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Arnold Schwarzenegger Reveals He’s Gotten A Pacemaker After Three Open-Heart Surgeries

Arnold Schwarzenegger has shared some health news. The Terminator star and former California governor revealed on his Arnold’s Pump Club podcast that he has been fitted for a pacemaker after having undergone three open-heart surgeries.

“Last Monday, I had surgery to become a little bit more of a machine: I got a pacemaker,” he said.

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“First of all, I want you to know I’m doing great! I had my surgery on Monday, and by Friday, I was already at a big environmental event with my friend and fellow fitness crusader Jane Fonda,” he continued. “Nobody would ever have thought I started the week with a surgery.”

“I want to thank my whole team at the Cleveland Clinic. All of the doctors and nurses took amazing care of me and made the surgery as painless as possible,” he added.

Schwarzenegger initially underwent two open-heart surgeries in 1997 to replace his pulmonic valve and aortic valve. Normally lasting 12 to 15 years, he underwent surgery to get both replaced again in 2018 and 2020.

As we reported last year, Schwarzenegger is attached to star in action movie Breakout. Most recently he starred in Netflix’s 2023 series FUBARKung Fury 2 has been in post since late 2019 following a legal dispute. Most recently, as we exclusively reported, he has been tapped to star in holiday family comedy The Man With The Bag, alongside Reacher star Alan Ritchson.

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