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Christopher Schwarzenegger home; Maria Shriver tweets gratitude

July 27, 2011 |  6:00 am

Christopher Schwarzenegger is out of the hospital Christopher Schwarzenegger, the 13-year-old son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, was released from the hospital Monday evening after suffering serious injuries more than a week before.

The former governor's offspring was surfing in Malibu on July 17 when he collided with an object on the beach, resulting in broken bones and a collapsed lung. Injuries were so serious when the boy was first admitted that some speculated the damage was life-threatening.

"Blessed to be able to take Christopher out of the hospital last night," Shriver tweeted on Tuesday. "What a feeling of relief to know that he's going to be fine." 

"I will forever be grateful to the amazing doctors, nurses and hospital staff in the ICU who helped my son," she added.

Arnold also weighed in on the social network, saying, "I knew Christopher couldn't be stopped! Big thanks to all the doctors, nurses & staff at UCLA that helped him recover."

The good will on display in that tweet is going further than 140 characters -- the elder Schwarzenegger on Monday extended the sentiment to legal affairs with his estranged wife, amending his response to her divorce petition and withdrawing his challenges to spousal support and payment of her legal fees as they dissolve their marriage.

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-- Matt Donnelly
twitter.com/MattDonnelly

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Christopher Schwarzenegger, right, greets rapper Lil' Wayne at a Los Angeles basketball game in February. Credit: Jae C. Hong / Associated Press

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