Actor and former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger underwent a heart operation that replaced a valve that was originally replaced 20 years ago and which woke up with the words “I’m back” in short on his catchphrase, a spokesman said on Friday.
The original replacement pulmonary valve that Schwarzenegger acquired in 1997 surpassed life expectancy, so the former California governor chose a valve replacement via a catheter, spokesman Daniel Ketchell said in his Twitter statement.
He recovered and was in a stable condition at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, said in a statement.
70-year-old Schwarzenegger “is awake and his first words were actually” I’m back “,” said Ketchell.
I’m Going Back
Schwarzenegger’s character famously tells “I’m Going Back” in his breakthrough role in 1984’s The Terminator.
Schwarzenegger was win in Austria five times Mr Bodybuilding Competition Universe and Mr. Olympia seven times before he started acting. He starred in action films like “Conan the Barbarian” and “Commando”.
He then went to politics, and was elected Governor of California as Republican in 2003 and 2006.