CHICAGO (AP) — Rev. Jesse Jackson was hospitalized Monday in Washington, D.C., after falling on his head and injuring his head while helping students at Howard University, a spokesman said. According to.
According to Jackson’s spokesman Frank Watkins, the 80-year-old Chicago civil rights leader was entering a campus building when he collapsed and hit his head.
Jackson’s staff took him to Howard University Hospital for various tests, including a CT scan, which came back normal. Watkins said Jackson would be kept under observation in the hospital overnight.
“Family, he’s resting comfortably and doing well,” said Sanita Jackson, one of Jackson’s daughters. posted on twitter Along with a story from The Grio about his downfall.
Jackson was attending a meeting with Howard President Wayne A.I. Frederick and students, who were discussing their complaints about living conditions, according to Watkins.
Jackson, who has Parkinson’s disease, has already been hospitalized twice this year. He checked into a Chicago hospital in August for a successful COVID-19 infection and required weeks of physical therapy As COVID affected his Parkinson’s and his ability to walk and talk. He also had gallbladder surgery in the first year.
Since being released from the hospital for COVID-19 treatment and physical therapy, Jackson has resumed an active traveling and public speaking program.