Arnold Schwarzenegger breaks ribs in motorcycle accident, is not injured seriously

Monday, December 10th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) _ Arnold Schwarzenegger was hospitalized with several broken ribs after a weekend motorcycle accident, his publicist said Monday.

The 54-year-old star of the ``Terminator'' movies was resting at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica after the Sunday afternoon crash, publicist Jill Eisenstadt said.

Schwarzenegger, who is negotiating to appear in a third ``Terminator'' film, was ``in good spirits, feeling sore, but otherwise fine,'' she said.

``Don't worry,'' the actor said in a statement. ``This won't affect my skiing with my family at Sun Valley (Idaho) this Christmas.''

Details of the motorcycle accident, which also occurred in Santa Monica, were not immediately available.

Schwarzenegger underwent elective surgery to replace a heart valve in April 1997.

His new movie ``Collateral Damage,'' which was postponed after the Sept. 11 attacks because it's about terrorism, now is scheduled to open in February.