Arnold Schwarzenegger and heart surgery: ''I didn't think I'd start the week with an operation''

Arnold Schwarzenegger has 'become a little more of a machine now'

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Hollywood icon and prominent public figure, is currently recovering after undergoing surgery to implant a pacemaker. The news was shared by the actor himself during an episode of his podcast, Arnold's Pump Club. In the podcast, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 76, openly talked about the surgery he underwent to get a pacemaker, underlining the importance of transparency regarding one's health. Although he confesses that speaking so openly about his health went against much of his Austrian upbringing, Schwarzenegger felt that sharing his story could give courage and hope to others facing similar issues. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he underwent surgery last Monday and was already recovering, participating in a public event just a few days later. 

He thanked his medical team at Cleveland Clinic for making the surgery as painless as possible and praised their professionalism and care. “No one would have ever thought I would start the week with surgery. I want to thank my entire team at Cleveland Clinic. All the doctors and nurses took amazing care of me and made the surgery as painless as possible." The actor explained that the surgery was necessary due to scar tissue from his previous procedures that had made his heartbeat irregular. This problem was monitored closely by his doctors, and the surgery was scheduled to ensure Arnold Schwarzenegger's future health.

Arnold Schwarzenegger shared details of his previous heart surgeries, including valve replacements in 1997, 2018, and 2020. He also reflected on whether his heart health is affected by a genetic issue and highlighted that It is important to stay in contact with doctors and listen to them carefully. Despite the surgery, Arnold Schwarzenegger maintained his positive spirit and determination. He also assured his fans that he will be 100% ready to resume filming the second season of FUBAR next month.

Source: Hollywoodreporter