Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks out after being kicked in the back

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From Digital Spy

Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed that there's "nothing to worry about" after he was kicked in the back while judging a competition in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Video footage has emerged of the Terminator star posing for pictures with fans at a skipping competition at Sandton Convention Centre, before an attacker comes up behind and kicks his upper back.

The actor jolts forward, before the assailant falls to the floor and is detained. Fans have sent their concerns over to Schwarzenegger since.

Taking to Twitter today (May 18), the actor wrote: "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 also asked fans not to share the video of the moment, which is currently doing the rounds on social media.

"Do me a favor: instead of sharing the video of the guy who wants to be famous, watch some of our @ArnoldSports athletes like this young hero proving that fitness is for everyone who deserve to be famous," he said. "They’re on my Snapchat."

Meanwhile, Schwarzenegger is set to reprise his role as the Terminator in new movie Dark Fate movie, where he will reunite with co-star Linda Hamilton.

We recently were given a first look at Arnie in the movie, and it sounds like the trailer is only weeks away, too.

Photo credit: Photo credit: Kerry Brown - 20th Century Fox

"I like to spend every #TerminatorDay in a dark room thinking dark thoughts & our edit bay is the perfect place!" director Tim Miller recently teased.

"We're here putting the finishing touches on our FIRST TRAILER-we're just weeks away from releasing this f***er into the wild & we're very, very excited."

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