According to TMZ, Arnold Schwarzenegger was rushed to the hospital for emergency heart surgery.
Sources connected to Arnold tell TMZ, the 70-year-old Schwarzenegger went to Cedars-Sinai Thursday for a catheter valve replacement. We’re told the surgery is somewhat experimental and he developed complications.
Doctors were prepared in case the catheter valve replacement failed … and quickly decided Arnold needed emergency open-heart surgery, which we’re told lasted several hours.
This is not the first time Arnold has gone under the knife for heart surgery. He 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 and had nothing to do with steroids.
After reading the TMZ update, it seems that he is in stable condition. As a longtime admirer of Arnold, when I saw the headlines and the news alert on my phone, I was in shock. I’m happy to find out that he appears to be doing OK. Hopefully we see some more updates on this when they come out. We will update this article when we find out more details on his condition.