Man attacks Arnold Schwarzenegger at event in South Africa

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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.”



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.



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?

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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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