A recent surfing session in the Malibu waves turned sour for Christopher Schwarzenegger, 13. He is reported to have suffered multiple broken bones, a collapsed lung and has spent several days in the ICU recovering.
Along with their three other children, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 63, and Maria Shriver, 55, have joined together to watch over their son during his stay in a California hospital.
“While it has been a very scary week, Christopher is surrounded by his family and friends,” his parents told Us Weekly in a statement. “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 added “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.”
Best wishes to Christopher and his family!