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. faye, NV

    Our prayers are with you and your family.

    God speed.

    September 4, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  2. Anita, DC

    My prayers go out to the Rev. Jackson, and I wish him a speedy recovery.

    September 4, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  3. Mildred

    Get well soon Rev. Jackson

    September 4, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  4. Charles

    How soon Obama supporters forget Jackson's "I'd like to cut his nuts" comments...

    September 4, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  5. James From Chicago

    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.

    September 4, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  6. Rave

    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)

    September 4, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  7. Donna

    Feel better Rev Jackson....

    September 4, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  8. Lisa Dean

    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!

    September 4, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  9. KiloWhiskey - Denver

    Take an alka-seltzer and get back to work....

    And why is this deemed important by anyone????

    September 4, 2008 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  10. Peggy

    Hope the next news about him will be better. I will go to church today to pray for him.

    September 4, 2008 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  11. April Garlow

    It's no secret (thanks to an open mic) that working for Obama makes Jesse sick to his stomach.

    September 4, 2008 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  12. Leah

    We are praying for you Jesse – get well soon!

    September 4, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  13. Jonny

    Get well Rev. Jackson!!!

    September 4, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  14. Michael Lorton, Virginia

    Speedy recovery Rev. Jackson......

    September 4, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  15. Lance

    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.

    September 4, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  16. RealityKing

    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..

    September 4, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  17. ginger

    Rev Jackson,

    Despite some of the mean-spirited comments in this thread, I pray God is with you and will heal you according to his will.

    September 4, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  18. mississippi for Obama / Biden 2008

    Rev Jackson, you are in our thoughts.

    get well soon, we need your insights to drive the thugs out of washington.

    September 4, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  19. Ed

    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.

    September 4, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  20. Sally from Cali

    Prayers are with you all over the world, Jesse.

    September 4, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  21. richard

    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.

    September 4, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  22. fella from Chicago

    How you going to pay for your hospital bills, Jesse? You've been unemployed for decades.

    September 4, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  23. gbpcbfl

    Rev Jackson

    Get well soon, so you may see Gov Palin do to Obama what you could only wish for!

    September 4, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  24. Loverboy

    Nothing that a dose of cowbell can't cure!

    September 4, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  25. Pat NY

    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.

    September 4, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
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