TRENTON (CBS/AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was forced to pause his state of the state address to lawmakers after a pastor had an apparent health problem.

Christie asked those in attendance to pause for a brief prayer after Pastor Joe Carter from Newark’s New Hope Baptist Church had to be taken out of the chamber Tuesday.

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“Let’s take a moment to have some silent prayer for my friend, and New Jersey’s friend, Pastor Joe Carter of New Hope Baptist Church. He’ll be attended to and let’s take a moment to silently think of Joe, to make sure he comes through it OK,” Christie said.

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Christie’s wife, Mary Pat, assisted with getting Carter help.

Christie is laying out his accomplishments from the last year and goals for his final year in office.

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