Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger has said that he is fine and there was “nothing to worry about” after he coming under attack at an event in South Africa.
Video of the 71-year-old former California governor being kicked in the back went viral on social media on Saturday.
Schwarzenegger was interacting with some fans at a skipping competition when a man drop-kicked him from behind.
The incident occurred at the Arnold Classic Africa sporting event in Johannesburg. The attacker was quickly restrained by some body guards of Schwarzenegger.
He was subsequently handed over to police officers.
Schwarzenegger on Twitter said “I thought I was just jostled by the crowd, which happens a lot. I only realised I was kicked when I saw the video like all of you.”
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
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) May 18, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
He went on to urge his fans to rather focus on the event he was attending and ignore the incident.
“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,” he wrote on Twitter.
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