Jesse Jackson at Washington DC Hospital after the fall


Jesse Jackson

FILE – Rev. Jesse Jackson (AP Photo / John Minchillo, Fil)

Pastor Jesse Jackson was hospitalized Monday in Washington DC after falling and hitting his head while helping Howard University students protesting living conditions on campus.

A spokesman says the 80-year-old Chicago civil rights leader was on his way into 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 returned to normal.

Watkins said Jackson would be kept in 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.

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