Governor McAuliffe Hospitalized to Treat African Safari Injury

AP Photo/Steve Helber
AP Photo/Steve Helber

Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe has been hospitalized to treat an injury he sustained during an African Safari.

The injury happened three weeks ago while the governor was in Tanzania with his family. On Christmas Day, McAuliffe was thrown from a horse and wound up with seven broken ribs. A doctor examined McAuliffe in Tanzania, but he was not hospitalized at the time.

Since returning home, doctors have been monitoring McAuliffe’s condition. After a check up Monday he was admitted to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center after doctors found some fluid had built up in his lungs. The governor is expected to be hospitalized overnight and then will take a few days off to recover.

Until today the governor had carried on with his schedule, even giving a state-of-the-state speech last week. He attended an event in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday morning before being hospitalized.

McAuliffe and his family traveled to Africa over the holidays to visit his daughter who is working in Zambia.


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