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.
Hope all is well for Reverend Jackson.
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.!
Get well soon Mr. jackson...you have alot of racial remarks yet to make.
Our Prayers are with you Jessie.
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.
Governor Palin's speech must have scared him too!!!
Get well soon buddy!!! :-)
Never liked your politics but God Speed Rev.
Maybe he did snipped off Obama's gonads and had them for lunch and it didn't agree with him?
He must have heard Palin's speech.
Recover quick sir!
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!
"Albatross" Jesse Jackson please get well soon.
But no more "hot mikes."
He must have eaten some bad moose stew.
How ironic. This man has been a pain in everyone's butt for years.
Last night made me pretty sick too.
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!
Now the good Reverend finally knows how we feel about him.
Sir, you are in our thoughts.
give me a break he makes the news with a upset stomach wha wha wha go home and take some tums
Speedy recovery Rev.
Now he knows how the rest of the world feels when he opens his mouth.
May God keep you in his embrace.
Get well soon...
McCain should change his slogan to "Me, McCain First" not Country First
Too much to digest during these past few months!
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!