He underwent emergency open heart surgery last month and later announced he was on the mend by tweeting "I'm back" and now Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken some time to give fans an update on his recovery and to thank them for their support.
"You're very kind", he says in the video.
Schwarzenegger says he is feeling better, but is "not great yet". "I can't say even with my positive attitude that I'm great because I am not great yet".
The operation had simply been meant to replace a valve being used to correct a congenital heart defect, but it ended up needing open-heart surgery to address it.More news: FireEye Inc (FEYE) Short Interest Update
He was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles on April 6. He also served as governor of California from 2003 to 2011. Because I'm not great yet, great is a totally different level. "And thank you all for being such jewels".
In his video, Schwarzenegger, who said he was in the midst of playing a game of chess to "freshen" his mind and memory, expressed gratitude for his doctors, nurses and the "good care" he was receiving. The day after the surgery, his spokesperson Daniel Ketchell said Schwarzenegger was in stable condition and recovering well from the procedure. "And we move forward", he declared.
Entertainment Weekly said Schwarzenegger's March surgery was the result of complications from a planned heart valve replacement for the original put in back in 1997 because of a congenital heart defect. Governor Schwarzenegger's pulmonic valve was successfully replaced'.