Health crisis! Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine suffers another stroke, sources claim

Katherine Jackson has suffered another debilitating stroke, RadarOnline.com has confirmed exclusively with multiple sources.

This is her second major health setback since April, when the Jackson family matriarch suffered a previous stroke, Radar first reported.

Now, her famous family is preparing for the worst.

“Katherine had another stroke several weeks ago,” said a source. “Everyone is just bracing for her passing at this point.”

According to another source, the most recent stroke landed her in a Los Angeles-area hospital for about a week toward the end of the summer. Shortly after she returned home to recuperate, she had to see her doctors again.

“She’s not in good condition and is still struggling to speak. She has said she’s ready to be in heaven with her son,” added another source, referring to the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, who died in 2009.

Sadly, Katherine’s husband Joe died from an aggressive form of cancer in June of this year.

As Radar has reported, Jackson family members have grown increasingly concerned about the 88-year-old’s health since Joe’s death.

And it turns out, their worst fears are coming true.

“Her health has rapidly declined since Joe’s death,” said a source. “She’s been in such pain, both internal and external. Katherine seems to have given up on even trying in the past month, and it makes her family very sad to see her like this. She was always such a strong, strong woman.”

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LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 03: Michael Jackson's mother Katherine Jackson appears at Michael Jackson Fan Fest prior to the Las Vegas premiere of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino December 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 30: (L-R) Judge Paula Abdul and Michael Jackson's mother Katherine Jackson in the audience at FOX's 'The X Factor' Top 7 Live Performance Show on November 30, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/FOX via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 30: (L-R) Michael Jackson's mother Katherine Jackson and judge Paula Abdul in the audience at FOX's 'The X Factor' Top 7 Live Performance Show on November 30, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/FOX via Getty Images)
The late Michael Jackson's mother Katherine Jackson (C) arrives at the courthouse in Los Angeles on November 29, 2011 for the sentencing of Doctor Conrad Murray. Michael Jackson's family insisted they were not out 'to seek revenge,' as prosecutors sought a maximum four year jail term for the star's doctor over the singer's 2009 death. Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for administering to Jackson an overdose of the powerful clinic anesthetic, propofol, in a bid to help him sleep, admitting he had given the drug to the star for up to two months before his death. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Michael Jackson's mother Katherine at the Michael Forever Tribute Concert at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. (Photo by Tim Ireland/PA Images via Getty Images)
Michael Jackson's mother Katherine Jackson (C) and two sons, Blanket, 9, (L) and Prince, 14, (R) attend a ceremony honoring Michael Jackson at Childrens Hospital in Los Angeles, California August 8, 2011. Michael Jackson's three children and mother presented the hospital with a gift of 13 pieces of original art created and signed by the late King of Pop. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
The late pop star Michael Jackson's mother Katherine (L) and siblings LaToya, (2L) Tito (C), Jackie (2R) and Marlon Jackson (R) pose together after announcing a live concert tribute to the 'King of Pop,' at a press conference in Beverly Hills July 25, 2011. The concert, which will feature performances by some of the world's leading artists, will be held at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales and will benefit U.S. and British charities according the organizers. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
The late Michael Jackson's mother Katherine Jackson (C) arrives at the courthouse in Los Angeles on November 29, 2011 for the sentencing of Doctor Conrad Murray. Michael Jackson's family insisted they were not out 'to seek revenge,' as prosecutors sought a maximum four year jail term for the star's doctor over the singer's 2009 death. Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for administering to Jackson an overdose of the powerful clinic anesthetic, propofol, in a bid to help him sleep, admitting he had given the drug to the star for up to two months before his death. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Pop star Michael Jackson's father Joe Jackson (L) and mother Katherine Jackson (R) arrive at Los Angeles Superior Court in downtown Los Angeles on April 5, 2010 for the hearing of Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murrary. Murray appeared in court on an involuntary manslaughter charge stemming from the pop superstar's June 25 death. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Katherine Jackson (L) and Joe Jackson (R), mother and father of Michael Jackson, arrive at the Airport Courthouse for the arraingment of Dr. Conrad Murray on February 8, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Murray is reportedly being charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)
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