Arnold Schwarzenegger Is 'Not Great Yet' After Heart Surgery, But He's 'Good'
Arnold Schwarzenegger is not great yet, but the action star is "feeling much better" after his emergency open heart surgery last March 29.
The action star and former California governor survived complications from his surgery and is now taking it easy at home, but he wants his loyal fans to know that he's doing okay.
Schwarzenegger Updates The Fans
Schwarzenegger, 70, posted a video on his Twitter account where he expressed his appreciation for all the fans from all around the world who reached out to him with well-wishes, cards, and various messages after his surgery.
Thank you all for caring. We are moving forward! pic.twitter.com/kvauldg3Mq — Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) April 12, 2018
The video clip is less than one minute, but the former governor looks well and in good spirits.
"Thank you so much for all your wishes," he says in the Twitter video. "I really appreciate that very much. You're very kind."
"I just want you to know that I'm feeling much better," Schwarzenegger continues. "I can't say — even with my positive attitude — that I'm great, because I'm not great yet. Great is a totally different level. But I'm good, I feel good. I got good care, good doctors, good nurses, everything is fantastic."
The Governator is shown playing chess, which he says helps him stay sharp, refreshing his mind and memory. According to USA Today, Schwarzenegger left the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center last week to continue the recovery process at home.
The Emergency Surgery
In a statement released by the actor's spokesman Daniel Ketchell after his surgery, it was revealed that Schwarzenegger originally went to the hospital to replace a temporary pulmonic valve from 1997 with a less-invasive catheter valve.
My statement on Governor @Schwarzenegger’s procedure. pic.twitter.com/7RoVtHN43c — Daniel Ketchell (@ketch) March 30, 2018
"During that procedure, an open heart surgery team was prepared, as they frequently are in these circumstances, in case the catheter procedure was unable to be performed," Ketchell's statement continues. "Gov. Schwarzenegger's pulmonic valve was successfully replaced and he is currently recovering from the surgery and is in stable condition."
The rep also confirmed to People that the open heart surgeons on stand-by were able to step in quickly and perform surgery upon signs of complications.
The operation was already the action star's fourth cardiac surgery.
For now, Schwarzenegger is recovering, but he has a few future projects under his belt that ensures he's not thinking about retiring just yet. His upcoming films include King Fury, Triplets, Viy 2: Journey to China, and an untitled Terminator reboot, among others.