( 4UMF NEWS ) Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Expected Home:
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who disappeared on a secretive medical leave two months ago, is expected back home within a matter of weeks, an aide said Thursday.
Jackson, 47, is being treated for depression and gastrointestinal issues at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and has been away from the public eye since June 10 when family members said he collapsed at their Washington home.
“He’s been in touch over the weeks. This was the most engaged he was,” Bryant told The Associated Press. “He seemed like his old self.”
Bryant said Jackson could emerge from leave in possibly three weeks, but it will be up to doctors.
Jackson’s office has released few details about the congressman’s health. At first his medical condition was described as exhaustion. Later, a statement from an unnamed doctor referred to it as a “mood disorder.”
“He expects to make a full recovery and hopes to be on the job soon,” Bryant said. “He has not talked to his base in a while.”