Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Being Treated In Mayo Clinic, Evaluated For Depression And Gastrointestinal Ailments

Source: David Bailey / Chicago Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS – U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. has been admitted to the renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to be evaluated for depression and gastrointestinal ailments, the congressman’s office said on Friday in a statement released by the clinic.

The statement came more than two weeks after the Illinois Democrat, son of civil rights leader and former presidential candidate, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, was said by his doctor to be undergoing treatment for a “mood disorder.”

The younger Jackson, 47, announced in late June that he had taken a leave from office two weeks earlier for treatment of what was then described as exhaustion.

Amid mounting political pressure to disclose more information about his medical condition, Jackson said on July 5 through a statement that his problems were more serious than previously believed, adding he needed extended in-patient treatment for unspecified “physical and emotional ailments.”

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  • robjh1

    Perhaps he should get out of politics. 

  • Fortitude1

    Are you saying Rep Jackson is full of something and needs medical treatment toget it out of his back side?