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Obama: Fainting Happens At My Speeches When 'I've Been Talking Too Long' (VIDEO)

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President Barack Obama cast his fainting spell again Wednesday, as an audience member collapsed while he was delivering a speech to a crowd gathered in Akron, Ohio.

"I'm sure they're okay. Sometimes folks faint because they've been standing too long," he said. "So we just need a paramedic right here in the front. They'll be okay, just give them room. That's all."

Obama has been in this position countless times before. Last month, more than 20 people fainted during a speech in the Virginia heat.

While the president has encouraged people to be prepared for his events -- proper eating and hydration are key, he says -- he jokingly took some of the blame for the incident on Wednesday.

"This happens to me all the time," Obama said, eliciting a laugh from the crowd. But before anyone could interpret his comment as a humble brag, he continued his explanation.

"It means I've been talking too long."

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