The youngest son of divorcing exes Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver has spent the past week under the care of doctors in the Intensive Care Unit of a California hospital, where he is recovering from injuries he suffered in a serious surfing accident last weekend.
Christopher Schwarzenegger, 13, suffered multiple broken bones and a collapsed lung following a mishap that occured while he was surfing. Shriver, 55, has been by her son’s side while he recovers at the hospital. The circumstances of the accident are not yet known, but Christopher’s condition is stable and the teen is expected to pull through.
Shriver and Schwarzenegger have released a statement about the surfing accident:
“A few days ago our son Christopher suffered an accident at the beach. 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. 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 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.”
The Schwarzenegger Clan has been in shambles ever since Schwarzenegger, 63, divulged a more than decade-old bombshell: He fathered a son with family housekeeper, Mildred Baena, born just a few weeks before Christopher. Shriver filed for divorce earlier this month and the spouses of 25 years still have a court battle ahead. In his response to Maria’s divorce petition, Arnold asked a court not to grant his former flame spousal support. He also requested that attorney and legal costs be jointly paid.