Rep. Jerry Nadler falls ill from dehydration at UWS event

David Caplan
May 24, 2019 - 12:32 pm

Sonia Rincon


NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Rep. Jerry Nadler fell ill, nearly fainting, Friday morning at a press conference on the Upper West Side with Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Nadler's office said, "He is OK. Seems to have been dehydrated and it was very warm in the room. He is now responsive and receiving a check-up." 

Nadler followed up with a tweet, writing, "Appreciate everyone's concern. Was very warm in the room this morning, was obviously dehydrated and felt a bit ill. Glad to receive fluids and am feeling much better. Thank you for your thoughts."

Video from the press conference, held at P.S. 199, shows de Blasio and other in attendance rushing to the congressman's aid and offering him water. He was also fed an orange.

The room was emptied out so he could get medical assistance. 

At one point during the press conference, de Blasio is heard offering water to Nadler, telling him he looked dehydrated.

De Blasio asked Nadler if he was OK, and Nadler responded with a faint "no" before putting his hand over his face.

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