Arnold Schwarzenegger kicked to the floor at event in South Africa | World News


Bodybuilder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has been attacked whilst out at an event in South Africa, footage shows.

In a clip that emerged on Saturday, Schwarzenegger can be seen at the Arnold Classic Africa event in Johannesburg when someone runs up behind him and kicks him in the back.

The two-footed blow caused the Austrian to fall forward into a crowd of people and hit the ground.

Shortly after the incident, the 71-year-old re-takes his seat at the side of the court, seemingly unfazed by the attack.

Schwarzenegger was attacked at an event in South Africa
Schwarzenegger was attacked at an event in South Africa

Responding to the incident, he tweeted saying: “Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about. I thought I was just jostled by the crowd, which happens a lot.

“I only realized [sic] I was kicked when I saw the video like all of you. I’m just glad the idiot didn’t interrupt my Snapchat.”

The former California governor also posted a video of himself greeting fans outside the Sandton Convention Centre, where the event is being held.

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A statement from the event organisers said he was “sadly and unexpectedly attacked by a crazed fan” after they had “breached security”.

It added: “Sandton Convention Centre security responded swiftly by apprehending the offender and handing him over to police.”

Wayne Price, organiser of the event said: “Arnold was in great spirits and very generous with fans and athletes alike.

Arnold Schwarzenegger was at an event in Johannesburg
Arnold Schwarzenegger was at a competition in Johannesburg

“Mr Schwarzenegger is fine and still in good spirits. He still carried on with the activities as planned and is fully taking this in his stride.

“He even joked that some people got more excited than others.”

The event organisers confirmed that Schwarzenegger would not be pressing charges and sees the event as “as unfortunate incident by a mischievous fan”.


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