Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson is reportedly in the "end stages" of a battle with terminal cancer and was hospitalized in Las Vegas this week, multiple outlets reported on Friday.
TMZ alleges that Jackson "has been battling the illness for some time, but it is at the end stages" now, and that "the cancer cannot be treated." His wife, Katherine, has been at his side in the hospital for the past several days -- as have some of the legendary manager's children and grandchildren -- but she was only able to do so after an alleged standoff with Joe's manager, Charles Coupet.
The Daily Mail reported that the father of eleven children's last days have not been without controversy. For the first four days of his hospitalization, Joe Jackson was reportedly not able to see his family, with his handlers barring them from visiting him on his deathbed.
Katherine and daughter Rebbie had reportedly visited Joe in his Las Vegas home last week before he was moved to a hospital -- without the rest of his family being informed of the move.
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American singer Michael Jackson poses with his parents, Katherine and Joe Jackson at the Golden Globe Awards, 1973. (Photo by Fotos International/Getty Images)
CIRCA 1970: R&B quintet 'Jackson 5' pose for a portrait with their youngest brother Randy and father Joe. Clockwise from bottom left: Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson, Joe Jackson (front). (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - 1972: R&B quintet 'Jackson Five' pose for a portrait with their father and younger brother Randy who would later join the band to replace Jermaine in 1972 in Los Angeles, California. (L-R) Tito Jackson, Joseph 'Joe' Jackson, Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Marlon Jackson. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 4: Pop singer and actress Janet Jackson attends the R&B Awards with her father Joe Jackson and sister LaToya Jackson (left) on February 4, 1983 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Joe Jackson during Jackson Family Sightings - Circa 1984, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
CHICAGO - OCTOBER 12: Reverend Al Sharpton and Joe Jackson poses for photos during The Jacksons 'Victory Tour' pre-party at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois in October 12, 1984. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)
In a hotel room during the 1984 Democratic National Convention, American sibling pop singers Marlon (left) and Michael Jackson (second right), along with their father Joe (right), attend a press conference with politician Jesse Jackson, San Francisco, California, mid July, 1984. Jesse Jackson was a hopeful for the Democratic presidential nomination, though he lost to Walter Mondale.. (Photo by Robert R. McElroy/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 30: Joe Jackson and Katherine Jackson attend Fifth Annual American Cinema Awards on January 30, 1988 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 8: Joe Jackson and Jackie Jackson attend BMI Michael Jackson Awards Gala on May 8, 1990 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Katherine Jackson and Joe Jackson (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Katherine Jackson et son mari Joe, les parents de Michael Jackson, lors d'une confï¿½ence de presse ï¿½Paris en novembre 1991, France. (Photo by ARNAL/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Joe Jackson during 'MTV Icon: Janet Jackson' at Sony Studios in Culver City, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Joe Jackson & Chrystal Marvin during Downtown Los Angeles Gold's Gym Grand Opening at Gold's Gym & Body Spa in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by J. P. Aussenard/WireImage)
SANTA MARIA, UNITED STATES: US pop star Michael Jackson(C) arrives with his father Joe Jackson (R), lawyer Brian Oxman (L) and members of his personal security detail, 15 March 2005 at Santa Barbara County Courthouse in Santa Maria, California, for another day of testimony in his child molestation trial. Jackson's hard-hitting lawyer Thomas Mesereau, Jr seemed set to pursue 15 March his relentless attack on the credibility of the boy who claims he was molested by the star he once saw as a father figure. Mesereau was certain to capitalize on the massive blow he dealt the prosecution when he got Jackson's now 15-year-old accuser to admit he once told his school administrator the entertainer had never improperly touched him. AFP PHOTO/ POOL / Damian Dovarganes (Photo credit should read DAMIAN DOVORGANES/AFP/Getty Images)
SANTA MARIA, CA - FEBRUARY 16: Joe Jackson, the father of pop singer Michael Jackson, leaves the Marian Medical Center after a visit with his son, who is being treated for the flu February 16, 2005 in Santa Maria, California. Judge Rodney Melville has delayed the singer's child molestation trial until February 22. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
SANTA MARIA, CA - MARCH 7: Singer Michael Jackson (R) and his father, Joe Jackson, gesture to supporters following proceedings at the Santa Maria Superior Court during the second week of the trial March 7, 2005 in Santa Maria, California. Michael Jackson is charged in a 10-count indictment with molesting a boy, plying him with liquor and conspiring to commit child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion. He has pleaded innocent. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
