Gov. Christie returns to work after health scare

Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) returned to work at the Statehouse today after a health scare yesterday morning sent him to the hospital.

The governor arrived in Trenton just after 11 a.m. Christie said yesterday he planned to hold several staff meetings at the Statehouse. He had no public schedule.

In a story first seen on News 12 New Jersey yesterday, the first-term Republican governor, who suffers from asthma, received emergency treatment at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville after he experienced difficulty breathing. Christie was headed to a bill signing in Hillsborough.

The governor underwent a battery of tests and was released yesterday evening. He said he felt a little tired but otherwise fine. A spokesperson for Christie said yesterday that the 48-year-old governor "was never incapacitated, has been alert throughout and is in contact with senior staff from the hospital."

Christie has been open about his health issues, admitting he is overweight and that he needs to do more to get it under control. Gov. Christie released from hospital Gov. Christie holds news conference upon hospital release Pulmonary specialist looks at Gov. Christie's medical condition Statehouse calm as Christie checks out of hospital Christie communications director: Gov.'s test results normal News conference on Gov. Christie's condition VIDEO: Statement on Gov. Christie being taken to hospital

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