Mark Dayton, the 69 year old governor of Minnesota fainted during his state of the state address on Monday.

"Tonight, Gov. Dayton briefly fainted after speaking for about 40 minutes. He quickly recovered, walked out of the Capitol and returned home," his chief of staff, Jaime Tincher said.

EMTs on scene performed a routine check on the governor at the Capitol and cleared him to go home. The governor has since returned home to be with his family and plans to present his 2017 budget Tuesday morning as planned. Video of the event showed aides rushing to catch Dayton before he fell to the floor.

The session was adjourned and the live feed ended. Watch the video below...