UPDATE: Governor Terry McAuliffe released from hospital in Richmond

Posted at 1:10 PM, Jan 19, 2015

UPDATE: On Tuesday, January 22nd, a spokesperson for Governor McAuliffe announced that he had been released from VCU Medical Examiner and is resuming his schedule of meetings and private events. 

Richmond, Va. – Governor Terry McAuliffe has been admitted to VCU Medical Center due to complications from a recent horse riding accident.

“While on vacation with his family in Africa over the Christmas and New Year holidays, Governor McAuliffe was thrown from a horse, which resulted in seven broken ribs,” the governor’s spokesman Brian Coy confirmed in a statement.

“While the injury did not impair his ability to do his job and his doctors expected the injury to heal on its own, today they identified increased fluid around his lungs that will require a procedure to remove. He is begin admitted today and is expected to be back in action after 2-3 days of recovery.”

The governor appeared earlier Monday at a Community Leaders Breakfast in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Norfolk.