As Twitchy reported last week, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s leave of absence was due to a medical condition that was more serious than first thought or reported, according to his office.

Today, there are unconfirmed rumors from Twitter users indicating that a Chicago radio station is saying that the congressman may have tried to take his own life.

Twitchy will monitor this sad news and update as reports come in.

Update: No confirmation, speculation abounds.

The concerns that remain and the questions still unanswered are only fueling the rumors and speculation.



More from ABC News:

CHICAGO — Jesse Jackson Jr. will likely not return to Congress until after Labor Day, a source told ABC News.

The source also denied a rumor reported on a Chicago radio station that his mysterious absence was due to a suicide attempt. He claimed to have spoken to Jackson as recently as “the last few days,” and said that although he continues treatment at an inpatient facility, the congressman is not facing any life-threatening ailments.

The source, who agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity, declined to provide any details on where Jackson is seeking treatment, but said that he is genuinely suffering from “exhaustion.”


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