Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is back home in Los Angeles and in good spirits after undergoing open heart surgery following complications with a routine operation, his spokesman said on Friday (Apr 6). The 70-year-old Terminator and Predator star, and former governor of California, was at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, near Hollywood, to have a valve replaced on Mar 29 when doctors opted for the emergency procedure.
"Update: Schwarzenegger comes home," his representative Daniel Ketchell posted on Twitter, later clarifying to AFP that Schwarzenegger had been released on Friday afternoon and was "recovering at home in fantastic spirits."
The former Mr Universe underwent non-urgent heart surgery in 1997 to have the valve put in, due to a condition he said was congenital and had nothing to do with steroids.
- Source: AFP