Schwarzenegger says accident won't keep him off motorcycles

Recalling his days as one of Hollywood's most popular action heroes, Gov. &to=' target=_blank>Arnold Schwarzenegger said Monday a weekend accident won't stop him from riding motorcycles.

As an actor, he said, he had to sign contracts covering possible injuries from stunts.

"I did all those things anyway," Schwarzenegger said. "I never played by the rules."

The governor received 15 stitches in his lip after he and his 12-year-old son Patrick were involved in the accident Sunday near their Los Angeles home, his spokeswoman Margita Thompson said. His son was uninjured.

"I was very lucky," Schwarzenegger said during an appearance Monday at a health center for women and children in North Hollywood. "It could have been very different."

The left side of the governor's upper lip was swelled and puffy but didn't affect his speech or appear to cause much pain.

He said doctors had advised him to avoid attending events and speaking for at least three days.

"My wife said make it seven," Schwarzenegger joked.

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