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.
With Post wires