Arnold Schwarzenegger is continuing to recover after a planned medical procedure last week turned into surprise open heart surgery. Now, the actor is officially "back" on Twitter -- and sharing his gratitude.
The "Terminator" star tweeted out a modified version of his character's signature catchphrase on Monday, marking his first public comments since his surgery. As the actor explained it, he "went to sleep expecting to wake up with a small incision and woke up with a big one."
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. Thank you to the doctors & nurses. And I'm truly filled with gratitude for all of the kind messages.
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) April 2, 2018
But while his body may have taken more of a beating than he bargained for, Schwarzengger said he was "thankful" to make it out alive at all. He also added his thanks to his medical team, as well as fans who sent well wishes.
On Friday, the former governor of California underwent what was to be a routine heart valve replacement surgery, only for doctors to discover a problem mid-procedure that required open heart surgery instead. The valve, which was first installed in 1997 to repair a congenital heart defect, was later successfully replaced.
Considering how soon he's been able to joke about it (Schwarzenegger also quipped "I'm back!" after he first woke up from surgery), it looks like the actor's recovery is going well so far. May it continue.
Disguised as a human, a cyborg assassin known as a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) travels from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton). Sent to protect Sarah is Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), who divulges the coming of Skynet, an artificial intelligence system that will spark a nuclear holocaust. Sarah is targeted because Skynet knows that her unborn son will lead the fight against them. With the virtually unstoppable Terminator in hot pursuit, she and Kyle attempt to escape. Read More