Arnold Schwarzenegger underwent emergency heart surgery this week, according to reports.
The actor and former governor of California had open-heart surgery, TMZ reported, quoting “sources connected to Arnold.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger has reportedly undergone emergency heart surgery https://t.co/IC73kUyR5k
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) March 30, 2018
“The 70-year-old Schwarzenegger went to Cedars-Sinai Thursday for a catheter valve replacement. We’re told the surgery is somewhat experimental and he developed complications,” the site reported. “Doctors were prepared in case the catheter valve replacement failed … and quickly decided Arnold needed emergency open-heart surgery, which we’re told lasted several hours.”
Schwarzenegger went under the knife to replace his aortic valve in 1997. “I’ve never felt sick or had any symptoms at all, but I knew I’d have to take care of this condition sooner or later,” he said in a statement, reported the Los Angeles Times at the time. “I said to the doctors, ‘Let’s do it now, while I’m young and healthy.’ They agreed this was the way to go.”
In 2012, on “60 Minutes,” the “Terminator” actor said that his doctor told him that he was “crazy” to keep the 1997 operation a secret from his wife.
“He said, ‘Your wife is pregnant, what do you mean you are not going to tell her?'” he said, E! News reported. “I told him, ‘Here is the plan, I am going to have the heart surgery, you do it quietly, no one knows about it, we do it at six in the morning. Four days later I am out of here and I go to Mexico and I will tell Maria I am down here, a little busy and I am on vacation, when I come back I’ll be tanned and no one will know.'”
We learned Arnold Schwarzenegger had just gone emergency open heart surgery! But our close sources tell us that Arnold is recovering and is doing great. Calling all fans, please give @Schwarzenegger many reps of love! pic.twitter.com/r4Ar8XF6te
— The Arnold Fans (@TheArnoldFans) March 30, 2018
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) March 30, 2018
TMZ reported that his condition is currently stable.
Other details about the procedure were not revealed.