Martin Sheen underwent "a very successful quadruple bypass surgery" at a Los Angeles hospital and was "recovering beautifully," his son Emilio Estevez told fans on Facebook Wednesday, December 16, 2015.
"The decision to operate on his heart was a proactive one, not an emergency situation," Estevez wrote. "With my mother Janet and our family by his side and under the coordination of his extraordinary team of cardiologists, doctors and nurses, my father displayed great courage, strength and humility as he took on this challenge."
Sheen, 75, is also the father of actor Charlie Sheen, who recently acknowledged that he was HIV-positive.
"Not surprisingly, he is recovering beautifully, out of the ICU and is expected to not only be home for Christmas, but be 100% by the time he returns to work on season three of the Netflix series, 'Grace and Frankie,' early next year, Estevez said. "Please lift him up and keep him in your prayers."
Sheen posed for a hospital bed photo hours after the procedure, giving a "thumbs up."
Martin extends a big thumbs up and a BIGGER heart felt "THANK YOU" for all your well wishes and prayers. He wants to wish you a very Merry Christmas and sends you all a mighty blessing!