Unfortunately for Arnold Schwarzenegger, it appears a heart condition took one look at him back in 1997 and said “I’ll be back.” Ahhhnold went to Cedars-Sinai Thursday for a catheter valve replacement, but things quickly got serious.
TMZ says the catheter procedure is pretty experimental, and he had complications during that ordeal. Doctors were on hand in case something like that happened, and they determined he needed to have emergency open-heart surgery. The whole thing lasted several hours, and Arnold is said to currently be in stable condition. E! News says his family, including Maria Shriver, have not commented. This whole thing is shocking because Arnold in my head is like the Austrian Chuck Norris in that he should be bulletproof. It also shocks me because I’m reminded he and Maria STILL have not divorced yet…do you two just enjoy paying lawyers for shits and giggles??
Anyway, this isn’t even the first time Arnold has had to deal with heart problems (not including the secret love child with the housekeeper). Back in 1997, he went to Mexico for elective surgery to replace an aortic valve. The Terminator claimed it had nothing to do with steroids (cue your “Sure, Jan” face now) and everything to do with bad genes. What made the whole mess kinda fucked is he didn’t tell Maria, who was preggo at the time, it was happening – he just said he was going to Mexico for a little vacation… I guess Sandals that year was including cardiac procedures on the all-inclusive menu? Speedy recovery this time around to Ahnold, but I’m wondering how he lied about it this time around! “Mah-reeee-uh, I ahm going to pahmp iron at ze gym.” OK, I’ll stop.