The actor underwent surgery to replace the aortic valve.
The surgery was performed at the Cleveland Clinic (Ohio). “Thanks to the team at the Cleveland Clinic, I now have a new aortic valve in addition to the pulmonary artery valve from my previous surgery. I feel fantastic and have already walked around Cleveland, seeing the wonderful statues in the city,” the 73-year-old actor wrote. He posted photos of himself on the streets of the city.
The aortic valve provides blood flow from the left ventricle of the heart to the aorta. Termination of its normal functioning is fraught with severe cardiological consequences. To prevent them, the valve is changed.