bed."
"He and Katherine want to both leave this life at home surrounded by loved ones."