Four-star General David Petraeus collapsed on live TV during a Senate hearing. The commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan had to be escorted from the room.
There was a spontaneous burst of applause for Petraeus as he returned a few minutes later, and joked about the incident.
"I felt a little light headed there. It wasn't Senator McCain's questions I assure you," he said.
General Petraeus was fine after his fainting spell, but the hearing was adjourned just to be safe.