Arnold Schwarzenegger Says He Won't Press Charges Against Man Who Attacked Him

Arnold Schwarzenegger has said he won't be pressing charges against the man who attacked him during an event in South Africa.

Taking to Twitter, the action movie hero confirmed that he doesn't plan on taking further action after he was drop-kicked by a stranger.

Instead, he says he hopes the man will "get his life on the right track".

The 71-year-old wrote: "Update: A lot of you have asked, but I'm not pressing charges. I hope this was a wake-up call, and he gets his life on the right track.

"But I'm moving on and I'd rather focus on the thousands of great athletes I met at @ArnoldSports Africa."

Since he tweeted the news, fans have come out and shown their support for the former Mr Universe.

One follower commented: "You are the greatest. And he probably broke both his ankles while you didn't even move an inch. Legend."

While another added: "I'm impressed that at 71 this dude couldn't even knock you down. Once a machine always a machine. Keep doing you Sir."

The bizarre incident happened when the Terminator star was taking selfies with fans and a man suddenly appeared from behind with an absolutely brutal two-footed drop-kick to the actor's back.

Schwarzenegger was judging a skipping competition before the attack happened - and obviously the guy was immediately dragged off.

The former Mr. Universe was thankfully unhurt after the attack and even Tweeted out in true, cool Arnie style, assuring fans he was fine. He said at the time that he didn't even realise he had been kicked.

Hard as nails. All the legend was arsed about was his video, saying he was just glad the 'idiot' responsible didn't ruin the Snapchat selfie he was taking.

The action hero said he won't take any action against the man who kicked him. Credit: PA
The action hero said he won't take any action against the man who kicked him. Credit: PA

At the time, Arnie tweeted: "And if you have to share the video (I get it), pick a blurry one without whatever he was yelling so he doesn't get the spotlight."

Joking: "By the way... block or charge?"

An earlier video showed him greeting fans at the multi-sport event Arnold Classic Africa, where fans seemed made up to meet him.

In the clip, the attacker can be heard shouting as he's dragged away, with some reports saying he yells: "Help me, I need a Lamborghini."

Not a bloody clue what that means, or how drop-kicking Arnold Schwarzenegger in the back will help to achieve it - but there we go.

The Arnold Sport Festival is a yearly event, which hosts a variety of different sports festivals across six continents each year.

The Arnold Classic Africa, where the incident happened, takes place in Johannesburg every May.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

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