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Arnold & Maria's

Son Hospitalized

-- Surfing Accident

7/22/2011 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver's 13-year-old son Christopher is hospitalized after a serious surfing accident last weekend  ... so serious he has been in ICU for days ...TMZ has learned.


Christopher suffered multiple broken bones and a collapsed lung as a result of the accident in Malibu.  We're told Christopher's condition has now been upgraded and he will be OK .

We're told Maria has constantly been at Chris' side.  And Arnold has been a regular visitor as well.  We're told in spite of the divorce, the entire family has come together as a unit in dealing with Christopher's accident.

Maria has had an incredibly tough year ... and an extremely rough week.

UPDATE: Arnold just stopped by the hospital to check up on Christopher ... with his daughter Christina in tow. Maria arrived on her own soon after.

UPDATE #2: Arnold's other children Katherine and Patrick just tweeted thank yous for everyone's condolences. Katherine writes, "[Christopher is] a tough little guy and getting better! Please keep praying for him!."


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Who the f*ck makes fun of a child suffering in ICU? Add to it the recent trauma of 1. his parents divorce 2. His father's betrayal 3. Knowledge that he has a half-brother the same age.

Seriously, who the f*ck are you???!!!

1136 days ago


Sad situation. Best wishes to Christopher in his recovery.

How come his mother was letting the boy surf though and given that he's only thirteen years old? Its such a dangerous sport.

1135 days ago


The only pigs around here are the CPU Commandos hiding behind the anonymity of their monitors to take swipes at someone's kid.

Send us your pics so we can make fun of you, okay? I'm sure there's plenty to criticize or you wouldn't NEED to do this in order to feel better about yourselves!

1135 days ago


I wish the kid well and hope he recovers quickly and completely. I also hope he takes a gander at his older brother Patrick and decides to make his body into something leaner and trimer and much healthier later on in life. With his parent's money and fame he could get someone like Tony Horton who is nearby in Santa Monica to advise him and assist him. Though his father also has the knowledge, it's always easier for a kid to listen to, and accept the advice of, someone other than their parent.

1135 days ago


I just don't understand so many people on these posts that can NEVER say anything positive. They see every story as a way to say some clever insult. That's sad. Maria, Christopher and family---God Bless.

1135 days ago


its the kenndy curse...

1135 days ago


If he can survive his teen years..Christopher will trim down and become a handsome man. He is the one most assaulted by the consequences of his father's ego...Surfing is probably his only escape. get better Christopher..none of this is your fault... and keep surfing!

1135 days ago


Why don't you people stop with criticizing the kid, so Arnold screwed around, he's not the first and won't be the last; I hear he is very generous with settlement with his wife, so people get a life

1135 days ago


How sad that this family has more sorrow in their life. Hopefully Christopher will make a quick and full recovery. Wishing you all the best!

1135 days ago

Chaz GD    

Arnold was, is, and always will be a piece of ****. The fact that he was ever allowed into the Kennedy clan is amazing to me, not to mention how the hell could californians have voted for him as their governor.

1135 days ago


You guys don't understand law or facts.

#1-Arnold didn't file anything, his attorney did. The attorney may not have known the boy was hospitalized as the paperwork began weeks ago.

#2-Commenting on the 'size' of a young boy shows your immaturity and ignorance. Go do something productive rather than this. Unbelievable!

1135 days ago


Uh, not to defend Arnold; but the timing of when papers are filed relates to the attorney; not the client. The client signs off on the filing and sometimes they aren't filed for up to a week.

1135 days ago


While it has been proven that Arnold is a louse, he did not serve papers to his wife while his son is in the ICU. Also, I know its been said already but, Arnold and Maria's son is not dying! He is in ICU. Nothing was mentioned about dying.

To Pimpc: I did laugh at your comment, although somewhat harsh (i know it was a bit immature) but really, for a family that is so involved in school health programs...wth?

Also, lets face it...we may as well kick them while they are all's quite obvious Arnold does not go for the good looking women. Look at his women on the side and then look at skelator...I mean Maria, what a mess!

1135 days ago


All the best to Maria and Christopher. Get well soon.

1135 days ago


Did anyone ever consider that these do***ents were prepared and brought to him at the hospital? Two quick signatures and five minutes, and it's done.

Maybe we should be blaming the attorney for intruding on a family emergency. The attorney actually had until 7/31 to file the response.

Keep surfing kid. It's a great sport.

1135 days ago
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