Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Wife Says His Depression May Have Been Triggered by Weight Loss Surgery

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In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, Jesse Jackson Jr.'s wife, Sandi, said a nutritional imbalance stemming from a 2004 gastric bypass might be to blame for the "debilitating" emotional problems that landed the congressman in the Mayo Clinic, where he is still being treated. Among the rumored causes she dismissed were substance abuse and the recent federal indictment of a close friend on bribery charges (she didn't say anything either way about "just being human.") She added that she "fully expects" Jackson to return to work once his doctors approve it.