(CHICAGO TRIBUNE) A week after U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. announced he was taking a leave of absence, his office released a statement today saying his condition is “more serious than initially believed” and he is being treated in an “in-patient facility.”

In a statement that contained few details, the office said “recently we have been made aware that he has grappled with certain physical and emotional ailments privately for a long period of time.

“According to the preliminary diagnosis from his doctors, Congressman Jackson will need to receive extended in-patient treatment as well as continuing medical treatment thereafter.”

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