The State Controller's Office sent out this e-mail to reporters just a little while ago:
To Interested Reporters,
Just a quick note to let you know that State Controller John Chiang on Friday experienced chest pains while visiting family in Fort Worth, Texas, and checked into a hospital on the advice of his brother, a physician.
He is undergoing tests this afternoon and information will be released once the results are available.
In the meantime, he is resting comfortably and is in constant contact with staff in his Sacramento and Los Angeles offices. He continues to direct his office's efforts to meet the State's fiscal obligations while ensuring funds in the State Treasury are preserved for priority payments, such as education and debt service.
Feel free to call if you have any questions, and we'll keep you updated on his progress.
Deputy Controller, Communications