Joseph Jackson, the 89-year-old patriarch of the Jackson family, is fighting for his life after receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis. 

According to Entertainment Tonight, Joseph was hospitalized in Las Vegas on Friday. Doctors told the talent manager that after fighting the illness for some time, it was no longer treatable.

Son Jermaine Jackson told the Daily Mail that his father isn’t doing well. The 63-year-old said: 

“He’s very very frail, he doesn’t have long. The family needs to be by his bedside – that’s our only intention in his final days.”

On Sunday, the Jackson family patriarch seemingly tweeted from his verified Twitter account in response to the news. 

The tweet read:

I have seen more sunsets than I have left to see. The sun rises when the time comes and whether you like it or not the sun sets when the time comes.

But granddaughter Paris Jackson, daughter of Michael Jackson, was quick to call out the person running her grandfather’s account.

Hours after Joseph supposedly tweeted, the 20-year-old claimed that her grandfather probably hadn’t even used the Twitter account.  

She wrote:

This is a beautiful tweet. though it upsets me to see whoever is in charge of this account taking advantage of it. my grandfather did not tweet this. i’m not sure if he’s ever used this account.

Regardless, it seems Paris is focusing on what’s important — sticking with her family during this difficult time.

The model said she’s “blessed to have a family that comes together the way the Jacksons do” and thanked fans for sending them so much love and support.

Joseph has not given a public update on his health.

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