Man attacks Arnold Schwarzenegger at event in South Africa

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By TODAY

Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger was attacked on Saturday by a man who kicked him in the back at a sports event in South Africa that the action hero was hosting.

The bodybuilder and former former California governor was interacting with fans during a skipping competition at his Arnold Classic Africa sporting event when a man drop-kicked him from behind.

The attacker, who is known to police for similar incidents in the past, was restrained following the incident.

71-year-old Schwarzenegger later thanked fans on Twitter for their concern, but insisted there was “nothing to worry about”.

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“Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about,” he 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.”

Arnold

@Schwarzenegger

We have 90 sports here in South Africa at the @ArnoldSports, and 24,000 athletes of all ages and abilities inspiring all of us to get off the couch. Let’s put this spotlight on them.

Arnold

@Schwarzenegger

And if you have to share the video (I get it), pick a blurry one without whatever he was yelling so he doesn’t get the spotlight.

By the way… block or charge? pic.twitter.com/TEmFRCZPEA

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Schwarzenegger who was in Johannesburg for the annual Arnold Classic Africa, an international multi-sports festival, told organisers he would not press charges.

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