Ron Paul hospitalized after he appears to suffer stroke during livestream

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Ron Paul, a former Texas congressman, presidential candidate and the father of Sen. Rand Paul, suffered an apparent stroke-like illness in the middle of a livestream Friday afternoon.

Paul, 85, who was livestreaming his weekday “Liberty Report” broadcast on YouTube, has been hospitalized for “precautionary” reasons, Fox News reported.

A clip of the disturbing medical episode was first tweeted out by the outlet Intelwave.

The live episode may have been a blessing in disguise, the outlet added in a subsequent tweet.

“Echoing the sentiment of one of my associates, I’m glad it happened live where someone noticed immediately and could get him medical help rather than it happening and him only being found hours later,” the tweet said.

Paul, a Libertarian and former obstetrician, twice ran for president.