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Schwarzenegger’s Son Hospitalized After Serious Surfing Accident

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The 13-year-old son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver is reported to be hospitalized Friday, recovering from a serious surfing accident last weekend in Malibu.

“A few days ago our son Christopher suffered an accident at the beach,” Shriver and Schwarzenegger said in a statement Friday.

Christopher Schwarzenegger has been in intensive care for days after suffering multiple broken bones and a collapsed lung in the accident, according to the celebrity news website TMZ.com.

“While it has been a very scary week, Christopher is surrounded by his family and friends. He is a brave boy and is expected to make a full recovery. On behalf of our entire family, we want to sincerely thank the paramedics and lifeguards who responded so swiftly as well as the doctors, nurses, emergency room and hospital staff who have cared for our son. They have been extraordinary to him and to us. We thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers and ask for respect and privacy for Christopher and our family,” the statement said.

His condition has been upgraded since he was initially hospitalized, TMZ reported. His mother has been at his side constantly, and his father has been a regular visitor as well, according to TMZ.

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