Arnold Schwarzenegger has reportedly undergone emergency open-heart surgery according to sources for TMZ. The 70-year-old “Terminator” actor went to Cedars-Sinai Thursday for a catheter valve replacement.
The surgery is somewhat experimental and he developed complications, but doctors were prepared in case of the valve replacement failing and quickly decided he needed emergency open-heart surgery which lasted several hours. He’s reportedly awake and in a stable condition.
Schwarzenegger had an aortic valve replaced in 1997. At the time doctors didn’t feel the procedure was urgently needed, but Arnold decided to do it while he was still young. He also said at the time the condition was congenital.