Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed that he recently underwent a heart surgery. This is the second time he’s had a heart surgery in two years, but fortunately, the Terminator actor is already up and moving again.
The 73-year-old star shared on Instagram that he had his aortic valve replaced to go with his pulmonary valve that he had inserted in 2018. Schwarzenegger had his operation done at the Cleveland Clinic.
“Thanks to the team at the Cleveland Clinic, I have a new aortic valve to go along with my new pulmonary valve from my last surgery,” he wrote. The actor-politician did not reveal exactly when the procedure took place.
“I feel fantastic and have already been walking the streets of Cleveland enjoying your amazing statues. Thank you to every doc and nurse on my team!”
Along with the caption, Arnold Schwarzenegger shared a snapshot of him on the hospital bed after his heart surgery. Also included in the slideshow were photos of him clad in a blue tracksuit, posing with statues in the vicinity. The pictures prove that he is not bed-ridden and is indeed “feeling fantastic”.
Schwarzenegger’s Instagram post instantly got filled with wishes for a speedy recovery. “PLEASE DONT GO WORKOUT TODAY!!” his son Patrick Schwarzenegger wrote while his other son Joseph Baena typed “Love you, dad! How are you already hitting a lat spread???”
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s previous heart surgeries
In March 2018, Schwarzenegger had a heart surgery to replace his pulmonic valve. Two weeks after the operation, he updated fans about his condition, saying “I’m back”, his catchphrase from the Terminator series. However, he revealed that he was feeling better but “not great yet.”
The former Governor of California previously had a heart-valve surgery in 1997 to correct a congenital heart defect.
Schwarzenegger served as the Governor from 2003-2011. During this time, he hit the brakes on his acting career. But after 2011, he returned with double the vigor, starring in movies like the three Expendables, Terminator Genisys and more.