celebritiesNow that he’s older, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 76, is struggling greatly with his self-image. The actor revealed this in an interview on The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM. “This is really disgusting.”
“Every day I look in the mirror and say: Yes, you are worthless.” Look at this body. Many muscles disappeared. Look at those images that were once powerful. Now they just hang out there. I mean, what the hell is going on here?” asks the former professional bodybuilder.
Schwarzenegger, a father of five children, knows that most people go through the same existential crisis. But it’s still different for him. “I’ve been praised for my perfect body for years and you don’t see any of that anymore. I’ve gone from ‘Superman’ to the average guy. It’s hard to get used to it. It hurts.”
Although the ‘Terminator’ actor admits he looks better than “most” people his age, he’s not satisfied. “When I was 30 or 40, I never thought about this moment. That I would never have the perfect body anymore. It just sucks.” Schwarzenegger explains that everything changed for him after he underwent heart surgery at the age of fifty. “It was tough, but in the end it got good. The doctor told me not to lift heavy weights anymore. That was the point where I first felt weak.
However, Schwarzenegger tries to accept the aging process. “I can’t help it. I’m 76 years old. But I’m still full of energy and enthusiasm. I still have a sense of life,” he concludes.
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