SANTA MARIA, UNITED STATES: US pop star Michael Jackson(R) arrives with his father Joe Jackson(L) at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse in Santa Maria, California, 14 March 2005 for his child molestation trial. Jackson's lead lawyer Thomas Mesereau is due to resume his tough cross-examination of the confident 15-year-old boy who claims the singer abused him two years ago. AFP PHOTO/ POOL / Carlo Allegri (Photo credit should read CARLO ALLEGRI/AFP/Getty Images)
Joseph Joe Jackson Feiert Seinen 76. Geburtstag Im Estrel Hotel In Berlin . (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images)
Joe Jackson during Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo Las Vegas Premiere - After Party at The Palms Hotel and Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
Joe Jackson during Radio One's 25th Anniversary Awards Dinner Gala at JW Marriot in Washington, DC, United States. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS - MAY 30: Joe Jackson and Rutt celebrate LaToya Jackson's birthday at Prive Las Vegas on May 30, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 03: In this handout photo provided by Harrison Funk/The Jackson Family, Katherine Jackson and Joe Jackson attend Michael Jackson's funeral service held at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park on September 3, 2009 in Glendale, California. Jackson, 50, the king of pop, died at UCLA Medical Center after going into cardiac arrest at his rented home on June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harrison Funk/The Jackson Family via Getty Images)
Joe Jackson attends the Brenden Celebrity Suites at The Palms Casino Resort on August 29, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 24: Joe Jackson speaks to members of the media after receiving an award at the National Action Network headquarters on October 24, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 23: Katherine Jackson (L) and Joe Jackson leave the preliminary hearing for Dr. Conrad Murrary at the Los Angeles courthouse on August 23, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
SAN JUAN, PR - MAY 16: Joe Jackson in Press Conference announces 'Michael Jackson Forever King Of Pop' on May 16, 2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Photo by GV Cruz/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 24: Joe Jackson attends the Premiere of 'Michael Kohlhaas' at The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 24, 2013 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 23: Joe jackson attends the 'Clouds Of Sils Maria' Premiere at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 26: Joe Jackson (L) poses for his birthday celebration at 'Boujis' on July 26, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Robert Marquardt/GC Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 05: Joe Jackson attends the 2017 Soul Train Awards, presented by BET, at the Orleans Arena on November 5, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for BET)
Talent manager Joe Jackson attends the Elton John AIDS Foundation 26th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on March 4, 2018 at West Hollywood Park, California. / AFP PHOTO / TARA ZIEMBA (Photo credit should read TARA ZIEMBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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The outlet says that Joe himself "had given verbal instructions" that he didn't want family to see him or his medical records.
"If it's true there was verbal instructions from Joseph, we'd like to know how that instruction was obtained," a family member explained. "He's a proud man who is all about image -- was he saying he doesn't want anyone to see him like that, or was he saying he doesn't want family near him?"
"Something is not right about this," the family member added.
After reportedly holding multiple family meetings and pleading with Joe's manager, though, Katherine and the rest of the family were finally able to see their ailing patriarch.
"No one knew what was going on," Jermaine Jackson told The Daily Mail. "We shouldn't have to bed, plead and argue to see our own father, especially at a time like this. We have been hurting. We were not being told where he was and couldn't get the full picture. Even from the doctor. My mother was worried sick."
Joe's son went on to describe his condition as "very, very frail."
"He doesn't have long," he added. "The family needs to be by his bedside. That's our only intention in his final days. It's what any family would want, but some people around him think they know better, and they don't."
Joe's health decline comes after years of reports that he has suffered multiple strokes and has battled with dementia, too.
Other sources told The Daily Mail that "the people around Joe Jackson are the people who have been there for him in his everyday life" and that "they are acting in his interests and no one else's."
Additionally, the source added, the situation is "not as black and white as people are making [it] out" to be, and that "the Jackson family doesn't have the capacity to deal with this on its own, so certain people are taking charge of the situation."
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