Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Wife Released From Hospital After COVID-19 Diagnosis


Jacqueline Jackson, the wife of civil rights legend Rev. Jesse Jackson, was released from the hospital Friday (September 3) after testing positive for COVID-19

The family shared that the reverend remains hospitalized at a rehab facility in Chicago. 

“Our mother is leaving the Northwestern Memorial Hospital and coming home,” Jonathan Jackson, the couple’s son, said in a written statement. “Our family is grateful to God and the medical team that treated her and that is allowing her body to continue to heal from the COVID-19 virus,” he added. 

“Our father remains at The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab where he is continuing to receive intensive occupational and physical therapy,” Jonathan Jackson wrote. “We urge all who have not yet been vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus to do so immediately.”

The couple were admitted to the hospital last month after testing positive for COVID-19. In 2017, Rev. Jackson, 79, revealed he had Parkinson’s Disease, which has worsened since he contracted the virus, his son said in a second update last week. 

Jacqueline Jackson’s release from the hospital comes after the 77-year-old was reportedly “responding positively” to COVID-19 treatments. 

Friends and colleagues continue to offer their support to the civil rights icon and his wife during their recovery. 

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