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Sittenfeld recovers after collapse at City Hall

Posted: 10:53 AM, Apr 19, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-20 10:41:02Z
Sittenfeld collapses at press conference
Sittenfeld collapses at press conference

CINCINNATI -- P.G. Sittenfeld caused a scare Tuesday morning when he collapsed during a news conference at City Hall.

The 31-year-old city council member says he has a history of seizures and that's what happened when he began shaking and slurring his speech.

After he fell, Sittenfeld's eyes rolled back and he began to shake.

He was up and talking a few minutes later.

Sittenfeld said he gets seizures from overheating and low blood sugar.

"Probably had five, six, seven in my life. Always gotten checked out and have a clean bill of health," he said. "So obviously the main thing today I wanted the focus to be on the great work of this task force. ... Mostly I feel bad for distracting from that."

 

 

Sittenfeld was leading a news conference about the Cincinnati Task Force to Reduce Campus Gender-Based Violence with police, Women Helping Women and local college Title IX officials. 

 

Sittenfeld said he probably would not seek medical attention. He planned to attend a committee meeting at 2 p.m.

He later tweeted that he was "doing fine."