Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s office says the Democratic Chicago congressman is struggling with “physical and emotional ailments” worse than previously known.
Jackson, 47, has been treated for what his office last week called “exhaustion.” Now, his office says, things have deteriorated, though a statement declined to say specifically what was ailing Jackson, the son of the civil rights figure and former presidential candidate of the same name. [...]
Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), Jackson’s Chicago colleague, told The Post’s Ed O’Keefe recently that he thought the ups and downs of congressional life merely got to Jackson.
“The man said that he is exhausted; even Christ has to step away from the multitudes in order to refresh,” Rush said. “He is very wise to do that.
“To me, it’s not a big thing. His health is what’s more important right now.”