September 4th, 2008
03:40 PM ET
12 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. bernj

    I wish Jesse a speedy recovery. Politically Jesse Jackson is almost a relic. Still, but for Jesse and folks like him there would be no Barack Obama or, for that matter, Hillery Clinton or......even Sarah Palin. He played an important part in this nation's development. Maybe not as important as he thinks sometimes but important nevertheless.

    May God bless him and restore his health.

    September 4, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  2. swede

    I think he looking for some attention. It doesn't sit well when your out of the know.

    September 4, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  3. Tom

    1.) Does 'JJ' still make his living by extortion of money from corporations under threat of 'boycott'?
    2.) Will CNN delete this posting because they fear Rev JJ's retaliation?

    September 4, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  4. jim

    Get well soon. We want to see you smiling and waving to say that you are okay.

    September 4, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  5. fella from Chicago

    We in Chicago are surprised that Jesse developed stomach problems. Usually that's a symptom of someone who's under pressure or duress of some sort. For a man who's never held a job, I'm surprised it's his stomach that's giving him problems and not hemorrhoids for sitting on his butt all these years.

    September 4, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  6. hick

    the Lord works in mysterious ways. will pray for your health, and know that GOD will forgive what you said about senator obama.

    September 4, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  7. KetchikanHypocrisy

    No matter what your opinion is of Mr. Jackson, he is a civil rights legend. Beyond that he is a human being. Save your bile and become a speechwriter for the GOP.

    Be well Jesse.

    September 4, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  8. Tim Hutchins

    I understand, Jesse. Working for Obama would make me sick, too.

    September 4, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  9. Rickey naylon

    Get well and hang in there sir!

    September 4, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  10. Colo Sprgs, CO

    Take some Maalox and get some rest, Jesse.

    September 4, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  11. Mike Vaughn

    WHat happend???????? He got a stomach after he got caught with a Hypocrite Mouth in an live mic and found out no one liked his comment...............Oh Well Feel Well Hypocrite

    September 4, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  12. Paul

    He's a pain anyway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 4, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  13. Paul

    He's a pain anyway!

    September 4, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  14. john williams san diego, ca.

    Maybe now he will really start PRAYING instead of PREYING.

    September 4, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  15. Bigbubba

    Maybe he was trying to digest the drivel coming from the Republican convertion.

    September 4, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  16. Mike

    I hope he doesn't die before seeing the first non-white man to win the US presidency.

    September 4, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  17. raymond

    you will not die now, u will live to see obama in white house. god will help u.

    September 4, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
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