Arnold Schwarzenegger Reportedly Undergoes Emergency Heart Surgery

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Action-movie icon Arnold Schwarzenegger is reportedly in stable condition following emergency heart surgery.

According to TMZ, the 70-year-old actor underwent a catheter valve replacement Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, but complications developed during the procedure. When the valve apparently failed, it was determined Schwarzenegger required emergency open-heart surgery.

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Star of the Terminator franchise and Predator, and the former governor of California, Schwarzenegger was reportedly born with a bicuspid aortic valve. He underwent surgery in 1997 to have a valved replaced, and was told the procedure would eventually have to be repeated.

The former professional bodybuilder turned actor has enjoyed a big-screen renaissance in recent years, following two terms as governor, with the blockbuster Expendables series, a critically acclaimed performance in 2015's Maggie, and a return to his most iconic role in the disappointing Terminator Genisys. Undeterred, he'll re-team with James Cameron for Terminator 6, which Schwarzenegger has said will begin filming this summer.

Also on the actor's plate is Triplets, the long-discussed sequel to the 1988 comedy Twins, with Danny DeVito and Eddie Murphy, and the eagerly anticipated Legend of Conan, his return to the role that in 1982 launched him into Hollywood stardom.

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