Arnold Schwarzenegger was recently admitted to hopsital in Cleveland, Ohio, where he underwent heart surgery to have his aortic valve replaced. It is the 73-year-old’s second cardiac operation in just two years, having already had his pulmonary valve replaced in 2018.
The former bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned-politician revealed the news via social media on Friday evening (US time) as he shared a photograph of himself in a hospital bed, with his thumb raised t0 the camera.
“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,” the Austrian-American movie star wrote on Instagram.
“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!”
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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. 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!
As well as the hospital photograph, the Terminator also shared three photographs of himself out and about in the capital city of Cleveland, posing alongside a number of historic monuments.
Many people wished the icon a speedy recovery, with one writing: “Feel better champ!! You’ll be back in no time!”
Another commented: “Get well soon legend!!!” While another said: “Nothing Stops the Terminator.”
Following his pulmonary valve replacement two years ago, Schwarzenegger reportedly joked with medical staff when he woke up from the emergency surgery, after the scheduled valve replacement procedure hit some complications.
But, following hours of open heart surgery, Schwarzenegger was said to have quoted his famous Terminator character to doctors after coming round, saying: “I’m back”.
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