News Rep. Jerry Nadler taken to hospital after falling ill Nadler was seated with other officials at a long table in a public school when he appeared to turn pale and his head nodded, video showed. Rep. Jerry Nadler receives attention after feeling ill during a news conference in Manhattan on Friday. Photo Credit: Barry Williams for New York Daily News By Matthew Chayes email@example.com @chayesmatthew Updated May 24, 2019 2:30 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Rep. Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, was taken to a hospital about noon Friday after he fell ill at a news conference in Manhattan, a spokesman said. Nadler, 71, was seated with other officials at a long table in a public school when he appeared to turn pale and his head nodded, video showed. Nadler, a Democrat who represents parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan, was listening to New York City's mayor describe expansion of the city's speed camera program; he had made remarks at the news conference earlier. Mayor Bill de Blasio gave his water bottle to Nadler, who a short time later was taken to a hospital. About 1 p.m., Nadler tweeted: “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.” Nadler spokesman Danny Schwarz confirmed the congressman was feeling better. “He is OK," Schwarz said. "He seems to have been dehydrated and it was very warm in the room. He was sitting down so did not faint or anything, just was a bit ill. He is responsive and receiving a checkup.” Schwarz declined to release the name of the hospital, citing security concerns. By Matthew Chayes firstname.lastname@example.org @chayesmatthew Matthew Chayes, a Newsday reporter since 2007, covers New York City Hall. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.