This story has been updated.
North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis reportedly collapsed during a race in Washington, D.C., Wednesday morning and was rushed to an unnamed hospital by ambulance, according to The Associated Press.
Tillis, 57, collapsed 15 to 20 minutes into the ACLI Capital Challenge Three Mile Team Race in Anacostia Park, the AP reported, and was seen being given CPR.
The senator was leading his own Team Tillis in the annual race that is popular among many politicians. All proceeds generated by the race are donated to charity. Tillis tweeted a photo of himself and Team Tillis just before the start of the race.
Team Tillis is ready for the @ACLINews #CapChallenge in support of @fidelco. https://t.co/K3nat4crji— Senator Thom Tillis (@Senator Thom Tillis) 1495021657.0
Sources say that Tillis was unconscious but was revived and breathing by the time the ambulance had arrived.
Tillis was elected in 2014 and is the junior senator of North Carolina.
After learning of Tillis' collapse, other lawmakers began sending well wishes.
Hope you'll join Heidi and me in lifting up @ThomTillis in your thoughts and prayers. https://t.co/lA5XcLrSOy— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz) 1495025583.0
Prayers with my friend and his family. Scary, heart wrenching news. https://t.co/JQ8iArxRxR— Tim Scott (@Tim Scott) 1495024908.0
My thoughts and prayers are with @SenThomTillis and I wish him a speedy recovery.— Richard Burr (@Richard Burr) 1495026166.0
UPDATE: Tillis' Twitter account just tweeted this video message from Tillis, indicating that his condition is apparently not serious despite the scare.
I'm doing well. Looking forward to getting back to work. Thanks for all of your prayers and well wishes.… https://t.co/phXDPTeYbf— Senator Thom Tillis (@Senator Thom Tillis) 1495028755.0