Ron Paul, a former Texas congressman, presidential candidate and the daddy of Sen. Rand Paul, suffered an obvious stroke-like sickness in the course of a livestream Friday afternoon.
Paul, 85, who was livestreaming his weekday “Liberty Report” broadcast on YouTube, has been hospitalized for “precautionary” causes, Fox Information reported.
“Message from Ron Paul: “I’m doing positive. Thanks in your concern,” he tweeted simply earlier than three p.m. — alongside a photograph of him in a hospital mattress, smiling and giving a thumbs up.
A clip of the disturbing medical episode was first tweeted out by the outlet Intelwave.
The reside episode might have been a blessing in disguise, the outlet added in a subsequent tweet.
“Echoing the sentiment of one in every of my associates, I’m glad it occurred reside the place somebody observed instantly and will get him medical assist moderately than it occurring and him solely being discovered hours later,” the tweet mentioned.
The Libertarian and former obstetrician ran for president 3 times.
Paul was in the course of speaking about “free market economists” when he begins to slur his phrases, in accordance to saved clips of the livestream.
“We now have to eliminate that and it’s a burd — a burd,” he struggles to say earlier than his speech turns into unintelligible.
The YouTube stream was rapidly taken down afterward.
Reps for Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ron Paul weren’t instantly accessible for remark.