Date: 3rd February 2003

Terminator 3 Suffers Injury

It appears The Terminator isn't as indestructible as he used to be, at least off-screen. Action star Arnold Schwarzenegger was released last week from a Los Angeles hospital where he underwent surgery to repair a shoulder injury suffered while performing a stunt on the set of his upcoming film Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2002).

The 55-year-old actor tore the rotator cuff in his left shoulder last year but put off surgery at the time to avoid holding up production on the film.

Although he will have to keep his shoulder immobilised in a tight sling for the next three to four weeks, he plans to go ahead with previously scheduled appearances.

"I'm feeling great. I am very fortunate to have had such fantastic surgeons work on my shoulder," the actor, who has heart surgery in the past, said in a statement.

The Austrian-born former bodybuilder reportedly earned $30 million to reprise his role as the unstoppable, lead-slinging, man-machine from the future in Terminator 3, which is due for release in Summer.

The Courier-Mail

Source: Press Release