Source: NBC Chicago
Jesse Jackson Jr.’s medical condition “is more serious than we thought and initially believed,” according to a statement released Thursday.
The congressman’s office announced last month he was taking a leave of absence and was being treated for exhaustion. Now it seems Jackson Jr. will need to take more time away, a statement released by a spokesman suggests:
“Recently, we have been made aware that he has grappled with certain physical and emotional ailments privately for a long period of time. At present, he is undergoing further evaluation and treatment at an in-patient medical facility. According to the preliminary diagnosis from his doctors, Congressman Jackson will need to receive extended in-patient treatment as well as continuing medical treatment thereafter. We ask that you keep Congressman Jackson and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult period.”
Jackson has not been seen or heard from since about two weeks before his leave of absence was announced. His wife, Ald. Sandi Jackson, declined to offer details after last month’s City Council meeting about her husband’s whereabouts.
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