Arnold Schwarzenegger Transitions Into The Terminator as 76 Years Old Fights Another Day With Genetic Heart Condition

Arnold Schwarzenegger turns to the Terminator during hard times.


“I became a little bit more of a machine”: Arnold Schwarzenegger Transitions Into The Terminator as 76 Years Old Fights Another Day With Genetic Heart Condition

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Arnold Schwarzenegger recently revealed that he underwent surgery to get a pacemaker implanted due to a genetic heart condition.


Interestingly enough, when announcing this news, he made a nod to his iconic character, The Terminator.
He also revealed that sharing this news is not easy for him as it goes against everything he was taught as a kid.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has existed at the very core of Hollywood for decades now. Having been a part of several iconic projects, his works have laid the foundations for what the action-film genre looks like today.

On top of his time as an actor, he became iconic in the fitness community, having been a top bodybuilder.
Arnold Schwarzenegger in Conan the Barbarian


Arnold Schwarzenegger in Conan the Barbarian
One role put his name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; his time as the Terminator. The role has had such a lasting impact on his life that he has continued to reference it and talk about it, years after his last appearance as the robot.

They seemed to have such a close bond with each other that the actor gave the role a small nod when telling the world about his genetic heart condition.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Gets Closer To Becoming The Terminator

Recently, Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed some difficult information about his personal life during an episode of his podcast, Arnold’s Pump Club.

The world-renowned actor revealed that he went through surgery to get a pacemaker implanted. The reason for this was because of a genetic heart condition that he has been keeping private.
Arnold Schwarzenegger | Photo: His Official X Account
Arnold Schwarzenegger | Photo: His Official X Account

“I have some personal news to share. Last Monday, I had surgery for a pacemaker and became a little bit more of a machine,”

When announcing this news, he made a joke that he was turning into more of a machine now after the pacemaker, making a nod to his time as the Terminator, the robot he played for several years.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton In Terminator

“First of all, I want you to know I’m doing great!” He went on, “Nobody would ever have thought I started the week with a surgery. I want to thank my whole team at the Cleveland Clinic.

All of the doctors and nurses took amazing care of me and made the surgery as painless as possible,” 

He then told his fans to not worry about him as he is doing excellently well for someone who underwent surgery a week ago.

So much so, that many would not even believe that he had been unwell. He then went on to thank his medical team and all who supported him through this difficult time.

Opening Up About His Illness Was Not Easy For Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger then went on to get a little more personal about how sharing the news of his illness was impacting him.

He famously had a very difficult childhood, having an extremely complicated relationship with his father.

Speaking on this, the actor revealed that talking about his ailments, on their own, is a challenge for him as he was taught against sharing weaknesses with the entire world.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2
However, there is a very significant reason why the actor feels obligated to share his journey.

Since his diagnosis, Schwarzenegger has found that many who don’t feel comfortable enough talking about their own illnesses, felt safe sharing them with him.

He felt that sharing his health journey on such a great scale would help them feel stronger about making it through.

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