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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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All of you guys making stupid comments about Arnold filing papers while his son is in ICU are a bunch of stupid douchebags. No matter what type of "things" are going on in your life, the rest of the world doesn't go on hold. The papers were a response to the papers Maria filed against him. Its really none of our business, noone knows what goes on behind closed doors, but once you guys grow up and have difficulties of your own throughout your life, You'll learn.

1152 days ago


Why do some of your comments have to be so cruel, what does his size have to do with anything. This is why we have so many young people with eating disorders, because of comments like these.

1152 days ago

Grandma S     

What a group of uncompassiont people . This is about a young boy that was hurt very bad . Nothing about if he was heavy or his looks, or his dads mistakes . Please this was about a child. Get off your judgemental high horses . Sitting behind a screen and bashing a kid is just wrong.

1152 days ago


Hey people! First off it's not our place to JUDGE. We didn't walk in Arnold or Maria's shoes so we have no room to talk. Second, it's not about Arnold & Maria, it's about their son. Seperate the two!
I am pretty sure that everyone posting here is not perfect. I can go as far as to say you have all done things that some people would trash you as well. If you say you Never.. then you are a liar. We ALL are sinners in one wa or another and truth be told, what I did or you did or what she did or he did doesn't matter. What matters is we ALL DID. In no marriage is there perfection. SO back off and instead of trashing and swaring and being ugly, why not PRAY for this family, pray for their son who was seriously hurt! PRAY!

1152 days ago


thank you GET A CLUE I couldn't have said it better myself!

1152 days ago


How stupid are some of these comments - VERY STUPID
He's too big to be surfing and the kid with the maid is better looking. Idiots get a life!!!!!!!

1152 days ago


Hey, I agree that Arnold did some pretty awfu things with that mexican mama, but divorce is war, no attack, attack, attack. Why don't they put that chubby kid on a diet? I agree with the one of the other comments, how's that fat ass kid going to keep a surf board afloat?

1152 days ago


Lots of kids are chubby at this age and grow up to be healthy. Does that make him less worthy or too handicapped to be active? What is wrong with you hateful people?

1152 days ago

Brian C    

I didn't know Chris surfed ?? Like someone mentioned, I thought he was a bit chunky also. But being a skater myself, I always give kudos to heavy kids that TRY to do active things.
So....I hope he gets better and fully recovers.

Maybe he should take up skateboarding if he fully recovers. At least there's a pantload of safety equipment available for that. And if he doesn't hotdog it, chances of injury are slim.

And WHY does everyone feel the need to drag his Dads stuff into this? It has nothing to do with it. Were talking about a yound dude that got hurt TRYING to be active.

Get better Chris dude.

1152 days ago


Boy, it amazes me how people can judge others!! From the pudginess of the kid, to the fact that papers were filed by Arnold. To the person that made the comment about how the kid should be surfing the internet or channels from a couch....activities such as surfing, is what is keeping him from gaining further weight. As for Arnold filing papers...the media always writes what gets the story. However, the paper filing was in response to Maria's papers AND lawyers handle everything so one lawyer's office gets the other lawyers office papers and so on. Rarely, will the folks getting divorced actually have to fill anything out. It's just a phone call to the lawyer from either one that gets the papers rolling. As for the public, don't be so quick to judge. We have no idea what the full story is and unless we are Maria and Arnold, we will never know what the full story is. The kid is 13 and innocent, why are we picking on the size of him? Grow up America...these are human beings!!!!

1152 days ago


wow some of your comments are rude and to the one that said he was dyin where did you read that at amazing

1152 days ago


Easy to see where kids pick up their bullying traits with all of you so called "grownups" making comments about a 13 year old's weight. I guess you creeps figure since he's overweight he doesn't deserve to be alive in the first place. Just remember, he can always lose weight, but you people will always be judgmental jerks.

1152 days ago


I feel sorry for the kid, all what he got to go though, maria and arnold is very sick people, arnold always been the terminator, he was always a actor, so people get what they deserve for voting on that sorry man, for the kid, its not his fault for what has happen so lay off with calling the kid out of his name.

1152 days ago


The barbary of the commentary here reminds us why the US is in decline.

1152 days ago


Where did it say that Arnold is filing divorce papers while his son is clinging to life?? Really. Back away from the computer. Too much drama for some of you. The divorce was happening before this child went surfing. Life doesn't stop because of divorce. The son went surfing. Accidents happen. Mama was by her son's side the whole time. I think some of you are fantasizing that this is going to patch the parents' marriage and they're going to get back together. :\

1152 days ago
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