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Arnold Schwarzenegger, 73, reveals he’s undergone heart surgery and says he feels ‘fantastic’ as his kids support him

HE'S BACK

Arnold Schwarzenegger has undergone heart surgery at the age of 73.

The actor and former politican took to Instagram to share pictures from his hospital bed but reveals that he feels "fantastic."

"Thanks to the team at the Cleveland Clinic, I have a new aortic valve to go along with my new pulmonary valve from my last surgery," he shared.

"I feel fantastic and have already been walking the streets of Cleveland enjoying your amazing statues.

"Thank you to every doc and nurse on my team!"

His children were among the first to share their support, with son Patrick joking: "PLEASE DONT GO WORKOUT TODAY!!"

Daughter Katherine shared a series of heart emojis.

In 2018, an op to replace a faulty pulmonary valve in his heart left Arnie needing emergency surgery.

Surgeons hit complications during the “experimental” procedure and were forced to carry out open-heart surgery on the Red Sonya actor.

His spokesperson confirmed at the time he was stable and said: “His first words were actually 'I’m back', so he is in good spirits.”

A year later, in 2019, he told The Sun that he was back in the gym after a week.

"It was kind of a surprise,” he says with typical understatement. “I never get scared about these things.

“For a minute I was worried it was too close to doing Terminator 6 (Dark Fate) but I realised right away the movie is a good means to get back into shape again.

“I was home in no time and was back to the gym in no time. Most people baby themselves too much after surgery.”

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