CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson was hospitalized Monday in Washington D.C., after falling and hitting his head while helping Howard University students who are protesting living conditions on campus.
A spokesman said the 80-year-old Chicago civil-rights leader was entering a campus building when he fell and hit his head. Jackson’s staff took him to Howard University Hospital for various tests including a CT scan, which came back normal.
The spokesman said Jackson, a Greenville, South Carolina, native, would be kept at the hospital overnight for observation.
Jackson, who has Parkinson’s disease, has already been hospitalized twice this year, including for a breakthrough COVID-19 infection.