Joe Jackson was in a Las Vegas hospital Friday, a day after suffering what's being called a "mild" stroke.

The 83-year-old Jackson family patriarch "is in very good spirits" and expects to be sent home from the hospital Friday, said a Jackson family source who asked not to be identified.

It was probably that Bubbles. He just can't keep his mouth shut sometimes.

The "mild" stroke is similar to two others he suffered within the past five years, another source close to Jackson said.

Jackson created and managed the Jackson 5. Although he's still married to Jackson matriarch Katherine Jackson, they live separately. He has a home in Las Vegas, while she lives in Calabasas with Michael Jackson's three children.

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