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Arnold Schwarzenegger Shares Photo Wearing Pacemaker, Says It Won't Conflict with “FUBAR” Season 2

The actor shared this week that he recently underwent surgery to have the pacemaker implanted

<p>Arnold Schwarzenegger/Instagram</p>

Arnold Schwarzenegger/Instagram

Arnold Schwarzenegger is in good spirits as he recovers from getting a pacemaker implanted.

TheTermintor actor, 76, shared an Instagram image of himself wearing the device, which was connected to his heart underneath an unzipped jacket, on Thursday. A cord that ran from the pacemaker to the inside of his ear was also on full display.

Expressing gratitude for fans' support, he captioned the pic, "Thank you! I’ve gotten so many kind messages from all over the world."

He reassured fans that the battery-operated device, used to regulate an irregular heart rhythm per Mayo Clinic, will not interfere with the upcoming season of Netflix's FUBAR.

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"A lot of people have asked if my pacemaker will cause any problems with FUBAR Season 2. Absolutely not," he wrote, adding, "I will be ready to film in April, and you can only see it if you’re really looking for it."

Schwarzenegger's update comes after he recently revealed that he underwent surgery to get a pacemaker.

He shared on his Arnold's Pump Club podcast that the procedure followed three open-heart surgeries.

“Last Monday, I had surgery to become a little bit more of a machine: I got a pacemaker,” he shared.

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“First of all, I want you to know I’m doing great! I had my surgery on Monday, and by Friday, I was already at a big environmental event with my friend and fellow fitness crusader Jane Fonda,” he continued. “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 added.

The former California governor's first surgery was in 1997 when his pulmonic valve and aortic valve were replaced, an operation that was good for 12 to 15 years. He went back to get them replaced again in 2018 and 2020. He explained during his podcast that scar tissue from his last surgery caused him to have an irregular heartbeat and he was told to monitor it closely.

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He noted that his mother's death in 1998 motivated him to stay on top of his health. She died after not getting the valve replacement surgery she needed.

“I stayed in touch with my medical team and visited in person at least once a year to get a full check-up and see how my heart was doing,” Schwarzenegger said. “That’s life with a genetic heart issue. But you won’t hear me complaining.”

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