Jesse Jackson
**FILE** The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. (Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA)

The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. is recovering from successful stomach surgery after suffering from “abdominal discomfort.”

Jackson was recently admitted to an unnamed hospital after complaining of pain, according to a statement released by the civil rights icon’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

“After routine medical observation, successful surgery ensued, and Rev. Jackson is resting,” the statement said. “He is in good spirits and will be discharged in a few days.”

The 79-year-old former presidential candidate has also in recent times battled Parkinson’s disease.

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