Dayton: No need to Worry after Fainting, Hospital Stay

Governor Mark Dayton is brushing off worries over his health, saying his brief hospital stay this week should not be cause for concern. 

Dayton was taken to the hospital Sunday evening after feeling lower back pressure and fainting at an event in Woodbury. 

He was treated for dehydration and released Monday afternoon. 

Dayton addressed the media Tuesday morning holding a bottle of water, calling it his “new best friend.”

Health questions have followed the 69-year-old governor since taking office in 2011. 

He’s had a series of back and hip problems and surgeries, most recently an elective back surgery in December. 

Dayton said the crowded political gathering was “stuffy and warm,” and that he had been standing for about two hours before he fainted. 

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