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Arnold Schwarzenegger Attacked in South Africa

The 'Terminator' gets drop-kicked at a public event
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 18, 2019 11:35 AM CDT

(Newser) – New video shows actor Arnold Schwarzenegger being assaulted during a public appearance in South Africa, the AP reports. The video posted by broadcaster eNCA shows the 71-year-old standing and filming children at a sporting event in Johannesburg when a man makes a flying kick into his back. Schwarzenegger stumbles forward. The man is quickly grabbed by security. The video shortly afterward shows Schwarzenegger smiling and shaking hands with bystanders but then walking out ringed by security.

Schwarzenegger later posted on Twitter that "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." Schwarzenegger was shooting cellphone video of children skipping rope at the time of the assault, the Sandton Chronicle reports.

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