Christie Will Be "Back to Work" Friday Following Hospital Visit
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he feels fine and will "be back to work" Friday after being hospitalized following what he said was an asthma attack.
Christie walked out of the Somerset Medical Center around 6:30 p.m. Thursday. He told assembled reporters that he hadn't needed to be hospitalized for an asthma episode "since law school."
The 49-year-old governor said he began having trouble breathing when he woke up Thursday. "The rescue inhaler didn't have the effect it normally has," he said.
Christie said that he began to feel "lightheaded" at around 10:30 a.m. while on his way to a bill-signing ceremony, so New Jersey State Troopers took him to the hospital. "They did a great job and got me here very quickly," he said.