September 4th, 2008
03:40 PM ET
6 years ago

Jesse Jackson hospitalized after complaining of stomach pains

Jesse Jackson.
Jesse Jackson.

CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson has been hospitalized after complaining of stomach pains, a spokeswoman for Northwestern Memorial Hospital said Thursday.

Hospital representative Latoya Porter said Jackson admitted himself around 3 p.m. CT on Wednesday.

She did not have an update on his condition but said he was having tests Thursday morning.

Jackson, 66, a long-time civil rights activist, had been in Atlanta, Georgia, working on behalf of the presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama.

soundoff (192 Responses)
  1. the real Abby

    oh dear. Get well!

    September 4, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  2. Herman In LA

    God speed Rev. Jackson our prayers are with you.

    September 4, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  3. VA Voter

    Get well, Jessie. Hope it isn't serious.

    September 4, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  4. The Bush Twins : George and John

    Why is this news item on the ticker ?.

    September 4, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  5. Derrick - Texas

    Get well soon, Reverend.

    September 4, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  6. Breck

    I don't know as much about the man as I probably should but good luck Rev.

    September 4, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  7. Kim

    Hope you get well soon Jesse

    September 4, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  8. JOE KILOZ

    O B A M A,,,,,,,,,D O E S,,,,,,,W A N T,,,,,H I M,,,,,,, I N,,,,,,,,,,T H E,,,,,,,,,,

    N E W S ,,,,,,,,,,D I D N ' T,,,,,,,,H E,,,,,,,,,T E L L,,,,,,,,Y O U,,,,,,,,T H A T,,,,,,,,,,

    I N,,,,,,,,,, T H E,,,,,,,,,S E C R E T ,,,,,,,,,,,M E E T I N G ? ? ?

    S A M E,,,,,,,,,W I T H,,,,,,,,A L,,,,,,,S H A R P T ON ! ! !

    September 4, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  9. ProudDemocrat

    Get well soon Jackson black people needs you healthy, this is a very crucial time. May God heal you soon.

    September 4, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  10. OBAMA SUPPORTER IN IOWA

    I'm praying for a full and speedy recovery.

    September 4, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  11. Kevin

    I didn't know he was 66! Get well soon!

    September 4, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  12. Proud to be American

    Get well soon Jesse – praying that you have a speedy recovery!

    September 4, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  13. Bill

    Maybe he was listening to Palin's voice. The pitch, the accent...yikes. Over the next 2 months it won't matter what she's saying because everybody will be reaching for the "mute" button.

    September 4, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  14. Cyrus K.

    Feel better!

    September 4, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  15. DELMARVA

    Get well soon.

    September 4, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  16. Mer

    Get well!!!!

    September 4, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  17. ANDY DAAS

    Speedy recovery.

    September 4, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  18. Greg Pottstown, Pa.

    Get well soon !!!

    September 4, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  19. gm

    MAY GOD BE AT YOUR SIDE . GET WELL SOON.
    THOUGHT AND PRAYERS

    September 4, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  20. Michael in Houston

    Get well Reverend Jackson.

    September 4, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  21. Old Fart

    He must have watched the convention last night. I was feeling it, too.

    September 4, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  22. Nando, Florida

    Its probally just Gas apins from Watching Palins horrible speech last Night.

    September 4, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  23. Truth

    Get well

    September 4, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  24. Nicole , Portland, OR

    Get Well Soon Obama/Biden 08

    September 4, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  25. Jody Monroe

    I'm sure the "Reverend" is reviewing his life thus far and thinking about the day when he has to reckon with God Almighty. When a person is older and hospitalized, they have a lot of time to think about that.

    September 4, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
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