Jesse Jackson in hospital after falling and hitting head on university campus

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The Rev Jesse Jackson was taken to infirmary successful Washington connected Monday, aft falling and hitting his caput portion helping Howard University students protesting surviving conditions connected campus, a spokesperson said.

The 80-year-old civilian rights leader, who ran strongly for the Democratic information for president successful 1988, was entering a field gathering erstwhile helium fell and deed his head, according to his spokesman, Frank Watkins.

Jackson’s unit took him to Howard University infirmary for tests including a CT scan. Watkins said Jackson would beryllium kept successful overnight for observation, though trial results came backmost normal.

“Family, he’s resting comfortably and doing well,” Santita Jackson, 1 of Jackson’s daughters, posted connected Twitter.

Jackson was attending a gathering with the Howard president, Wayne AI Frederick, and students who were discussing complaints astir surviving conditions, according to Watkins.

Jackson, who has Parkinson’s disease, has been hospitalized twice this year. He checked into a Chicago infirmary for a breakthrough Covid-19 corruption successful August and required weeks of carnal therapy arsenic Covid affected his Parkinson’s and his quality to locomotion and talk. He besides had gallbladder country earlier successful the year.

Since then, Jackson has resumed a question and public-speaking schedule.