(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.
Fatboy is a heart attack waiting to happen
Best wishes for a speedy reoovery, Governor Christie. My prayers are with you and your family. Your country needs you and New Jersey needs you. Thank you for being an inspiration to us.
"The Governor is extremely grateful for the quality of care he is receiving this morning and has nothing but praise for the world-class doctors, nurses and staff."
Are you also grateful, Mr. Christie, that you can afford to pay for access to these "world-class" health care providers while millions in your state and around the country cannot?
If you are not willing to advocate for legislation that would guarantee access to the same quality of care for all Americans, you would do better to remain a little more humble. Also try to lose some weight. You would not need this sort of care if you did. Although, I'm sure you find that piece of advice intrusive and abhorrent rather than a positive way to promote affordable care for all.
Asthma huh? Sure it is. Try walking around carrying an extra 200 pounds day in and day out and tell me you wouldn't have trouble breathing too. Time to pull a Huckabee before it's too late Mr. Christie.
Big surprise that a obese man has difficulty breathing. Must have had to climb a flight of stairs.
This fat man can't take care of himself and likes to pretend to be conservative. Sham. Eat more burgers, fries, and cookies. Take more helicopter rides at the state's expense. Loser.
Christie took a State helicopter to his son's game and his reason for doing so was because his kids come first and they should. That's all the more reason why he should see that if he doesn't lose weight he won't be around for his kids and you'd expect him to be smart enough to know this. This man should have never been governor, he doesn't have control of his own personal being.
I'm no fan either but I wish him well. But he needs to get rid of 100 pounds. That weight puts strain on his lungs and heart.
Lose weight. Be an example for the country.
not a fan, don't feel better...in fact, stay there.
Something is fishy about all these positive comments.
I wish him well. But this should be a reminder to all of our house and senate members as well as other elected officials think twice before slashing the biomedical and science funding (NIH and NSF).
Bet he's thankful he has healthcare coverage...
Government is just way too big.
Maybe he would feel better if he took care of himself and lost 100 lbs?
Lose weight porkchop. You are morbidly obese.
On second thought...keep eating. World will be a better place without your brand of hate!
I too wish him well. But this should be a reminder to all of our house and senate members as well as other elected officials think twice before slashing the biomedical and science funding (NIH and NSF).
I bet he's loving that healthcare he has access to and can afford.
Guy needs to lose about 100 lbs... I hope he gets well soon and flips the switch to living a healthier lifestyle.
he need to drop at least 50 lbs,
I'm sorry, but I'm going there: Is he winded because he can no longer use the limo to go the 100 yards from the helicopter and had to walk?
Get well soon Governor.
Not a fan of Christie just as he is not a fan of the poor and middle class in his state.I still can't believe he was so nasty to the woman who asked him what school his kids attended.The Law of Karma may be at work here.
he is so fat what do you expect
To the 20 people above who responded in a respectful manner. I have to tell you, when I was about to read these comments I was prepared for the normal vitrol that goes along with these CNN comments. These 20 people probably represent a good cross section of America, yet each and everyone left caring, respectful comments even if they do not agree with his politics. I would take these 20 people to Washington DC so they could have a civil discussion on what to do with the debt crisis. I am sure they could not all agree, but if they show the type of respect and compromise we exepct from our political leaders it could go a long way to moving our country in the right direction.
This guy really needs to drop a few kilos or he'll end up in pine box before an Oval Office.