He'll be back...and stronger than ever!
Schwarzenegger has a history of heart issues, stemming from a congenital defect. Prior to his surgery this week, the former governor of California went under the knife to replace a damaged aortic valve in 1997. The star then had emergency heart surgery in 2018 to replace a pulmonic valve.
In the new pic he posted after surgery, Schwarzenegger is smiling and giving a thumbs up. The caption is just as optimistic.
"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," the "Predator" actor shared. "Thank you to every doc and nurse on my team!"
On "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" in April, Arnold Schwarzenegger joked that his granddaughter's lineage--she's also connected to the Kennedy family via his ex-wife Maria Shriver--is pretty impressive.
"I mean, we can do anything," he told Fallon when he appeared virtually on the talk show. "We can go and solve the Cuban Missile Crisis, we can go and kill Predators with our bare hands and we go and train dinosaurs. I mean, think about this. That is a lot of power here."
"Worst thing is if this kid ends up, you know, with my accent," he added with a laugh. "That's what we don't want."
Hopefully, Schwarzenegger can make a speedy recovery so he can get back to being a grandpa.