Jesse Jackson hospitalized after hitting head in fall at Howard University

The Rev. Jesse Jackson was hospitalized on Monday after he fell during a visit to Howard University to advocate on behalf of students protesting campus living conditions.

The 80-year-old civil rights leader took a spill and hit his head while entering a building on the Washington, DC, campus, according to his spokesman Frank Watkins.

Jackson was taken to Howard University Hospital where he will be kept overnight for observation. He underwent a CT scan that came back normal, Watkins said.

The political activist was at the university to attend a meeting with Howard President Wayne A.I. Frederick and students.

One of his daughters, Santita Jackson, gave an update on his condition in a Twitter post.

“Family, he’s resting comfortably & doing well,” she wrote.

Jackson, who has Parkinson’s disease, has previously been hospitalized at least twice this year.

He was admitted to a Chicago hospital for a breakthrough COVID-19 infection in August and required weeks of physical therapy afterwards.

He also had gallbladder surgery earlier in the year.

Jackson was visiting Howard University to advocate on behalf of students protesting for better living conditions.

With Post wires

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