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Arnold Schwarzenegger is DROP-KICKED from behind while admiring athletes at festival in South Africa

Truly the Terminator! Arnold Schwarzenegger is DROP-KICKED from behind while admiring athletes at his sports festival in South Africa – but the actor thought he was just ‘jostled’ by fans in the crowd

  • The ‘Terminator’ star was filming an athlete jump rope while in a gymnasium at the Arnold Sports Festival in Sandton on Saturday
  • As Arnold Schwarzenegger hands his phone back to his entourage, a stranger jump-kicks him from behind 
  • Attacker approached the 71-year-old waving but had been apprehended by security before he launched into the kick  
  • As security rushes to escort him off the premises, others rush to Schwarzenegger to make sure he is fine
  • ‘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,’ the actor said on Twitter
  • Schwarzenegger had posted on Snapchat right before the kick and the assailant can be seen over his shoulder 

Arnold Schwarzenegger was shockingly drop-kicked from behind while admiring athletes at his sports festival in South Africa.

The ‘Terminator’ star was filming an athlete jump rope while in a gymnasium at the Arnold Sports Festival in Sandton, when a stranger jump-kicked him from behind.

Fortunately and perhaps unsurprisingly, despite being 71-years-old , Schwarzenegger was unfazed, writing on Twitter afterwards: ‘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, 71, can be seen speaking to his fans when seemingly out of nowhere he is kicked hard in the back by his assailant

Despite being 71-years-old , Schwarzenegger was unfazed, writing on Twitter afterwards: 'Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about'

Despite being 71-years-old , Schwarzenegger was unfazed, writing on Twitter afterwards: ‘Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about’

Moments before, the attacker approaches Schwarzenegger while waving, but a member of bodybuilding legend’s security team apprehends him.

And as the former California governor comments on how fast the jump ropers are going, the man rushes behind him and launches into his kick.

The assailant throws himself into the air and kicks the back of the Hollywood legend, sending him flying forward into the cameraman and others watching.

The attacker is immediately rushed by security personnel and taken from the scene as others rush to help ensure Schwarzenegger has not been injured.

Schwarzenegger's attacker approaches moments before his wild attack

The actor doesn't notice his assailant approaching from behind

Moments before, the attacker approaches Schwarzenegger while waving, but a member of bodybuilding legend’s security team apprehends him. 

The assailant can be seen being manhandled by his security team after his brazen kick in the middle of the gymnasium on one of the world's most famous actors

The assailant can be seen being manhandled by his security team after his brazen kick in the middle of the gymnasium on one of the world’s most famous actors

Schwarzenegger is hurled forward by the kick to his back

Members of the Hollywood star's security team deal with the threat

Schwarzenegger is hurled forward by the kick to his back (left) and members of his security team deal with the threat (right)

People gasp and a child can be heard sounding distressed in the background as an adult tries to reassure the youngster.

Bizarrely someone shouting, ‘Help me, I need a Lamborghini,’ can be heard in the aftermath.

It is not clear who is shouting.

The ‘Kindergarten Cop’ star posted video on Snapchat of right before the kick. 

The 'Kindergarten Cop' star posted video on Snapchat of right before the kick

In the brief clip, Schwarzenegger has his phone on selfie mode but the assailant can be seen right over his shoulder

The ‘Kindergarten Cop’ star posted video on Snapchat of right before the kick. In the brief clip, Schwarzenegger has his phone on selfie mode but the assailant can be seen right over his shoulder

In the brief clip, Schwarzenegger has his phone on selfie mode but the assailant can be seen right over his shoulder. The philanthropist had just turned off his phone when the kick occurred. 

Schwarzenegger posted throughout the day on his Instagram story as he watched kids show off their crafts at the massive sports festival that is judged. 

The actor played chess against an entire team, watched archers, admired native dancers, played softball and pool and watched endless sporting events before going to pet some big felines.

It is unknown what will happen to the man and it is unknown whether Schwarzenegger will press charges. 



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