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Christie Expected to Be Released From Hospital Soon

Thursday, July 28, 2011

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie expects to be released from a hospital Thursday night after undergoing tests because he had difficulty breathing.

Christie, who has asthma, was taken to Somerset Medical Center "out of an abundance of caution," according to a statement released by his office.Results from his EKG, blood work and chest X-ray Thursday afternoon were "normal," his deputy chief of staff said.

The governor plans to speak with the media when he leaves, his staff said.

State Senator Joseph Kyrillos, who spoke to the governor within the hour, said he sounds "strong."

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

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Comments [4]

Kevin from LV, NJ

I hope this is a health-CARE wake up call for Christie.

Jul. 28 2011 05:42 PM
sallen from nyc

difficult to believe his EKG and blood work are normal considering his excess weight. I hope his Doctors will encourage him to lose weight, otherwise he is due for a heart bypass and diabetes at vast expense to the public. I hope this is a health wake up call for Christie.

Jul. 28 2011 02:45 PM
RLewis

The more his profile goes up, the more his stress levels will. There's no debate that if the man lost some weight, his asthma would be much less. Life/work is coming at him from all sides. Something has to give. It this point, it looks like he's chosen his health.

Jul. 28 2011 12:42 PM
Gail Lehmann

Wake up call to lose weight and a reminder that others need the quality healthcare that his getting

Jul. 28 2011 12:08 PM

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