WASHINGTON — Thom Tillis released a video Wednesday morning saying he is doing “fine” after he collapsed during a race in Washington, D.C.
In the video, Tillis said he was running and got “overheated.” He said no CPR and no special measures were taken — they just checked him out.
Tillis, 57, was conscious and did not receive CPR. Washington D.C. fire officials say he was breathing when an ambulance took him to George Washington University Hospital, WSOC reports.
Doctors found the episode was a combination of overheating and dehydration.
Tillis was participating in the ACLI Capital Challenge 3 Mile Team Race when the incident happened.
The senator took office on Jan. 3, 2015, after defeating Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan.
See the video here:
Several high-profile politicians confirmed the incident on Twitter: