N.J. Gov. Chris Christie in Hospital After Breathing Problems

July 28, 2011 - 12:05 PM

Chris Christie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke at the American Enterprise Institute on Wednesday telling the large audience that he would not run for president in 2012 and that he would leave the legal battle over Obamacare up to other states. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

(AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is undergoing tests at a hospital after he had difficulty breathing.

Spokesman Michael Drewniak tells The Associated Press that the governor was being driven to a farm in central New Jersey when the governor had difficulty breathing. He says he was taken to Somerset Medical Center out of an "abundance of caution."

Drewniak says the 48-year-old suffers from asthma and all indications are Christie "will be fine."

Christie had been due to sign open-space legislation.

The Republican, who took office 18 months ago, has made no secret that he has struggled with a weight problem.