On Wednesday evening, "Piers Morgan Tonight" secured a rare, exclusive interview with the patriarch of the famed Jackson family, musician and talent manager Joseph Jackson.
Seated across from Piers Morgan, the 84-year-old father of 10 opened up about the day he learned about the death of his most-famous child, legendary pop star Michael Jackson:
"I got a call from a fan. And he says, 'Mr. Jackson,' he says, 'um, something is wrong.' He said, 'I see a ambulance there at Michael's place. And the ambulance took off. And the fire department is following the ambulance. Something is wrong,'" explained Jackson. "The saddest part about the whole thing was Michael tried to reach me. He says, 'call my father.' This was before he passed, he would know how to get me out of this."
More than three-and-a-half years since the 13-time Grammy Award winner's death, his father described the circumstances surrounding the latter portion of his life:
"They treated him like Howard Hughes," explained Jackson, referencing the late aviator and filmmaker who lived reclusively in his final years, plagued by an obsessive-compulsive disorder. "The family couldn't get to him, you know, like they should have. And that was very wrong for that to happen."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Joe Jackson further reveals the events and conditions that existed as the time of Michael Jackson's death.
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