Arnold Schwarzenegger attacked at South Africa sports event
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger was attacked on Saturday, May 18 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 politician was chatting with fans at the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg when a man took a flying leap and kicked him high in the back.
"Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about," Schwarzenegger, 71, said on Twitter.
"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."
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 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) May 18, 2019
Schwarzenegger was in Johannesburg for the annual Arnold Classic Africa, an international multi-sports festival.
"He was sadly and unexpectedly attacked by a crazed fan as he was doing a walk-through to support athletes," the organizers said, adding the attacker — who was immediately apprehended — was known to police for similar incidents in the past.
Schwarzenegger told organizers he would not press charges.— Rappler.com