Gov. Christie expects to leave hospital soon
July 28th, 2011
03:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Gov. Christie expects to leave hospital soon

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie checked into a hospital Thursday morning after he had difficulty breathing, the governor's press secretary, Michael Drewniak, said in a statement.

"In line with someone dealing with asthma, he is being given routine tests as a precautionary measure," Drewniak said.

Spokeswoman Maria Comella said Thursday afternoon that Christie is "fully alert and in charge" and that he was expected to leave Somerset Medical Center in the evening.

Comella told reporters that Christie received tests but no formal treatment, and that he would be back to work Friday morning.

She said the governor was able to walk into the emergency room even as he had difficulty breathing.


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soundoff (214 Responses)
  1. Vic of New York

    Sounds like God is sending a message to the fatso, bully, Repo-Con.

    July 28, 2011 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  2. Hot Air

    Just like with Bachman's headaches, you've got a classic case of pollution-induced medical problems. In this case, asthma. Maybe spend a little more time and money protecting the air we breathe instead of protecting the profits of the companies who line your pockets. Just a suggestion.

    July 28, 2011 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  3. pavlovzcat

    All these passionate, pro-recovery comments are wonderful. Maybe Governor Christie can learn something from this. Get well soon and understand that not everything in this world has to be so full of nastiness.

    July 28, 2011 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  4. cindy

    I don't have to agree with your political views but do wish you a speedy recovery!!!!!

    July 28, 2011 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  5. One-Legged Sandpiper

    Must be a corn dog stuck in his blowhole.

    July 28, 2011 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  6. Bill

    he can slash and butcher new jersey but he cant shed a pound, how ironic

    July 28, 2011 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  7. upstatebarbara

    Lucky he can afford health insurance to increase his chances of a speedy recovery.

    July 28, 2011 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  8. Mike

    I don't suppose the trouble breathing has anything to do with the 150 pounds of fat around his midsection.

    Boy, lucky for him he's insured.

    July 28, 2011 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  9. d-dub

    Hope you are feeling better from all your friends in the police dept, fire department, and school teachers also say get well

    July 28, 2011 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  10. adsf

    he's so fat it took him two days to check into the hospital

    July 28, 2011 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  11. Chuck

    I hope he gets well soon. Now that his medical condition is out, I guess he won't be able to run for president.

    July 28, 2011 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  12. Fran

    I guess no one actually lives here in Jersey dealing with Gov. "That's none of your business." Someone who could be impeached doesnt make for a fit president. He's careless.

    July 28, 2011 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  13. JCQueipo

    Hope is an experience that he will learn from, NOT having a health plan could have proven fatal !!!

    July 28, 2011 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  14. Laverne

    Well, I am going to be just a little negative as well as wishing him well. The truth of the matter is Gov. Christie is going to have to lose some weight if he has a condition such as asthma and have higher political ambitions. I say this because I have a son who has asthma and when he was heavier his asthma was indeed worse. When he lost weight he could breath better because his lungs didn't have to work as hard.

    July 28, 2011 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  15. dm

    We think Gov. Christie is doing a fabulous job. He is actuallly doing what the electorate voted him in to do. Someone's got to get the unions and the education fiascos under control. they are the biggest rip offs ever! Why do you think all the industry has left the U.S. anyway? and why do you think after All the billions of dollars poured into the public educational system in this country – our kids still cannot compete with any other schooling in the world? He has been taking that on and doing what all the other Governor's in the States should be doing - since there is no leadership of any kind coming from Washington.

    July 28, 2011 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  16. Harry

    Boy, what a surprise. I never would have seen anything like this coming.

    July 28, 2011 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  17. the truth hurts

    If he wasn’t morbidly obese he’s asthma might be in check. He’s too FAT and out of shape to be in the white house. He’d break the furniture. Put down the cheese burger FAT BOY.

    July 28, 2011 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  18. Beverly

    Birds of a feather flock together. It is amazing how no one criticize this lunatic. All I have to say is Evil kills itself. He is just one of many of the evil Republicans who will have to reap what he sow. It is not my wish; however, I predict they will begin to drop like dead flies. After all, they are no better than Grandma or Grandpa, innocent children, veterans, and other indigents.

    July 28, 2011 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  19. Sean

    Get well soon dude, this country needs more problem solvers like you, and not partisan sheep.

    May God Bless Bless you.

    July 28, 2011 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  20. Seamus McDermott

    Nice to have FREE medical care, ain't it? Lucky for YOU that you have it. Too bad you don't think WE deserve it.

    July 28, 2011 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  21. NJ'sean

    Wishing you a "full" but "slow" recovery so you can stay at home. I hate what you are doing to NJ.

    July 28, 2011 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  22. Meyer C. Dhoates

    Too many cannoli's, Big Mac's and Bohemian beer.

    July 28, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  23. Smart Potato

    Phffft... another fat Repub having a heart issues. No surprise there.

    July 28, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  24. Mark Miller

    Perhaps the governor has a weight problem. If he lost some weight, he'd most likely have an easier time breathing. And of course, I'm sure he is against any type of clean air regulations.

    July 28, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  25. Wil in the VA.

    Come on people get serious all these get well Gov. ur the best ur country needs you all being sent a few minutes apart i smell BS. Dont think this will help is chances if he runs get real and cnn stop the chain e-mails

    July 28, 2011 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
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