Arnold Schwarzenegger appears to have avoided serious injury after the 71-year-old former governor of California was blindsided and dropkicked in the back while at an event in South Africa on Saturday.
In a video of the incident that emerged online, Schwarzenegger can be seen watching and videoing a jump-rope competition at the event at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
At one point, just as Schwarzenegger appears to hand someone the cell phone he was using to take video, a man appears behind him, jumps and kicks him in the back, sending Schwarzenegger out of the camera's view. The attacker then falls to the floor and is promptly taken away by security personnel.
Later on, the video shows Schwarzenegger, who appears to be unharmed, leaving the convention center.
Following the attack, Schwarzenegger took to Twitter to comment on the incident.
"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," he wrote.