On Thursday, he needed emergency open-heart surgery while doctors unblocked a pulmonary valve. But on Friday, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 70, woke up from surgery with his legendary vigor, delivering his catchphrase: ‘I’m back!’
His friend and colleague Sylvester Stallone, 71, had some words of encouragement for the Terminator 2 star, telling TMZ: ‘Arnold’s a strong man, he’ll be bigger and better than ever.’ The Expendables star is asked whether Arnie’s health scare is enough to put Stallone off cigars.
‘Some things you just can’t give up: stogies and breathing,’ quips the Creed actor. When asked if he thinks Schwarzenegger will quit smoking, the action star simply says ‘Doubt it.’
Stallone wasn’t the only celebrity wishing the five time Mr. Universe winning bodybuilder a speedy recovery.
Hie True Lies co-star posted a snap of the pair tangoing on the set of their 1994 action film. She captioned the post: ‘Healing love and laughter to my favorite dance partner.’