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“Wishing my friend a speedy recovery”: Jean-Claude Van Damme Debunked Arnold Schwarzenegger Rivalry Rumors, Offered Olive Branch to Rival after Heart Surgery

"Wishing my friend a speedy recovery": Jean-Claude Van Damme Debunked Arnold Schwarzenegger Rivalry Rumors, Offered Olive Branch to Rival after Heart Surgery

Jean-Claude Van Damme, a legendary martial artist, and Hollywood star are known for his incredible action movies and impressive fighting skills. Van Damme’s first taste of fame came in the 1980s when he competed as a professional kickboxer and appeared in European martial arts films. However, it was his breakthrough performance in Bloodsport that put him on the map as a Hollywood action star. From there, he went on to star in a string of hit movies like Timecop, Universal Soldier, Hard Target, and much more becoming one of the most iconic action stars of the 90s.

But the Bloodsport star was not the only action star back in the time. Several stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger were there too. But the relationship between both the stars has never been highlighted in the media. It forced people to speculate that both the stars share a common sense of rivalry with each other. Such misconceptions were cleared when Jean-Claude Van Damme shared his concern and support for Arnold Schwarzenegger when he was struggling with his health.

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Jean-Claude Van Damme
Jean-Claude Van Damme

Jean-Claude Van Damme Expresses His Concern For Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Terminator star is well known for his old rivalry with Sylvester Stallone which had made headlines in the past. But the two stars have now become close friends as a result the two have seen together much often and stated their friendly relationship on several occasions. But that’s not the case with the JCVD star.

Jean-Claude Van Damme and Arnold Schwarzenegger were two of the biggest action stars of the 80s and 90s, both known for their incredible physiques, impressive martial arts skills, and personalities. Over the years, rumors circulated that the two had a bitter rivalry, fueled by everything from professional jealousy to personal animosity. But all such rumors were clarified when the Replicant star took to his social media to share his best wishes for the Former Governor of California who underwent heart surgery to replace his pulmonary valve.

“Wishing my friend Arnold Schwarzenegger a full and speedy recovery so he’ll be back soon!”

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Arnold Schwarzenegger on Jean-Claude Van Damme's movie set
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Jean-Claude Van Damme’s movie set

Jean-Claude Van Damme And Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Public Appearance

Jean-Claude Van Damme And Arnold Schwarzenegger were the biggest stars of their time and were similarly active in action movies, and any collaboration between these two stars would have definitely been a proven hit. Yet the makers were unable to bring the two superstars together. The stars have appeared in the same movie like Last Action Hero and The Expendables 2 but disappointingly didn’t have even a single scene together. Fans are eager to see both stars together on-screen.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger

As Van Damme and Schwarzenegger continue to age and their careers evolve, their friendship remains a constant source of support and inspiration. While they may not be competing for the same roles anymore, they continue to push each other to be their best selves and achieve their goals.

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