Arnold Schwarzenegger was attacked on Saturday during a sporting event in South Africa.

The 71-year-old Hollywood Blockbuster Movie actor, and former bodybuilder and Governor of California was drop-kicked from behind by an unidentified individual while attending a rope-skipping competition.

Video footages taken of the incident show Arnold filming the event with his cellphone. As he turns around seemingly to hand the phone to someone, the attacker suddenly rushes in and jump-kicks him on the back. As bodyguards rush in to restrain the attackers, Arnold looks on seemingly unfazed by the attack.

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A few hours later, he posted a video of himself on Twitter leaving the venue greeting fans and greeting fans. He also addressed the incident in another tweet in which he thanked fans for their concern.

The event organiser laters said that Arnold would not be pressing charges, adding he viewed the incident as “an unfortunate incident by a mischievous fan”

Mr. Schwarzenegger was in South Africa for The Arnold Classic Africa initiative aimed at promoting sports. It takes place in Johannesburg, Gauteng, each May and organised in partnership with the Gauteng Provincial Government and the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee. Arnold Classic Africa affords athletes the opportunity to compete in an international competition, against participants from all continents, in Africa. Like its global counterparts, the African rendition embraces numerous sporting codes and promotes these through demonstrations, contests, record attempts and sports celebrities over three days each May.


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