Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Doing Well After Open-Heart Surgery

April 2, 2018

Late Friday we heard Arnold Schwarzenegger had undergone emergency open-heart surgery.

TMZ reported the 70 year old was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Thursday for a catheter valve replacement which is a procedure to replace a pulmonic valve that was originally replaced due to a congenital heart defect in 1997.

It was never meant to be permanent according to Arnold's attorney.

During the procedure, TMZ says an open heart surgery team was prepared in case the procedure was unable to be performed.

LA Times says there were complications so the team stepped in and replaced the valve.

According to his attorney, Arnold woke up and in true Arnold form said, "I'm back." 

This morning he is doing great and in good spirits.

TMZ caught up with his buddy Sylvester Stallone who had some words of encouragement for Arnold.

He told TMZ, "Arnold's a strong man, he'll be bigger and better than ever." 

But when asked whether Arnold's health scare is enough to put Stallone off cigars, he said "some things you just can't give up, stogies and breathing." 

When asked if Arnold will quit smoking, Stallone said, "Doubt it."