Jesse Jackson Jr. Treated for Depression

The politician's previously reported "undisclosed illness" has been identified.

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Jesse Jackson Jr. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

After reports surfaced in June that Jesse Jackson Jr. was suffering from exhaustion, rumors swirled around other reasons why he might be under a physician's care. Now NBC News reports that Jackson has checked into the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., which specializes in treating depression. The facility released a statement on their website.

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has arrived at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., for extensive inpatient evaluation for depression and gastrointestinal issues.

Further information will be released as Congressman Jackson's evaluation proceeds. Congressman Jackson and his family are grateful for the outpouring of support and prayers that have been received throughout his care.

Read more at NBC News.

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