According to a source who spoke with the organization, Us Weekly, Arnold Schwarzenegger arrived home after going under the knife for heart surgery. The former bodybuilder and Hollywood actor had to get surgery due to cardiovascular complications, stemming from an old procedure all the way back in 1997.
Amazingly enough, the 70-year-old actor has managed to keep himself in great shape after years of steroid use which comes part-in-parcel with bodybuilding.
Either way, the former governor of California left the Cedars-Sinai Hospital in LA on the 6th of April, and an insider close to the family said he is feeling “great.”
As you may or may not know, Arnold had to have a pulmonic valve replacement on the 29th of March and was the second time he underwent surgery.
Back in 1997, he had to have the operation due to a congenital heart defect. A spokesperson speaking on behalf of Schwarzenegger, Daniel Ketchell, said to the Washington Post on the 30th of March that his former operation was merely a temporary fix for his heart problem.
It’s true: I’m back! I went to sleep expecting to wake up with a small incision and woke up with a big one – but guess what? I woke up, and that’s something to be thankful for. Thank you to the doctors & nurses. And I’m truly filled with gratitude for all of the kind messages.
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) April 2, 2018
The valve from 1997 needed replacement. Earlier in the week, the Hollywood-actor-turned-politician said he was back, in reference to his iconic role as the Terminator.
Arnold said he woke up expecting a small scar, but instead, found himself looking at a giant one. However, the actor noted that it could’ve been a whole lot worse, meaning, he could’ve failed to wake up at all.
On the 30th of March, Arnold’s spokesperson said he was doing great and was joking around with the staff and crew who were helping him out.