Joe Jackson Living Out Final Days in Hospital

6/27/2018 12:50 AM PDT

Joe Jackson Living Out Final Days in Hospital

EXCLUSIVE

Joe Jackson is in the final stages of life ... getting weaker by the day, and his family is assembling for what they believe will be the final goodbye ... sources connected with the Jacksons tell TMZ.

As we reported, Joe has terminal cancer. He is currently in the hospital and had planned to go to his home in Vegas to live out his final days, but that has not happened.

Our sources say Joe is very weak and getting significantly weaker. As one source put it, "It's now a waiting game, and the end could come at any time."

Joe had a famously contentious relationship with Michael Jackson's estate after his son died, but we're told he has made peace with the people running the estate ... in part because they have made sure Joe has been well taken care of during his illness.

Over the weekend, Jackson's Twitter account shared a photo of Joe looking at the sunset, seemingly suggesting he's coming to terms with his time running out.