Arnold Schwarzenegger Had Heart Surgery, But He'll Be Back

  ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER had surgery last week to replace an aging heart valve that was put in back in 1997.  His rep says that it was a success, and contrary to reports, it wasn't an emergency surgery, it was pre-planned.



 ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER underwent heart surgery last Thursday to replace a 20-year-old 'pulmonic' valve.



When the word got out on Friday, some media outlets hysterically reported that it was an "emergency" surgery, but that's not the case.  It was pre-planned.



Arnold had the valve put in back in 1997 to treat a congenital heart defect, and it was only expected to last about 15 years or so.



It was supposed to be a less invasive procedure, but they always have an open-heart surgery team on-hand just in case.  It sounds like they WEREN'T needed, but that's not 100% clear.  TMZ claims there were complications and they WERE needed.



In any event, it was a success.



His rep Tweeted, quote, "[He's] awake and his first words were actually 'I'm back,' so he is in good spirits."  The rep also corrected sensationalized reports . . . saying that since it was pre-planned, he was never "rushed" to the hospital.



Arnold is 70 years old.

Originally posted on April 2nd, 2018



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