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Jesse Jackson out of hospital after Howard University fall

FILE - The Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks during a news conference after the verdict was read in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Minneapolis, in the death of George Floyd. On Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, Jackson was hospitalized in Washington, after falling and hitting his head while helping Howard University students protesting living conditions on campus. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson has been released from a Washington, D.C. hospital a day after falling and hitting his head while helping Howard University students who are protesting campus living conditions.

A Jackson spokesman says the 80-year-old left Howard University Hospital after an overnight stay and was back with students Tuesday.

Various tests including a CT scan came back normal, but hospital officials wanted Jackson, who has Parkinson’s disease, to stay overnight for observation.

Jackson fell and hit his head when he entered a campus building. The civil rights leader has been hospitalized two other times this year, including for a breakthrough COVID-19 infection.

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