U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who has been on medical leave from Congress for more than six weeks, is now being treated at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Minnesota “ for extensive inpatient evaluation for depression and gastrointestinal issues.”
The latest version of Jackson’s malady came from a statement released by the famed clinic on behalf of the South Side Democrat.
The new information was released late Friday, after the Chicago Sun-Times reported exclusively that Jackson had been transferred to the Mayo Clinic, which bills itself as a “worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life.”
It is ranked as one of the nation’s top psychiatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
Sources told the Sun-Times that Jackson, 46, had been receiving treatment in Tucson, Ariz., before being flown by private plane Wednesday night to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
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