Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe released from the hospital

Posted at 12:15 PM, Jan 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-22 12:15:20-05

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe took to social media Thursday and thanked everyone who wished him well while he was in the hospital.

“Thank you to everyone for all of your well wishes over the past few days. I’m back at home and resuming my daily schedule,” the governor tweeted.

The governor was admitted to the hospital on Monday to have fluid drained from his chest cavity after breaking seven ribs when he was thrown from a horse while vacationing in Africa last month. The governor did not return home to an empty house. A group of students from St. Bridget School was touring the governor’s mansion for a field trip.

His spokeswoman, Rachel Thomas, said McAuliffe returned from Tanzania on Jan. 2 with seven broken ribs and was “operating in his normal duties” in Virginia until doctors identified Monday “increased fluid around his lungs that require a procedure to remove.”

He delivered his State of the Commonwealth speech last week despite the injuries.

The CNN Wire contributed to this report.

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