Jesse Jackson Jr: I’m ‘Healing’

    FILE - In this May 16, 2011 file photo, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. attends ceremonies for Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel in Chicago. On Wednesday, July 11, 2012, Jackson's staff said they soon could have more information to release about the Chicago Democrat's medical condition. Jackson's been on medical leave for a month, but his location and exact ailment haven't been disclosed.  Initially, staff said he was being treated for exhaustion. But last week they said his condition was worse than previously thought and required inpatient treatment. They also disclosed Jackson has been battling emotional problems.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

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    Constituents of District 2 in Chicago got a robocall Saturday from their congressman, who’s been virtually absent since checking into a hospital in June. Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated for bipolar depression, and he thanked his district for their prayers during his leave of absence. “I am human. I am doing my best. I am trying to sort through them all,” Jackson said in the message. He also expressed his desire to continue serving in Congress, saying, “I am anxious to return to work on your behalf, but at this time it is against medical advice, and while I will always give my all to my constituents, I ask for your continued patience as I work to get my health back.”

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