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The event that you describe is strange, but it's not totally specific to one issue. It could indicate a neurologic event like a seizure, or it could have been caused by something painful, for example.
For now, I think it is reasonable to just monitor him at home. If he has another episode, try to get a video of it with your phone. Then he should be evaluated by your local vet. I would start with a physical exam and some blood tests to screen for underlying problems.
How old is he?
Is he eating his regular food though?
OK, for now I recommend monitoring him closely. Watch his appetite, and watch for further episodes of crying out etc. If you see any of these, he should be evaluated by your local vet. We can then proceed with the physical exam and blood testing +/- x-rays.
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