Arnold Schwarzenegger gives a health update after open heart surgery

Apr 13, 2018
08:45 P.M.
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Although his gigantic fanbase was worried about his health, it seems like he's going to be fine, at least for the near future.


In a recent announcement, Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted he's still not feeling as he should after recently undergoing open-heart surgery.

According to Daily Mail, the 70-year-old actor provided an update on his health in a video posted on his Twitter account.

The same outlet explained that Schwarzenegger also thanked his fanbase for their support after he underwent surgery last month.

"Thank you so much for all your wishes and for all the cards and the phone calls and the emails and the texts and all this kind of stuff that I got from around the world," he said.


Although Schwarzenegger's operation was just intended to replace a valve being used to correct a congenital heart defect, he ended up having open-heart surgery.

The former Governor of California, who served from 2003 until 2011, revealed he is making a good recovery, but he still remains far from being back to full health.

"I just wanted you to know that I'm feeling much better. I can't say, even with my positive attitude, that I'm great because I'm not great yet. Great is a totally different level, but I'm good, I feel good," he added.

Everybody knew of Schwarzenegger's operation when it was revealed by his spokesperson, Daniel Ketchell, in March, 2018.


Ketchell explained, in a public announcement, that the 1997 replacement vale Schwarzenegger used was never meant to be permanent, claiming that it outlived its life expectancy.

The beloved actor chose to replace it yesterday through a less-invasive catheter valve replacement, but an open-heart surgery team was prepared just in case. In the end, his pulmonic valve was successfully replaced.