Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, 71, was assaulted by a man who hit him with a flying jump kick in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday, while at his sporting event, Arnold Classic Africa.
He was filming a video for fans inside the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Schwarzenegger assured fans he has not been hurt. The former Governor of California and Hollywood actor was just taking photographs with fans. The attacker was quickly detained. No information was released by police. The motive for the attack is currently unclear. "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 wrote on social network.
Wayne Price, organizer of the Arnold Classic Africa, believes this incident was carefully planned by the offender, as he is known to the police for orchestrating similar incidents in the past. Mr. Schwarzenegger is however generous. Hehas confirmed that he has no intentions of laying charges. He thinks this was only an unfortunate incident. Schwarzenegger established the Arnold Sports Festival in 1989 and Arnold Classic Africa is part of.