Ron Paul suffers medical emergency during livestream

The 85-year-old former Texas congressman suddenly started slurring his words on the livestream and was rushed to the hospital, but later wrote on Twitter, “I am doing fine.”
1:18 | 09/26/20

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There were some frightening moments during a live stream featuring former congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul today, appearing to suffer a medical emergency. Here's erielle reshef. Reporter: Tonight, the chilling moment Ron Paul suffered some sort of medical emergency, possibly a stroke in the middle of a live stream them video shared on social media shows the 85-year-old former Texas congressman and three-time presidential candidate suddenly slurring his speech on his YouTube channel today. Paul rushed to the hospital, later tweeting out this picture, giving the thumbs up, writing, I am doing fine. Thank you for your concern. And while it's unclear whether Paul suffered a stroke, experts say they are common. Nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. Have a stroke each year. One person every 40 seconds. The most common symptoms include weakness or numbness on one side of the face or body, difficulty speaking, changes in vision, dizziness and headaches. Doctors say a victim's outcome depends how fast they're treated. Every second counts while having a stroke, so call 911 and get to the emergency room quickly. Reporter: Ron Paul's eldest son says he's up walking, talking and in good spirits as he seeks medical attention Good news. Thank you.

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