Credit: Andrei Jackamets/Bravo Photo: Joe Gorga Keeps Tabs on His Wife

Joe Gorga had a rough start to 2013. Not even two weeks into the new year The Real Housewives of New Jersey star was sent to the hospital after coming down with a nasty case of the flu. Poor baby!

On Jan. 10 Joe tweeted about his illness, writing, “I'm dying over here in the hospital this flu kicked my ass. Not a word or movement from Tarzan in 4 days #Pain.”

As All About the Real Housewives pointed out, even Joe’s sister, Teresa Giudice, was concerned about his condition, tweeting on Jan. 10, “My poor brother with this horrible flu. Everyone, please, get your flu shot!”

Thankfully, Joe was realeased from the hospital a few days later and was resting comfortably at home. “Thank you to all the staff at Chilton Hospital! You were amazing with my @joegorga,” his wife Melissa Gorga tweeted on Jan. 13. 

Yikes! We’re sorry Joe had to go to the hospital, but are relieved that his ilness didn't last that long!