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Arnold Schwarzenegger says he is feeling 'fantastic' after heart surgery

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Action star Arnold Schwarzenegger says he is feeling "fantastic" after having had heart surgery.

"I have a new aortic valve to go along with my new pulmonary valve from my last surgery. I feel fantastic and have already been walking the streets of Cleveland," the "Terminator" actor and former California governor tweeted.

Schwarzenegger, 73, posted a picture of himself giving a thumbs up from his hospital bed at the Cleveland Clinic on Oct 23, and thanked medical staff there.

The actor, who was born with a heart defect, underwent emergency open-heart surgery in 2018 to replace a pulmonary valve.

Schwarzenegger became one of the world's best known action movie stars in the 1980s with films including "Conan the Barbarian" and "The Terminator," and comedies such as "Twins."

In 2003 he was elected governor of California and championed environmental policies. After ending his term in 2011, he returned to movies, appearing in "The Expendables 2," as well as a sequel to "The Terminator."

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Arnold's heard and liver have been abused relentlessly.

Most body builders die at a very young age.

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Most body builders die at a very young age

*Some bodybuilders do. Usually the ones taking the "extra curriculars" guys in the 70's 80's it was the basics. Those guys live longer lives. It's modern bodybuilders on the next level "gear" that are shortening their lifespans.

back on topic. Rest up Arnie.

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Wishing him a swift recovery from surgery and many more movies.

I also read that more recent bodybuilders are using not just steroids, but insulin and diuretics that are damaging their kidneys and other organs. I guess it is a bargain with the devil to have fame for a short time.

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Saw and met him at a book signing.

Here's wishing a speedy recovery, Terminator!

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