Jesse Jackson was hospitalized after hitting his head in the fall at Howard University

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

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

Jackson was taken to Howard University Hospital, where he will be held 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 AI Frederick and students.

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

“Family, he rests comfortably and is well,” she wrote.

Jackson, who has Parkinson’s disease, has 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 underwent gallbladder surgery earlier this year.

Jackson visited Howard University to advocate on behalf of students who protested for better living conditions.
Jackson visited Howard University to advocate on behalf of students who protested for better living conditions.
AP

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