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. Cynthia

    Hope all is well for Reverend Jackson.

    September 4, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  2. Dave

    He has viral gastroenteritis (an inflamation of the stomach and intestines) and he should be fine. I believe the worst of his discomfort is over. Get some rest, Rev.!

    September 4, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  3. Dale, Kentucky

    Get well soon Mr. jackson...you have alot of racial remarks yet to make.

    September 4, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  4. Winston

    Our Prayers are with you Jessie.

    God Bless

    September 4, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  5. No ReThuglicans

    Get well soon Rev. Football MOMs are praying for you. Football MOMs are the best, they come out in rain,hail sleet, sno, heat and they have to explain the game to the stupid other MOMs. Don't listen tonight if you want to get well.
    Obama08

    September 4, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  6. No Way, No How, NObama

    Governor Palin's speech must have scared him too!!!

    McCain/Palin '08

    September 4, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  7. Gabriella, LA

    Get well soon buddy!!! :-)

    September 4, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  8. M. Winners, Mesa, AZ

    Never liked your politics but God Speed Rev.

    September 4, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  9. Scott Tucson

    Maybe he did snipped off Obama's gonads and had them for lunch and it didn't agree with him?

    September 4, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  10. jason, tx

    He must have heard Palin's speech.

    Recover quick sir!

    September 4, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  11. Tom in Delaware

    Gosh! I guess he heard the news about Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, and fiqured that even he and Al Sharpton couldn't get that guy off!

    Get Well Jesse...you're one of the most powerful tools the Republican Party's got!

    September 4, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  12. Ito

    "Albatross" Jesse Jackson please get well soon.

    But no more "hot mikes."

    September 4, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  13. Wyatt Earp

    He must have eaten some bad moose stew.

    September 4, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  14. mobiusinformer

    How ironic. This man has been a pain in everyone's butt for years.

    September 4, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  15. Billy

    Last night made me pretty sick too.

    September 4, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  16. Ho Hum

    Quick, somebody get Rev. Al Sharpton to Chicago to hold a press conference because surely this is yet another example of the white man doing something to keep the African Americans down! Someone has to speak for Jesse since he is laid up!

    September 4, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  17. Robert Bauer, Sonoma County, CA

    Now the good Reverend finally knows how we feel about him.

    September 4, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  18. angry left from Michigan

    Sir, you are in our thoughts.

    September 4, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  19. doug

    give me a break he makes the news with a upset stomach wha wha wha go home and take some tums

    September 4, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  20. Ommi

    Speedy recovery Rev.

    September 4, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  21. Captain Obvious

    Now he knows how the rest of the world feels when he opens his mouth.

    September 4, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  22. Yolanda/SA, Tx

    May God keep you in his embrace.

    Get well soon...

    September 4, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  23. McCain=Bush

    McCain should change his slogan to "Me, McCain First" not Country First

    September 4, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  24. Shari, NY

    Too much to digest during these past few months!

    September 4, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  25. Pastor William Clayton

    Blessings to you and family during this time.... We are praying and believing that this is a brief pause on your journey and you will come out of this even more dedicated to the cause of justice. Aggie Pride!

    September 4, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
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