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Michael Jackson rushed to hospital, US media say

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-06-26

US pop icon Michael Jackson was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital on Wednesday afternoon with a suspected cardiac arrest, US media reports say.

AFP - Pop legend Michael Jackson was rushed to hospital in Los Angeles Thursday after suffering a heart attack, reports said, but it was not immediately possible to confirm his condition.

The Los Angeles Times citing local fire department officials reported Jackson, 50, was unconscious when paramedics arrived at his home in Holmby Hills before being taken to hospital.

TMZ.com celebrity news website said Jackson suffered a cardiac arrest but the singer's father Joe Jackson was unable to confirm details when contacted by E! Online celebrity news site.

Jackson's manager Tohme E. Tohme was not immediately available for comment at his office after being contacted by AFP.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Devin Gales would not confirm Jackson's identity, but said paramedics responded to a call from an address corresponding to Jackson's at 12:21 p.m and the person was taken to UCLA Medical Center.

UCLA hospital officials were not immediately available for comment.

 

Date created : 2009-06-25

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