Suffering from asthma, Governor taken to Somerset Medical Center for tests

HILLSBOROUGH – Gov. Chris Christie was taken to Somerset Medical Center this morning for tests, according to Press Secretary Michael Drewniak.

The governor suffers from asthma and is being routinely tested, the press secretary told reporters who were waiting for the start of a press conference here. 

“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,” Drewniak said.  “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 planned to sign a package of open space bills this morning at a farm before taking questions from the press.

The event was canceled.

Christie’s office also canceled tonight’s Ask the Governor on 101.5.

Suffering from asthma, Governor taken to Somerset Medical Center for tests