Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | September 4, 2008

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.

UPDATE 9/5/2008:

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson has been released from a Chicago hospital, two days after he was admitted for severe stomach pains.

A spokeswoman for Jackson’s civil rights organization, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, says Jackson was released from Northwestern Memorial Hospital shortly before noon on Friday.

Jackson underwent a series of tests that determined he was suffering from viral gastroenteritis — an infection caused by a number of viruses. His office later said he had been stricken by food poisoning and was severely dehydrated.

Rainbow/PUSH spokeswoman LaToya Porter says the 66-year-old Jackson was feeling much better and that he was planning to attend a Rainbow/PUSH event Saturday.


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