Maria Shriver, Arnold Schwarzenegger Issue Joint Statement on Injured Son; Prognosis Good

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Despite their impending divorce and all the upheaval in their lives, Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger are forming a united front this week.

"A few days ago our son Christopher suffered an accident at the beach," the estranged duo said in a statement after Christopher was hospitalized.

"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."

Maria Shriver and Christopher Schwarzenegger

Christopher, 13, was boogie boarding on Sunday in Malibu, when something went wrong and he suffered a collapsed lung, broken bones and broken ribs.

Maria was with him on the beach at the time of the accident, says the source. His parents extend their gratitude to those providing their son's care.

"On behalf of our entire family, we sincerely thank the paramedics and lifeguards who responded so swiftly as well as all the doctors, nurses, emergency room and hospital staff who have cared for our son," the statement continues.

"They have been extraordinary to him and to us. We thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers and ask for respect and privacy for our family."

Get well soon, Chris.

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Maria, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your children. God Bless you in what should be a private moment.

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Anne – Edgy post and ctuting to the core of something that truly bothers me as you know! How to find a way out of it when there are so many indications, that despite hard lesson learned in recent years during the recession, we are not only slipping back to ” business as usual” but rejoicing in it. This is not just in the US – but globally.

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