“After medical observation, diagnosis and successful surgery, Rev. Jackson continued with a normal recovery,” the organization said.
Because of his Parkinson’s disease, medical staff at Northwestern transferred him to the Shirley Ryan Rehabilitation Center for a short period of exercise and therapy, Rainbow PUSH Coalition said.
“Rev. Jackson is continuing his civil rights and organizational work and is in high spirits. He’s expected to be home with his family shortly,” the statement added.
The statement also said Jackson wanted to thank “President Joe Biden who called and Vice President Kamala Harris who got through for a good conversation.”
Jackson, a two-time Democratic presidential candidate, is an icon of the civil rights movement and worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr.
His son Jesse Jr. is a former US congressman who represented Illinois 2nd District.