Sen. Gatchalian rushed to hospital for dizziness

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 23 2017 04:34 PM | Updated as of Aug 24 2017 01:13 PM

MANILA - Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian was rushed to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after experiencing dizziness, his staff confirmed to ABS-CBN News. 

In a statement Wednesday evening, the senator said he has been discharged from the hospital.

Gatchalian also thanked "everyone who expressed their concern and sent their prayers."

"I am truly touched by the outpour of support. Rest assured that there is nothing to worry about regarding my health. I just need some time to rest and recharge, but I am looking forward to returning to work at the Senate very soon. God bless everyone!" he said.

Gatchalian, among the youngest lawmakers at 43, had a dizzy spell and felt weak just before the Senate session and was brought to the Makati Medical Center. 

The senator may have just experienced exhaustion, said his staff, adding that the lawmaker is "very healthy."