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Rev. Jesse Jackson: My son is 'resting to regain his strength'


Rev. Jesse Jackson appeared on The Ed Show with guest host Michael Eric Dyson Thursday night to discuss the Aurora shooting and stress the need for gun control.

At the end of the segment, Dyson asked Jackson for an update on his son, the Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the Illinois Democrat who is being treated at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for depression and gastrointestinal issues.

"Well, the revelation by the Mayo finding some form of depression may be connected to the intestinal surgery, but that's not conclusive," Jackson said. "All we can say is that he's under the best of medical supervision. He's resting to regain his strength, and the prayers of the many are appreciated by family and him, and his family very much."