Emilio Estevez tweeted that his father, Martin Sheen, is recovering well from quadruple bypass surgery

By Michael Miller
Updated December 18, 2015 03:50 PM
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Martin Sheen is out of the ICU and recovering well after undergoing successful quadruple bypass surgery.

His son, Emilio Estevez, tweeted the good news, along with a picture of the actor, 75, giving a thumbs up behind a plush heart pillow. “My Pop! Successful proactive quadruple bypass surgery this week! A great Blessing indeed!” Estevez caption on Friday.

On the Facebook page for The Way – a 2010 movie Estevez directed and costarred in with his dad – he explained that “the decision to operate on [Sheen’s] heart was a proactive one, not an emergency situation.”

Estevez added that, “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.

“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, the oldest of Sheen’s four children, asked fans to “Please lift him up and keep him in your prayers … May God Bless you during the Christmas holidays and we wish a wonderful New Year to all.”

Just last month, Sheen applauded his other son, Charlie Sheen, for his courage for going public with his HIV diagnosis during an interview with Today’s Matt Lauer. “It was the most difficult thing he’d ever done,” Martin said at an event in Naples, Florida, according to the Naples Daily News.