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.
Our prayers are with you and your family.
My prayers go out to the Rev. Jackson, and I wish him a speedy recovery.
Get well soon Rev. Jackson
How soon Obama supporters forget Jackson's "I'd like to cut his nuts" comments...
I had stomach pains after I heard Palin's speech too. God help us all if this gets in power. John McCain isn't going to around that long, but
the way Palin is poping those babies out she'll be around a long time,
and ruin the country as Bush did.
God Bless you Rev. Take good care of yourself.
OBAMA says : God Bless America and every place in the world
MCCAIN says : God Bless America and no place else
Now decide : Who is the World Leader ???
OBAMA / BIDEN (2008 -16)
Feel better Rev Jackson....
God bless you Reverand Jackson. I am so glad you got to attend Obama's nomination speech last week before falling ill. You are one of the great icons that have made this new day possible. Get well soon!
Take an alka-seltzer and get back to work....
And why is this deemed important by anyone????
Hope the next news about him will be better. I will go to church today to pray for him.
It's no secret (thanks to an open mic) that working for Obama makes Jesse sick to his stomach.
We are praying for you Jesse – get well soon!
Get well Rev. Jackson!!!
Speedy recovery Rev. Jackson......
Our best wishes and prayers are with you Reverend Jackson.
You've been through the good, the bad and the ugly enough times to know that you have our support through this tough time as well.
He must have swallowed some of that victimization bile he's been preaching at blacks for 30 years now. African-Americans desperately need empowering leaders to emerge. Jackson, and Obama, obviously are them..
Despite some of the mean-spirited comments in this thread, I pray God is with you and will heal you according to his will.
Rev Jackson, you are in our thoughts.
get well soon, we need your insights to drive the thugs out of washington.
I developed stomach pains shortly after hearing Sarah Palin's speech at the RNC last night. It could be gas, but I took no chances and checked myself into the hospital for routine tests. I ask that the press and media please respect the privacy of my family at this trying time.
Prayers are with you all over the world, Jesse.
i am ticked that soledad keeps pushing on apparent hypocrisy of palin by putting the boyfriend in the pictures and yet wanting privacy; as somene else said palin would hve been in trouble if they excluded the boy friend and/or bristol. Soledad, you are off base.
How you going to pay for your hospital bills, Jesse? You've been unemployed for decades.
Get well soon, so you may see Gov Palin do to Obama what you could only wish for!
Nothing that a dose of cowbell can't cure!
He must've gotten them after watching Palin's speech...I'll admit, I too threw up in my mouth watching and hearing her...she's a sickening woman.