NJ Gov. Chris Christie Rushed To Hospital With Breathing Problems


christie4Updated: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is “fine and in charge” after being rushed to a hospital for tests after having difficulty breathing, his spokesman said.

Christie, 48, started having breathing problems while he was on the way to an event at a farm in central New Jersey.

Spokesman Michael Drewniak released the following statement:

“Governor Christie was having difficulty breathing this morning and out of an abundance of caution he went to Somerset Medical Center to be checked out. In line with someone dealing with asthma, he is being given routine tests as a precautionary measure. 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.”

Christie’s weight has made his health a matter of public speculation and comment. He once admitted weighing in at 550 pounds, but said in February he had dropped a significant amount of weight. Christie remained coy on exact figures, though.

“I’m not going to put any numbers on it because you just set yourself up for failure,” he said at the time.

Christie credited his recent weight loss to eating better and working out with a trainer three times a week.

Asthma is a serious condition that can be made significantly worse during high heat and peak allergy season.

{AP/CBS News/Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. hope he feels better.

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    What’s his name for Tehillim?

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