ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER ATTACKED AT SOUTH AFRICA CHARITY EVENT
Actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was kicked in the back while signing autographs at a charity event in South Africa on Saturday.
The 71-year-old former bodybuilder, who was reportedly attending the Arnold Classic Africa at Johannesburg’s Sandton Convention Centre, can be seen on video engaging with fans and signing autographs when a man suddenly jumps up and kicks him in the back.
The U.K. Independent reported that Schwarzenegger was also in the process of judging a skipping competition when the incident occurred. (RELATED: Chris Pratt Explains Why He Was Nervous To Ask Arnold This Question)
The video shows the man being detained and the former California governor walking out of the building, seemingly unharmed. He even later posted a video of himself engaging with his fans at the event to his Twitter page.
He then responded with a “nothing to worry about.”
“Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about,” Schwarzenegger tweeted. “I thought I was just jostled by the crowd, which happens a lot. I only realized I was kicked when I saw the video like all of you. I’m just glad the idiot didn’t interrupt my Snapchat.”
Schwarzenegger “established the Arnold Sports Festival – of which Arnold Classic Africa is part of – in 1989,” the Independent reported.