Early this morning Governor Chris Christie experienced breathing trouble while on the road and was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure, reports the New Jersey Star-Ledger. Christie, who suffers from asthma, has canceled his appearance at a local bill signing ceremony, the newspaper reported. The "precautionary measure" statement from the Republican governor's press secretary, via ABC News, is below:

"Governor Christie was having difficulty breathing this morning and out of an abundance of caution he went to Somerset Medical Center to be checked out," said Michael Drewniak, press secretary for Christie. "In line with someone dealing with asthma, he is being given routine tests as a precautionary measure. The Governor is extremely grateful for the quality of care he is receiving this morning and has nothing but praise for the world-class doctors, nurses and staff."