Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of Hollywood's biggest and highest-paid stars, had elective heart surgery Wednesday to replace an aortic valve, his spokeswoman said.
Schwarzenegger, 49, star of the "Terminator" movies, is expected to make a full recovery and will not be required to take any heart medication after the surgery, said spokeswoman Catherine Olim.
Schwarzenegger, who won the Mr. Universe contest five times and retired undefeated as Mr. Olympia after seven victories, has acknowledged using steroids when he was a bodybuilder.
But Olim said, "Steroids have nothing to do with this. . . . This is a congenital condition that's existed in his family. We expect a very short recovery period."