Los Angeles, Mar 31 (PTI) Veteran action star Arnold Schwarzenegger is in stable condition after undergoing heart surgery. Also Read - #BoycottFrenchProducts Trends on Twitter After Emmanuel Macron's Comments on Islam & Prophet Mohammed Spark Outrage

TMZ first reported that the former governor of California underwent emergency open-heart surgery, but his spokesperson, Daniel Ketchell released a statement on Twitter that the procedure was planned. Also Read - Ananya Birla Accuses US Restaurant of 'Racism', Says 'They Threw My Family Out'

“Yesterday, Governor Schwarzenegger underwent a planned procedure at Cedars-Sinai to replace a pulmonic valve that was originally replaced due to a congenital heart defect in 1997. Also Read - Pakistani Money Heist Titled '50 Crore' Triggers Hilarious Meme Fest on Twitter, Fans Call it 'Sasta Version'

“…Governor Schwarzenegger pulmonic valve was successfully replaced and he is currently recovering from the surgery and is in stable condition. We want to thank the entire medical team for their tireless efforts,” Ketchell said in the statement.

Ketchell added that an open-heart surgery team was on hand as part of standard procedure, but was not needed.

Schwarzenegger, who served as governor of California from 2003-2011, is set to return to the “Terminator” franchise for the sixth film in the series, which is scheduled for release by Paramount on July 26, 2019. PTI SHD

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