Feeling ‘fantastic’ after heart surgery: Schwarzenegger
LOS ANGELES (US) – Hollywood action star and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Friday that he underwent heart surgery and is feeling “fantastic.”
“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,” said the star of “Terminator” series fame on Twitter.
The 73-year-old posted a photo of himself giving a thumbs up from his hospital bed at the Cleveland Clinic.
He was born with a heart defect and had to undergo emergency open-heart surgery in 2018 to replace a pulmonary valve.
He became one of the world’s most famous action movie stars in the 1980s with films such as “Conan the Barbarian” and “The Terminator” and comedies such as “Twins”.
In 2003 he became governor of California and championed environmental policies. When his term came to an end in 2011, he returned to films and appeared in flicks such as “The Expendables 2,” and a sequel to “The Terminator.”