Jesse Jackson Remains Hospitalized As He Recovers From 'Successful' Surgery

Reverend Jesse Jackson remains in good spirits following a "successful" surgery. Jackson was hospitalized last week after enduring abdominal discomfort. Now, he remains at rest as he pushes toward regaining full strength.

"He is in good spirits and will be discharged in a few days," the Rainbow PUSH Coalition stated.

"Thank you for your continued love, support, and prayers."

Unfortunately, this is not the first medical hurdle Jackson has had to overcome. In 2017, the civil rights activist was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

"[This is] a signal that I must make lifestyle changes and dedicate myself to physical therapy in hopes of slowing the disease's progression," he said after news of the diagnosis became public.

Despite the medical setbacks he has faced in recent years, Jackson has continued to work alongside the Rainbow PUSH Coalition to bring about police reform and economic change. Most recently, he was spotted in Kenosha, Wisconsin following the shooting of Jacob Blake Jr.

"Today, there's a moral desert, top-down. The acid rain is coming, top-down," he said during a press conference in Kenosha.

That kind of moral desert hurts all of America."

Pushing for change is nothing new to Jackson. Since the days of The Greenville Eight in 1960 and the SCLC, Jackson has fought for social justice. Today, his son seeks to carry on his father's legacy. Jackson's eldest son, Jesse Jackson Jr., served as a United States Representative for nearly two decades.

Jackson will remain hospitalized until further notice. No further details have been shared with the public.

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