The 71-year-old legend Arnold Schwarzenegger was greeting his fans and taking pictures at the Arnold Classic Africa when a man came out of nowhere with a flying kick right to Schwarzenegger’s back.
The incident happened at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the man was subdued immediately by security after the attack. The man starting yelling what sounded like… “help me, I need another kidney” but the words weren’t entirely clear.
But thankfully, Schwarzenegger seemed to be ok as he walked out of the building and even made a Twitter post to let his fans know he was unaffected…
“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”.
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
Watch the full video here:
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— Fitness Volt (@fitness_volt) May 18, 2019
We’re glad Schwarzenegger wasn’t injured by the ridiculous incident but it’s unfortunate that such an exciting event had to be cut short.
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