Terminator: Dark Fate star Arnold Schwarzenegger was attacked at an event in Johannesburg, South Africa.
A video posted to YouTube by user World's Strongest Fan shows Schwarzenegger taking pictures with fans and judging a skipping competition at the Arnold Classic Africa festival when a man dropkicks him from behind. The actor's bodyguards then subdue the man.
Schwarzenegger is best known for his roles in such films as Predator, Total Recall and the Terminator series and serving as the Governor of California from 2003 until 2011. A former bodybuilder, Schwarzenegger established the Arnold Sports Festival, which includes the Arnold Classic Africa, in 1989. The actor is 71-years-old
Schwarzenegger addressed the attack on Twitter, saying, "I thought I was just jostled by the crowd... I only realized I was kicked when I saw the video like all of you."
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) May 18, 2019
Dark Fate takes place some time after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day and ignore the events of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator Salvation and Terminator: Genisys, with only the first two films remaining as canon.
Directed by Tim Miller and produced by James Cameron, Terminator: Dark Fate stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis, Gabriel Luna, Natalia Reyes and Diego Boneta. The film is scheduled for release on November 1.
(via The Independent)
This article has been updated with Schwarzenegger's response.