Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in stable condition after a heart surgery in Los Angeles, his spokesman Daniel Ketchell told The Washington Post.
According to Ketchall, Schwarzenegger’s first words after awakening from the procedure were: “I’m back.”
“So, he’s in a good mood,” he added.
Schwarzenegger, 70, underwent a routine procedure on Thursday at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to replace a pulmonary valve that was originally replaced in 1997 due to a congenital heart defect.
“This 1997 spare valve was never supposed to remain permanent and out of date, so he decided to replace it,” Ketchell said.
Schwarzenegger’s condition was first made public on TMZ, where it was reported that the actor and former bodybuilding champion underwent a “somewhat experimental” replacement of a catheter valve.