BY LYNN SWEET Sun-Times
A spokesman for Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. said Thursday that his situation is 'more serious' and will call for the congressman, on a medical leave since June 10, to continue his extended absence.
Spokesman Frank Watkins said, "Congressman Jackson's medical condition is more serious than we thought and initially believed. Recently, we have been made aware that he has grappled with certain physical and emotional ailments privately for a long period of time. At present, he is undergoing further evaluation and treatment at an in-patient medical facility. According to the preliminary diagnosis from his doctors, Congressman Jackson will need to receive extended in-patient treatment as well as continuing medical treatment thereafter. We ask that you keep Congressman Jackson and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult period."