The Washington Post is reporting that Councilmember Marion Barry went to Howard University Hospital at 3 a.m. He apparently was suffering from “dehydration.”

Kudos to Barry. He now joins an exclusive club of celebrity dehydration  sufferers which include such awesome b-listers as Kelly Rowland, Dennis Hopper, and Nicole Richie.

Barry’s hospitalization means he will miss today’s D.C. Council meeting in which Councilmember David Catania will introduce a bill that would legalize gay marriage.