Rep. Jackson's ailments 'more serious than initially believed'
July 5th, 2012
04:43 PM ET
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Rep. Jackson's ailments 'more serious than initially believed'

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., on a leave of absence from Congress since early June, is suffering from a medical condition more serious than initially disclosed, his office revealed Thursday.

Jackson Communications Director Frank Watkins said in a written statement that the nine-term Illinois Democrat "is undergoing further evaluation and treatment at an in-patient medical facility." and "will need to receive extended in-patient treatment as well as continuing medical treatment thereafter."


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    Get well soon congressman.

    July 5, 2012 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  2. Myviewis

    That does not sound good. How come CNN doesn't have any details, this sounds serious?

    July 5, 2012 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  3. T'sah From Virginia

    Get Well – You will be in my thoughts and prayers!!

    July 5, 2012 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  4. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I pray for him and I pray for his wife.

    July 5, 2012 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  5. GOP puts "chri$t" in "chri$tian" since 60% of the GOP believes they should not care for those less fortunate!

    And this is the business of anyone outside of his immediate family how?

    Just hope and pray he gets better.

    July 5, 2012 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  6. Timothy

    How unfortunate, hope he gets better.

    July 5, 2012 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |