Gov. Christie expects to leave hospital soon
July 28th, 2011
03:00 PM ET
7 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. TIGER2

    Does he have that government sponsored healthcare plan that he's opposed to?

    July 28, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  2. Clwyd

    I can't say I wasn't expecting it with his weight problem and all the hot air coming out of the man!

    July 28, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  3. JonDie

    The guy looks like a heart attacking waiting to happen.

    July 28, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  4. 100% ETH

    I keep telling the same issues for American people, but they do not listen or learn. Because, they think they know better, until their death.

    What is happening now is a big issue. *The CHEMICAL ATTACK from minor to Major is happening in our neighbors and around the Globe, since most people got access to DANGEROUS CHEMICALS. I think, someone did administered minor chemical substances against Gov. Christie, that sends him Hospital.

    He...keep praising the Hospital Staffs all over, because of his fear of them being used by others to mistreating him.

    July 28, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  5. Ben

    I don't know what the problem is other than the stated asthma. However, Gov Christie, have you looked at yourself in a mirror?
    You are tremendously overweight. Drop some pounds dude. And do it fast. For the best interest of you, your family and constituents.

    July 28, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  6. Lieswillnotsetyoufree

    Sorry, no love lost here... He has been deceitful and has zero integrity. Bye Bye...

    July 28, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  7. JJinCVCA

    Governor Christie is not who we need or want in the White House, but hope he gets better soon.

    July 28, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  8. Name joey

    Hope it isn't heart related. paging dr Atkins! The guy is fatter than the national debt. Nitvthatvthere is anything wrong with that...

    July 28, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  9. Pete

    Let me be the first to be negative. Lose some weight, man! If you want to be president, gotta be able to make it up a flight of stairs without getting winded.

    July 28, 2011 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  10. Ralph in Orange Park, FL

    Two words: Lose weight.

    July 28, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  11. lynnella

    These comments are making me gag – let's be honest here, he's a big old fat guy. I have no doubt his asthma is aggravated by his obesity. Why would any constituency elect a fat person? They always require more medical care and in turn drive up everyone else's premiums.

    Also, he does not "serve the country" he is the governor of one state and he's not any more or less important than the governor of any other state, despite the ridiculous amount of air time he receives.

    July 28, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  12. DNA

    Fatty can't breathe??? awwwwwww....

    July 28, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  13. POD

    Not a fan.....but do yourself a favor and drop about 200lbs....or you won't be around to get re-elected

    July 28, 2011 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  14. Steel's Brother

    Fatness is never prosperous

    July 28, 2011 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  15. Veronica Kris

    To our Governor : Feel better, get out of the hospital quickly – you have much to do ! I live within walking distance of the hospital – stop by for dinner – we're BBQing tonight. Be well ! the USA needs you.

    July 28, 2011 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  16. Blaqb0x

    lay off the chilidogs

    July 28, 2011 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  17. Tammy

    He's a lousy governor, but I wish him a speedy recovery.

    July 28, 2011 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  18. wil

    What sort of healthcare does he have? State plan? Priivate? Did he go to the emergency room or did he get special treatment as a politician? Did he have to call and make an appt and be told there is an opening 3 weeks from now?
    And as I would for any person, thoughts are for a full recovery.

    July 28, 2011 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  19. Bill

    Hope you feel better. Don't worry, we'll pick up the hospital tab like we do for all you Tea hobbits. Get some rest bum.

    July 28, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  20. Jam

    Best Wishes and Loss a little weight you have too... you can do it!

    July 28, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  21. sammieb51

    Not a fan at all - this guy needed a limo to take him 100 yards from the helicopter to his son's ball game a month or so ago. How is he gonna stand up to Oh, Let's Say 45 Minutes of Being President??

    July 28, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  22. nycdragonfly

    He needs to lose some weight!

    July 28, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  23. celine

    Quick recovery, isn't it great to have state funded healthcare! Your lucky millions of American's aren't! Think about it!

    July 28, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  24. mesamick

    Now you know why Christie does not want to run for POTUS...He knows that his morbid obesity illness would more than likely kill him in a grueling election campaign...

    July 28, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  25. Whatever

    Do you think maybe his clothes are just too tight?

    July 28, 2011 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
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