Pastor Jesse Jackson released from Washington, DC, hospital after fall at Howard University

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. was released from Howard University Hospital Tuesday afternoon and is back at work negotiating between students and the administration on campus housing issues, according to a press release from the Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

Jackson was hospitalized overnight after falling and hitting his head as he entered a campus building Monday. He met with Howard President Wayne AI Frederick to help deal with students’ complaints about rodents, mold and flooding in the living quarters, according to the release.

Medical tests, including a CT scan that Jackson underwent on Monday, were normal again, the release said.

When Jackson was discharged from the hospital, he was tweeted a video thank the doctors and nurses who cared for him. He noted that his instability leading to his fall is a symptom of Parkinson’s disease, a neurological disorder, but he quickly focused on the task at Howard.

“The president had a good spirit yesterday, the students had a good spirit yesterday,” Jackson said in the video. “I want to end that process because I think Howard University has the greatest opportunity. It’s at the top of the hill.”

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