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18th May 2019

Arnold Schwarzenegger attacked at event in South Africa

The 71-year-old has said he alright fine after he was fly-kicked while blindsided at a jump rope competition in South Africa

Reuben Pinder

He was not injured

Arnold Schwarzenegger was attacked at a jump-rope competition at the Arnold Classic Africa event in Johannesburg, South Africa.

A man, who for some angry felt compelled to ambush a 71-year-old, fly-kicked Schwarzenegger from behind, failing to knock him down.

The culprit was pounced on by a man who appeared to be one of the actor’s security guard.

Schwarzenegger then tweeted out a video of the attack, saying: “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?”

On Facebook, he said: “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 realised I was kicked when I saw the video like all of you. I’m just glad the idiot didn’t interrupt my Snapchat.”