Hollywood icon Arnold Schwarzenegger was attacked by a crazed man while making a public appearance in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The man drop-kicked the actor in the back, in an attack caught on video (and included below).
Schwarzenegger, the actor and former governor of California, was appearing at one of his sports festivals, which he holds to promote fitness among kids around the world.
In a video of the incident, the former Mr. Universe is seen judging a skipping competition and interacting with fans, who are standing around him.
In the background, however, a man is seen trying to approach the actor, but is stopped by security. Moments later, however, the man makes a second attempt, only this time, he is running towards Schwarzenegger, who has his back to him.
The man kicks the Terminator star in the back, startling him. Security guards are seen pouncing on the man and dragging him away.
To make the incident even more bizarre, the man is heard asking Schwarzenegger for help, saying “I need a Lamborghini.”
Schwarzenegger is then seen continuing to greet fans and leave the facility.
The actor took to social media soon after to address the incident and calm fears that he might have been injured. “Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about,” he said in a tweet. “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.”
He then asked fans to not share the video of the attack, and focus on the kids he was there to support. “Do me a favor: instead of sharing the video of the guy who wants to be famous, watch some of our @ArnoldSports athletes like this young hero proving that fitness is for everyone who deserve to be famous. They’re on my Snapchat,” he tweeted.
Do me a favor: instead of sharing the video of the guy who wants to be famous, watch some of our @ArnoldSports athletes like this young hero proving that fitness is for everyone who deserve to be famous. They’re on my Snapchat. pic.twitter.com/EuMynJ7t1n
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) May 18, 2019
For the sake of reporting, however, we are including the video of the attack here. There are actually two videos, from different angles, of the incident.
71 year old Arnold Schwarzenegger attacked in SA. Took the hit. Still standing. pic.twitter.com/DTb56swNG9
— Praise George (@praisegeorge) May 18, 2019
This video is a bit closer and shows the attack coming from behind.
The attacker has not been identified.
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