Jackson rushed to hospital

2009-06-25 23:12
Los Angeles - Entertainer Michael Jackson was rushed to a hospital in Los Angeles on Thursday night with suspected cardiac arrest, TMZ website reports.

It added that paramedics administered CPR in the ambulance.

The 911 call came in at 12:21 at Jackon's Holmby Hills home, the celebrity website reported.

A Jackson family member was also quoted as saying that Michael was in "really bad shape" and that his brothers are headed to UCLA.

The website also spoke to the singer's father who said "he [Michael] is not doing well".

Reuters reports that Jackson, 50, is due to start a series of comeback concerts in London on July 13 running until March 2010. The singer, whose hits include Thriller and Billy Jean, has been rehearsing in the Los Angeles area for the past two months.

The shows for the 50 London concerts sold out within hours of going on sale in March.

Jackson, who started out as a child star in the band "The Jackson 5" more than 40 years ago, has lived as a virtual recluse since his acquittal in 2005 on charges of child molestation.



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