Music legend Joe Jackson OK after crash near Sahara, Decatur

Joe Jackson, (MGN ONLINE)

Joe Jackson was taken to the hospital after a crash near Sahara Avenue and Decatur Boulevard around 11:13 a.m. on Friday.

According to TMZ, the Jackson family patriarch was a passenger in a black Jaguar when it T-Boned an SUV. The site says Jackson walked into a Panda Express in the area and was in pain, say witnesses. Jackson was reportedly complaining of chest pain and paramedics took him to University Medical Center for observation.

The at-fault driver was cited for failure to yield right of way. There were no signs of impairment on the drivers involved.

Jackson released the following statement on his website:

"Earlier today while in the Car with my assistant we got involved in an accident as they drove in front of us. I got out of it without a scratch. My assistant, however, had to be taken to the emergency because the airbag in the car broke his thumb. We are leaving and going back out to enjoy our lunch at home. All is well. Thank God."

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