The actor had to undergo emergency heart surgery after medical negligence following another intervention.
To become someone like Arnold Schwarzenegger, you not only need to give life to some of the toughest characters in cinema. but You also have to learn to be a “tough guy” in real life. And beyond his muscles and physical strength, the actor of Austrian origin has shown that in real life he is also a great fighter.
Well, as Schwarzenegger himself recalled in an interview with The Pump, He has had to undergo three heart surgeriesthe last of them just a few months before the filming of Terminator: Dark Fate began, due to medical negligence that occurred during a non-invasive surgery to which he had to undergo.
According to Schwarzenegger, doctors warned him that He had to undergo emergency surgery after having “accidentally punctured” one of the walls of his heart and have caused internal bleeding. “He was really scared. I kept thinking: ‘well, the truth is that this is great news,'” the actor recalled ironically.
“I was in the middle of a big disaster. I asked myself: ‘How am I going to get out of this?‘. “Sometimes the only thing you have left is to take a deep breath and know that you have to change gears and know that your main objective is to be able to get out of that hospital,” acknowledged the Terminator actor who was about to start filming the sixth film. of the saga.
“He looked like an idiot”
However, although Schwarzenegger had to recover from the medical scare and exercise to leave the hospital as soon as possible, The actor could not help but feel his ego hurt in a situation that made him seem vulnerable. “I looked like an idiot waddling through the hospital hallways, but I got going because the doctors said he had to exercise his lungs.”
“I knew I had to do everything possible to recover quickly. because three months later I was going to start filming Terminator 6, so I had to be in shape. I wanted to be able to move, run, lift things, fight and all that kind of stuff,” acknowledged the Arnold Schwarzenegger who was finally able to arrive at the shoot completely fit.