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Christopher Schwarzenegger recovering from serious injuries

July 22, 2011 |  4:41 pm

Maria Shriver's son Christopher is recovering from a serious injury

Christopher Schwarzenegger, the 13-year-old son of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger, is recovering after a life-threatening accident at the beach.

The son of the former governor was boogie-boarding in Malibu last weekend when he collided with an object on the beach, face-first, resulting in serious injuries including broken bones and a collapsed lung. 

"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," the divorcing pair said in a joint statement. 

The boy was in the intensive care unit for several days, with his mother at his side nonstop since Sunday and his dad a regular visitor, according to TMZ.

Arnold and his daughter Christina were spotted visiting Christopher in the hospital Friday. His older brother Patrick also tweeted, "Thank you everyone for your messages about my brother. This kid is strongest kid I ever seen. Keep praying." 


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Photo: Maria Shriver and Christopher Schwarzenegger during the NBA All-Stars weekend in February. Credit: Danny Moloshok / Reuters