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Jesse Jackson Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease

According to CNN, Jesse Jackson Sr. has released a statement revealing that he has been diagnosed with the neurologically debilitating Parkinson’s disease.

The disease is ultimately lead to the death of civil rights and boxing champ Muhammad Ali last year.

“My family and I began to notice changes about three years ago,” Jackson wrote in a statement. “After a battery of tests, my physicians identified the issue as Parkinson’s disease, a disease that bested my father.”

Jackson added that “recognition of the effects of this disease on me has been painful.”

He also said he sees his diagnosis as “a signal that I must make lifestyle changes and dedicate myself to physical therapy in hopes of slowing the disease’s progression.”

Now we know some of you are itching to be petty in light of the recent sexual assault accusations against Jesse. However, our thoughts and prayers are with Jesse Jackson and his family. They are about to face a very tough road over the next few years.



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