Arnold Schwarzenegger may be famous for saying he’ll be back, but the assailant who kicked him in the back while the former governor of California and bodybuilding champion was attending the Arnold Classic Africa likely won’t be. The 71-year-old Terminator star was judging a skipping competition and taking Snapchats and photos with fans when the attacker jumped and kicked the unaware Arnold in the back to the shock of onlookers.
Here is the attack on Arnold Schwarzenegger from another angle. pic.twitter.com/y4xp9OFXNi
— Danie Barnard (@DaanBarnard) May 18, 2019
The attacker was quickly detained and dragged away and Arnold could be seen walking around without any signs of serious injury thereafter. Hasta la vista, baby.
“Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about,” Arnold said on Twitter after the event. “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 went on to say, “Do me a favor: instead of sharing the video of the guy who wants to be famous, watch some of our @ArnoldSports athletes like this young hero proving that fitness is for everyone who deserve to be famous.”
Do me a favor: instead of sharing the video of the guy who wants to be famous, watch some of our @ArnoldSports athletes like this young hero proving that fitness is for everyone who deserve to be famous. They’re on my Snapchat. pic.twitter.com/EuMynJ7t1n
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) May 18, 2019
As always, Arnold remains smooth and well-spoken, even after he’s been jumped from behind.