After contracting COVID-19, Rev. Jesse Jackson was released Wednesday from a rehab facility where he was receiving physical therapy for his Parkinson’s Disease.
On August 21, Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline Jackson, were admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19.
According to his foundation, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, he was released about a week later as his symptoms began to subside and was transferred to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab to receive physical therapy for his Parkinson’s Disease.
The couple has also recovered from COVID-19, according to the organisation.
Jesse Jackson was fully vaccinated against the virus but Jacqueline Jackson was not.
“Both my parents are ever so thankful for all of the prayers, cards and calls they have received during this very trying period of their lives,” their son Jonathan Jackson said in a statement.
“We know it is a miracle that both of our parents are COVID-19 survivors and we thank God for his healing. We also pray for the millions of people who have been infected with this virus and pray they too will also overcome.”