One week after Arnold Schwarzenegger underwent emergency heart surgery, the movie star and politician is back in the comfort of his home.
His spokesperson Daniel Ketchell confirmed the good news on Twitter Friday afternoon.
He wrote: “Update: @Schwarzenegger is headed home!” he initially shared on the social media site before posting a final update. “He was released just before I sent that update and he is currently recovering at home in fantastic spirits.”
Just last month, the 70-year-old “Terminator” and “Predator” star and former governor of California underwent the operation at a Los Angeles area hospital.
The procedure is said to be risky, and the seven-time Mr Olympia winner developed complications, leading to an emergency open-heart surgery that reportedly lasted several hours.
According to his spokesperson, Arnold’s first words after the procedure was “I’m back.”
“It’s true: I’m back! I went to sleep expecting to wake up with a small incision and woke up with a big one—but guess what? I woke up, and that’s something to be thankful for,” Arnold Schwarzenegger later shared on Twitter. “Thank you to the doctors & nurses. And I’m truly filled with gratitude for all of the kind messages.”