Top GOP Senator Collapses During Race, Rushed to Hospital

Senator Thom Tillis, a Republican from North Carolina, collapsed while running a race, and has been rushed to a local hospital by ambulance.

Reports indicate that CPR was performed on the congressman who had initially been unresponsive. Witnesses say he was breathing and revived by the time he was lifted into the ambulance.

Tillis was running in the American Council of Life Insurers’s Capital Challenge, a three-mile team race.

He posted a picture of his team on social media just hours ago …

Team Tillis is ready for the @ACLINews #CapChallenge in support of @fidelco.

— Senator Thom Tillis (@SenThomTillis) May 17, 2017

Shortly thereafter, news of the medical incident began to hit Twitter.

AP reporting Sen. Thom Tillis collapsed while running a race in D.C. Says he was given CPR and taken away in an ambulance

— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) May 17, 2017


A reporter for WUSA 9 indicated that “3 men saved the life of Senator Thom Tillis.”

At today’s ACLI race, 3 men saved the life of Senator Thom Tillis of NC #bravery @wusa9

— Debra Alfarone (@DebraAlfarone) May 17, 2017


Tillis’ colleagues expressed support for the congressman, calling for thoughts and prayers.

Please join me in prayer for my NC colleague, @SenThomTillis.

— Patrick McHenry (@PatrickMcHenry) May 17, 2017

Hope you’ll join Heidi and me in lifting up @ThomTillis in your thoughts and prayers.

— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 17, 2017

Please pray for my Senate colleague @ThomTillis

— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 17, 2017


The good news is that those thoughts and prayers appear to be working.

Via Fox News:

Sen. Thom Tillis collapsed during a Washington, D.C. race Wednesday morning and was taken away in an ambulance.

Observers told The Associated Press that Tillis, R-N.C., at first appeared unconscious but was revived and seen breathing as he left the scene.

Just before 10 a.m. Tillis posted a short video to his Twitter account from the hospital.

“Hey everybody I’m fine just running about two-and-a-half miles in got overheated, no CPR, no special measures, just checkin’ me out,” Tillis said. “See you back on the hill.”

Check out Tillis’ video below …

I’m doing well. Looking forward to getting back to work. Thanks for all of your prayers and well wishes. #CapChallenge

— Senator Thom Tillis (@SenThomTillis) May 17, 2017


Thank goodness. Our prayers are with Tillis and his family, and well wishes for a speedy recovery.

Offer words of support for Senator Tillis below!


I’m happy to be back to work on Capitol Hill after receiving a clean bill of health. Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes.

— Senator Thom Tillis (@SenThomTillis) May 17, 2017


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