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. texas DEM

    Get well soon Rev.

    HILLARY 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 4, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  2. S Callahan

    sounds like a gall bladder issue..or peptic ulcer.
    God's speed in your recovery

    September 4, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  3. Hockey Moms for Obama

    Hope you feel better! We'll keep the flame (and the pucks) going for Obama!

    HOCKEY MOMS FOR OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 4, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  4. Rich in Seattle

    Palin and the other Republicans made me sick enough last night to need to go to the hospital too!!

    September 4, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  5. Peter of Oregon

    this is related to politics?

    September 4, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  6. Virginian

    Prayers being said for you, Reverend Jackson, with anticipation for benign findings as the source of your pain.

    Please know I admire you, and am hopeful you will continue to lead us by reminding all of the need for continued social support for all ages (babies, youth, teens, middle age and older age) in our very diverse country.

    September 4, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  7. Common Sense in NJ

    I hope it's nothing serious. Praying for his speedy recovery. Maybe he had lunch with Obama.

    September 4, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  8. RuthieM

    Get well, Reverend Jackson, you're in our prayers.

    September 4, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  9. Turnabout is fair play

    Get well Rev. From an African American who lives among whites who love you as much as the black community does, get well. God bless.

    September 4, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  10. lexie

    Get well rev.!!!!!!!!!

    September 4, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  11. kathy in ohio

    who?????????? cares

    September 4, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  12. D. Chaney

    SO!!!

    September 4, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  13. Reagan

    Who cares.

    September 4, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  14. Don from California

    Get better big guy. There are a lot of different political tensions in this race for the White House. One of those we didn't need was the way Jackson felt about Obama. However, both men said they're peace. I hope after seeing how bitter the republicans were last night, we see how easily it is to resort to petty politics. Let's use this moment to remind ourselves that are goals for America are closer than our differences.

    September 4, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  15. Timber

    I was never a fan of his but hope he feels better and wish him well.

    September 4, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  16. karen

    Hope nothing serious...maybe just food poisoning or ulcer. Please God...heal his body.

    September 4, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  17. vw

    should be acute myocardial infarction.

    September 4, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  18. mary kirk

    I'm former DEM,then INP now REP,have admired Rev Jackson for over 40 yrs,pray for his health.

    September 4, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  19. John, FL

    I hope it's nothing serious!

    September 4, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  20. CJ

    God speed and get back to work soon.

    September 4, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  21. JoelWhy

    Why does this story make the ticker, but not this update on the Palin scandal:

    "Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the running mate for GOP presidential candidate John McCain, wrote e-mails that harshly criticized Alaska state troopers for failing to fire her former brother-in-law and ridiculed an internal affairs investigation into his conduct."

    September 4, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  22. Darrel from Denver

    Get well, soon, Reverend.

    September 4, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  23. Barbara

    God bless you Reverend Jackson. We care.

    September 4, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  24. Ellie

    It's probably just gas.

    September 4, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  25. ~DEM~

    Get well Rev

    September 4, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
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