Jesse Jackson Hospitalized After Fall At Howard University

LAGOS NOVEMBER 2ND (NEWSRANGERS)-The Rev. Jesse Jackson was hospitalized on Monday after he fell during a visit to Howard University to advocate on behalf of students protesting campus living conditions.

The 80-year-old civil rights leader took a spill and hit his head while entering a building on the Washington, DC, campus, according to his spokesman Frank Watkins.

Jackson was taken to Howard University Hospital where he will be kept overnight for observation. He underwent a CT scan that came back normal, Watkins said.

The political activist was at the university to attend a meeting with Howard President Wayne A.I. Frederick and students.

One of his daughters, Santita Jackson, gave an update on his condition in a Twitter post.

“Family, he’s resting comfortably & doing well,” she wrote.

Family, he’s resting comfortably & doing well: we thank u 4 ur prayers! Fighting 4 u is what he’ll always do. His goal is 2 ensure the well-being of@HowardU students: #MissionAccomplished

Rev. Jesse Jackson falls while helping Howard U student protesters

— Santita Jackson (@SantitaJ) November 2, 2021

Jackson, who has Parkinson’s disease, has previously been hospitalized at least twice this year.

He was admitted to a Chicago hospital for a breakthrough COVID-19 infection in August and required weeks of physical therapy afterwards.

He also had gallbladder surgery earlier in the year.

New York Times

Please follow and like us:

Related Post

Short URL:

Posted by on Nov 2 2021. Filed under International, NASRDA. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

News Rangers TV

Recent Gallery Slideshow

Photo Gallery

Designed by News Rangers ICT Department