Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Grappling With ‘Physical and Emotional Ailments’

[ABC News]

Nearly two months after taking a leave of absence from Congress, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s congressional office today said he is being treated at an “in-patient medical facility” for an unnamed ailment.

“Recently, we have been made aware that he has grappled with certain physical and emotional ailments privately for a long period of time,” Jackson’s spokesman Frank Watkins said in a statement. “At present, he is undergoing further evaluation and treatment at an in-patient medical facility.”

Jackson took a leave of absence from his House duties in early June because of “exhaustion.” His condition is now “more serious than we thought and initially believed,” Watkins said.

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